Full report available HERE
60 boats from the Aero family (5,7 &9) turned up today for their End of Season Championship. This just has to be an excellent attendance as this is a (relatively) new class of boat, and they do seem to be catching on with sailors from all over the country. I believe also that this was to be the first meeting for Aeros at our club.
Before racing began, Peter Barton delivered his master class Aero rig / sailing presentation.
After registration the boats went onto the water and they encountered winds from the east at about force 2, and with an overcast sky.
The races were held back to back and I think that 4 were completed with inner and outer courses. Throughout all the races the wind varied very little and I did not see any white horses, so my guess is that the wind remained more or less constant at force 2-3.
There was an excellent rules seminar with David Battaye on Saturday evening. with quite a lot of info to take in and rule interpretations (or misinterpretations) discussed.
Followed swiftly by a cracking curry from the local Indian restaurant.
On the Sunday, as it was Remembrance Day, it was decided to commemorate all those that have fallen in conflicts up to and including the present day, with a two minute silence. We were fortunate that Will Clifford – an Aero sailor himself – played the Last Post on his bugle on the committee boat. Silence ensued on board, and all 60 Aero boats came to a halt on the water.
Full results from the weekend are HERE .
Thanks to Malcolm Lewin for images and text!