3rd RS Aero World Championship – Black Rock YC, Melbourne, Australia
28th December 2019 – 4th January 2020
by RS Aero Class Association
The 2019 RS Aero World Championship visits Port Phillip Bay, Australia! Sunshine, sea breezes, great racing and a wonderful new year break!
Black Rock YC have an excellent record of hosting major championships, holding both the Australian OK and Finn Championships consecutively earlier this year. World Championships are regularly hosted at the club including several OK Worlds and Finn Gold Cups over the years.
The racing on Port Phillip Bay is world class and one of Australia’s prime regatta venues. A good variety of racing conditions is likely with a range of both wind strength and sea state providing an interesting challenge. Sea breezes can build through the day and the size of the bay allows a good swell to build up – perfect for surfing those RS Aeros!
Situated in the picturesque Half Moon Bay there is a sheltered beach for launching that is ideal for families to relax in the sun. The Cerberus Beach House Cafe next door offers both fine dining and take away fish and chips – take your pick!
The 28/29th Dec will be for registration, measurement and pre worlds sailing. World Championship racing will take place between 30th December 2019 and 4th January 2020. A lay-day is planned for New Years Day, provided racing is adequately on schedule – a chance to relax and see the sights!
- Registration: Sat 28th & Sun 29th
- Equipment Inspection: Sat 28th & Sun 29th
- First Race: Monday 30th, 13:00,
- Race Days: 30th, 31st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
- Lay Day: (or catch up day): 1st
Social Programme – for Competitors & their Guests
The four social events are locked in. The Welcome Evening includes a traditional Aussie barbecue dinner, For New Years Eve the club will be rocking with a live band. Enjoy a complimentary champagne cocktail and canapes as you prepare to welcome in 2020.
Two nights later it is Pizza Night with the pizzas being prepared locally by a renowned Italian Pizzeria. The Presentation Dinner features a two course sit down dinner. And of course, during the event there will be the opportunity to enjoy the occasional free beer and sausage sizzle after sailing. Each Competitor has the full programme included in their entry fee.
For visitors there is the opportunity at registration to buy a Combined Ticket for all four functions for AUD $120. This ticket will also give you the member pricing rate at the club bar and bistro. Individual pricing for the events is Welcome Evening $35, New Years Eve $35, Pizza Night $25 and Presentation Dinner $45 so the combined ticket saves you $20, plus the more you drink the more you will save…
RS Aero Charters – Late requests
The large shipment of charter RS Aeros leaving the UK left mid-October and are all booked out!
All sailors, Internationals and Australians, who may be still looking to charter for the Worlds should contact the Australian RS dealer, Sailing Raceboats, who have some limited charter RS Aero availability remaining. Book promptly, before they run out! Price $1,500 (AUD) – includes insurance, foils, sail…..ready to sail. Contact Sailing Raceboats in Australia.
Do you want to find out more?
Head to the RS Aero Class Association website!