RS Aero UK Winter Serie

RS Aero UK Winter Series

RS Aero UK Winter Series

After a warm and windy autumn winter must be just about here and time for RS Aero’s to plan their winter outings. This season the RS Aero UK Winter Series has been expanded to 9 events. Good geographical spread, but only the best 3 events required for a series result, should encourage sailors to qualify as a large proportion of the UK fleet will only need to travel a reasonable distance once. Again the RS Aero Series uses part of the GJW Direct SailJuice series, together with a few extra gems.

The Series kicks off this weekend in the North at Yorkshire Dales SC with their Brass Monkey on Sunday before heading south to Grafham to the Grafham Grand Prix on Monday. Next up, the Oxford Blue on 2nd Jan is once again the RS Aero Winter Championship following the success last year with 25 entered and enjoying some great racing.

With emerging fleets in both the South West and Rutland the Starcross Steamer, Roadford Rocket and Tiger Trophy are included this year for the first time. Each are great locations and particularly nice for a visit.

Annual favourites, the ever popular and centrally located Bloody Mary and Steve Nicholson Trophy, are in the Series again.

New for 2016 is the RS Aero Spring Championships at Grafham, sharing the venue with the RS800s, to officially declare winter over and look forward to a busy summer schedule!

RS Aero UK Winter Series 2015-2016

  • Brass Monkey – Yorkshire Dales SC, Sunday 27 December (GJW SailJuice)
  • Grafham Grand Prix – Grafham Water SC, Monday 28 December (GJW SailJuice)
  • UK Winter Championships, The Oxford Blue – Oxford SC, Sat 2 January (GJW SailJuice)
  • Bloody Mary – Queen Mary SC, Saturday 9 January (GJW SailJuice)
  • Starcross Steamer – Starcross SC, Exe Estuary, Sunday 17th January
  • Steve Nicholson Trophy – Northampton SC, Saturday 30th January
  • Tiger Trophy – Rutland SC, 6/7th February (GJW SailJuice)
  • Roadford Rocket – Roadford SC, Cornwall, Sunday 13th March
  • UK Spring Championships – Grafham Water SC, 19/20th March

To provide a focus one or both of the Winter Champs or Spring Champs must be one of the 3 events to count. The series shall be scored with all RS Aeros together on PY enabling sailors to choose different rigs through the series as conditions may dictate.

Full details of each event, online entry and the Notice of Series can be found on the UK Events and Documents pages of the Class website here;