RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760
RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

Rooster RS Aerocup : Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy – Day 3 & Overall

October 23, 2017
RS Aero - Aerocup Garda 2017 Featured Image

by the RS Aero International Class Association

Big breeze and an early start for the final day!

The crisp morning ‘Peler’ mountain breeze from the North had been regularly stronger that the afternoon’s ‘Ora’ from the South and to ensure reliable racing, some good variety and a prompt finish on the final day the call had been made for an 08:30 start, as often is the case at Malcesine.

Early breakfasts were organised and speedy rig up with an air of anticipation as white horses could be spotted in the distance across the lake. At 08:30 the whole of the northern end of Garda was still in the shade, with the sun just rising over Mt Baldo and shining brightly on the cliffs on the western shore. During the course of the three races the bright sunshine moved across the whole lake, providing an incredible sparling surface when on port tack!

The breeze strengthened from about 18kn up to 25kn on race two. By the end of race 3 there was still good pressure but it was evident holes in the northerly wind were emerging, with potential race opportunities opening up, as the Peler prepared to close down for its lunch.

The evening before, at the Rooster Daily Awards and Pasta Party, the fleet had voted for the 4 sided ‘Quad’ course in preference to the ‘P’ option.  The blast reach across the top was awesome. The run provided excellent opportunities to make up ground on the ample lake waves (‘harder than Carnac’ was the verdict on those) followed by a nice broad reach, wave surfing into the bottom mark.

In the RS Aero 5s Rooster Sailing’s Kate Sargent GBR had it all on if her petiteness was to maintain her clean sweep. This time she was pushed to the limit, just edging out wins by an overlapped half boat length on Roy Van Maanen IRE and Jon Harvey GBR, by making up downwind any deficit upwind. So with a clean score of nine 1sts Kate took the RS Aerocup 5 title – one for the featherweight Ladies and a nice change for her after all her near misses! Roy took the silver and Jon came through for the bronze.

The RS Aero 7 fleet looked to be all tied up by Italy’s Patrick Zeni with all 1,2s over the first two days.

The RS Aero 7 fleet looked to be all tied up by Italy’s Patrick Zeni with all 1,2s over the first two days – but incredibly, it was not to be! Peter Barton GBR, Paul McMahon IRE and Marcus Walthur GER were fast out of the blocks upwind with Peter having an edge that ultimately gave him a healthy string of three 1sts on the final day.  Even that should not have been enough with the youthful Italian needing just one 5th from the three races to secure the title. However a 7,6,12 failed to clinch it and by just one point Barton took the RS Aerocup 7 title from an overnight 7 point deficit (and in surprise, as he had done his maths wrong!), with Zeni 2nd and McMahon 3rd, just one more point adrift.

In the RS Aero 9s Liam Willis GBR left nothing to chance and hammered out three bullets, revelling in the brisk conditions, to take the overall RS Aerocup 9 title at the not so tender age of 17. Simon Maguire GBR and Harmon De Lange NED shared the 2nds.  Simon took the silver overall with Harmon just edging out Thomas Sandstrom SWE for the bronze.

RS Aerocup 9 title at the not so tender age of 17.

The fleet returned to shore just as the sun reached Fraglia Vela Malcesine over Mt Baldo. The International RS Team beavered to pack the multi trailers before the closing awards ceremony took place on the lake shore in front of the clubhouse with a final look at the incredible view across the lake to the cliffs opposite.

Many thanks to Rooster Sailing for their generous support of the 3rd RS Aerocup. A wonderful spread of prizes were enjoyed at the final awards ceremony and each daily ‘Pasta Party’ prize giving. RS Sailing assisted the RS Aero’s transport logistics and the provision of the large RS Aero charter fleet allowing far travelled sailors from USA, AUS, RUS, SWE and IRE to compete. Volvo Cars  assisted with fantastic XC60s that made the drive a pleasure and the fully loaded trailers an easy tow. FV Malceine were excellent hosts and we look forward to returning again soon! Marcus Cremer, Thomas Reuhl and Matt Draysey were out each day taking beautiful photos to capture a memorable RS Aerocup!

A wonderful spread of prizes were enjoyed at the final awards ceremony.
RS Sailing assisted the RS Aero’s transport logistics and the provision of the large RS Aero charter fleet.
Thomas Reuhl and Matt Draysey were out each day taking beautiful photos to capture a memorable RS Aerocup!

