Written by Mark Jardine – YachtsandYachting.com
The RS Aero has won World Sailing’s Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.
The Evaluation Panel met multiple times via web conference and spent five days together between the 11th & 15th March during the Sea Trials hosted at the Real Club Naútico de Valencia, in Spain, evaluating the equipment options.
The Evaluation Panel developed a scoring matrix against which the equipment options were scored based on the evaluation criteria for the event. In this the RS Aero scored 80%, the Laser 69%, the Melges 14 54% and the D-Zero 52%…