Overall

 

RS Aero 5

1st & 1st Lady- Kate Sargent GBR

2nd – Roy Van Maanen IRE

3rd & 1st Master – Jon Harvey GBR

 

RS Aero 7

1st – Peter Barton GBR

2nd & 1st Youth – Patrick Zeni ITA

3rd – Paul McMahon IRE

1st Lady – Juliane Barthel GER

1st – Master & Grand Master – Peter Stephinson AUS

 

RS Aero 9

1st & 1st Youth – Liam Willis GBR

2nd – Simon Maguire GBR

3rd – Harmon De Lange NED

1st Master – Keith Willis GBR

 

Photos by Marcus Cremer’s are available in hi-res for free download here.

SUBSCRIBE

  • Sign up for RS stories, offers, epic wipeout videos and much more!

Recent Blogs

Protecting our Playground

#PROTECTING OUR PLAYGROUNDWe are proud to return as an official partner of SAIL GP Inspire in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. At RS Sailing, we are passionate about protecting our playground and...
RS400

In memory of Peter ‘Spud’ Rowsell – former RS boat designer

Here at RS Sailing, we are deeply saddened by the recent loss of Peter (Spud) Rowsell. He is a significant part of RS Sailing history, and his influence will never be forgotten.   When Nick and...

How to get back out sailing this year?

For so many, the easing of lockdown rules brings around opportunities we’ve been longing for. A chance to meet our friends again, hug our families and resume sport. Sailing is an opportunity that...
RS Aero Japan

RS Sailing partners with the Asian Sailing Federation

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Asian Sailing Federation. The Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) is the Continental Association for Sailing in Asia and an Affiliate Member of...

The 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship welcomes the RS21

RS Sailing is excited to be partnering with Eastern Yacht Club for the 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship. A fleet of RS21s will be used for the event which runs from August 10th to August 14th and...

Why should the Brouwersdam be on your European sailing bucket list?

Sometimes it can be difficult to plan a sailing holiday because you have to consider transporting your boat as well as family and friends. Then there’s the worry you might forget something… fear...

Taking on The Everglades Challenge in a RS Venture

When David Hosler moved back to Florida after being in California for several years, he went looking for ways to rediscover the Florida he left behind years before. One day, an old friend came into...
day sail

A beginner’s guide to day sailing: from RS to you.

What is day sailing and why should I do it? As Sail Magazine said, “a daysailer should be on a boat that is easy to rig and sail, preferably single or doublehanded… and must also be easy to launch…”...
meet the teams

Meet the Teams – Marine Industry Cup 2021

We are so happy to be a partner for the Marine Industry Cup 2021, taking place on the 24th June. We wanted to get to know a bit more about the teams who are taking part and racing in our RS21s -...
Marketing Coordinator

Join the RS Team! – Operations Coordinator

Role - Operations Coordinator Location – Romsey, Hampshire RS Sailing, the world's largest small boat brand, is currently seeking an Operations Coordinator to join their award winning team based in...
RS400

In memory of Peter ‘Spud’ Rowsell – former RS boat designer

Here at RS Sailing, we are deeply saddened by the recent loss of Peter (Spud) Rowsell. He is a significant part of RS Sailing history, and his influence will never be forgotten.   When Nick and...

How to get back out sailing this year?

For so many, the easing of lockdown rules brings around opportunities we’ve been longing for. A chance to meet our friends again, hug our families and resume sport. Sailing is an opportunity that...
RS Aero Japan

RS Sailing partners with the Asian Sailing Federation

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Asian Sailing Federation. The Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) is the Continental Association for Sailing in Asia and an Affiliate Member of...

The 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship welcomes the RS21

RS Sailing is excited to be partnering with Eastern Yacht Club for the 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship. A fleet of RS21s will be used for the event which runs from August 10th to August 14th and...

Why should the Brouwersdam be on your European sailing bucket list?

Sometimes it can be difficult to plan a sailing holiday because you have to consider transporting your boat as well as family and friends. Then there’s the worry you might forget something… fear...

Taking on The Everglades Challenge in a RS Venture

When David Hosler moved back to Florida after being in California for several years, he went looking for ways to rediscover the Florida he left behind years before. One day, an old friend came into...
day sail

A beginner’s guide to day sailing: from RS to you.

What is day sailing and why should I do it? As Sail Magazine said, “a daysailer should be on a boat that is easy to rig and sail, preferably single or doublehanded… and must also be easy to launch…”...
meet the teams

Meet the Teams – Marine Industry Cup 2021

We are so happy to be a partner for the Marine Industry Cup 2021, taking place on the 24th June. We wanted to get to know a bit more about the teams who are taking part and racing in our RS21s -...
Marketing Coordinator

Join the RS Team! – Operations Coordinator

Role - Operations Coordinator Location – Romsey, Hampshire RS Sailing, the world's largest small boat brand, is currently seeking an Operations Coordinator to join their award winning team based in...

Sailability Antigua

Sailability Antigua, a not-for-profit organisation in the English Harbour area of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda was set up with the aim in mind of providing local disabled people...

How to get back out sailing this year?

For so many, the easing of lockdown rules brings around opportunities we’ve been longing for. A chance to meet our friends again, hug our families and resume sport. Sailing is an opportunity that...
RS Aero Japan

RS Sailing partners with the Asian Sailing Federation

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Asian Sailing Federation. The Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) is the Continental Association for Sailing in Asia and an Affiliate Member of...

The 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship welcomes the RS21

RS Sailing is excited to be partnering with Eastern Yacht Club for the 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship. A fleet of RS21s will be used for the event which runs from August 10th to August 14th and...

Why should the Brouwersdam be on your European sailing bucket list?

Sometimes it can be difficult to plan a sailing holiday because you have to consider transporting your boat as well as family and friends. Then there’s the worry you might forget something… fear...

Taking on The Everglades Challenge in a RS Venture

When David Hosler moved back to Florida after being in California for several years, he went looking for ways to rediscover the Florida he left behind years before. One day, an old friend came into...
day sail

A beginner’s guide to day sailing: from RS to you.

What is day sailing and why should I do it? As Sail Magazine said, “a daysailer should be on a boat that is easy to rig and sail, preferably single or doublehanded… and must also be easy to launch…”...
meet the teams

Meet the Teams – Marine Industry Cup 2021

We are so happy to be a partner for the Marine Industry Cup 2021, taking place on the 24th June. We wanted to get to know a bit more about the teams who are taking part and racing in our RS21s -...
Marketing Coordinator

Join the RS Team! – Operations Coordinator

Role - Operations Coordinator Location – Romsey, Hampshire RS Sailing, the world's largest small boat brand, is currently seeking an Operations Coordinator to join their award winning team based in...

Sailability Antigua

Sailability Antigua, a not-for-profit organisation in the English Harbour area of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda was set up with the aim in mind of providing local disabled people...
RS Sustainability Dolphin

World Oceans Day – What are RS doing to be more sustainable?

For World Oceans Day we sat down with each department at RS HQ to find out what the teams are doing to be more sustainable and protect our playground. The core team at RS Sailing are life-long...
RS Aero Japan

RS Sailing partners with the Asian Sailing Federation

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Asian Sailing Federation. The Asian Sailing Federation (ASAF) is the Continental Association for Sailing in Asia and an Affiliate Member of...

The 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship welcomes the RS21

RS Sailing is excited to be partnering with Eastern Yacht Club for the 2021 Chubb US Junior Championship. A fleet of RS21s will be used for the event which runs from August 10th to August 14th and...

Why should the Brouwersdam be on your European sailing bucket list?

Sometimes it can be difficult to plan a sailing holiday because you have to consider transporting your boat as well as family and friends. Then there’s the worry you might forget something… fear...

Taking on The Everglades Challenge in a RS Venture

When David Hosler moved back to Florida after being in California for several years, he went looking for ways to rediscover the Florida he left behind years before. One day, an old friend came into...
day sail

A beginner’s guide to day sailing: from RS to you.

What is day sailing and why should I do it? As Sail Magazine said, “a daysailer should be on a boat that is easy to rig and sail, preferably single or doublehanded… and must also be easy to launch…”...
meet the teams

Meet the Teams – Marine Industry Cup 2021

We are so happy to be a partner for the Marine Industry Cup 2021, taking place on the 24th June. We wanted to get to know a bit more about the teams who are taking part and racing in our RS21s -...
Marketing Coordinator

Join the RS Team! – Operations Coordinator

Role - Operations Coordinator Location – Romsey, Hampshire RS Sailing, the world's largest small boat brand, is currently seeking an Operations Coordinator to join their award winning team based in...

Sailability Antigua

Sailability Antigua, a not-for-profit organisation in the English Harbour area of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda was set up with the aim in mind of providing local disabled people...
RS Sustainability Dolphin

World Oceans Day – What are RS doing to be more sustainable?

For World Oceans Day we sat down with each department at RS HQ to find out what the teams are doing to be more sustainable and protect our playground. The core team at RS Sailing are life-long...
RS Venture

You’re not a racer, you’re an explorer – Have an adventure in an RS Venture

You’re not a racer, you’re an explorer. Everywhere looks different when seen from the water – in our view, better. There’s nothing like escaping the crowds and sailing from one place to another –...

Pin It on Pinterest