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Hallowe’en sunflash….Peter Barton of Lymington Town SC came to Howth for the RS Aero Easterns 2022. In 1954, legendary voyager Humphrey Barton of Lymington founded the Ocean Cruising Club
The growing Irish RS Aero fleet closed out its summer season with a blustery Eastern Championships in Howth Yacht Club on the Hallowe’en Weekend. Thrills, spills and tactical racing were the order of the day, while shifting winds and strong…
Noel Butler using the six rig in the RS Aero
The 22nd of October was the first date in the 3 Saturday morning Super Series run by the Irish National Sailing Club. MarineServices.ie as the RS agents are the event sponsors. The series, unlike other racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour,…
You need to compare Ilca/Lasers with Aeros and other designs in open water? There’ll be a Test Laboratory at Howth ever Sunday morning from 6th November until 12th March, thanks to the 48th Howth Frostbite Series. Here, Daragh Kelleher and Paul McMahon are the lab technicians for Ilca and Aero
One of Ireland's longest-running winter dinghy series returns this November for another selection of top-class racing in Howth. The series that began in 1974 goes from strength to strength, with people coming from further and further afield to take advantage…
The RS Aero dinghy class will have a two day six-race event on Belfast Lough
Ballyholme Yacht Club will be the venue over the weekend of 19th till 21st August for an RS championship event which organiser Bob Espey hopes will attract around 60 competitors. The event will be held in the waters of Belfast…
Class Captain Brendan Foley with first RS Aero 6 rig in Ireland
What happens if you race an RSAero 5 against an Aero 6 and an Aero 7 in big wind? That’s exactly the question that was on the minds of the competitors in the RS Aero fleet at the recent DMYC…
On the RS Aero podium in Elba - 1 ITA 3441 Vincis Filippo, RS Aero 7,  2 ITA 3557 Mulas Davide, RS Aero 7 and 3 IRL 3826 Butler Noel, RS Aero 7
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) PY dinghy overall leader Noel Butler was on the podium at the weekend at the third Italian RS Aero event of the season on the beautiful Island of Elba. The event was dominated by national…
RS Aero sailor Roy Van Maanen is a DBSC PY dinghy competitor
The National Yacht Club's Noel Butler sailing his RS Aero 'Orion' was on top again in the DBSC's AIB Summer dinghy series with two more wins in Tuesday night racing (May 24th) in his RS Aero dinghy to bring his strike…
Howth Yacht Club's Daragh Sheridan is Irish RS Aero champion
Howth Yacht Club's Daragh Sheridan continued his recent run of good form to win the Irish RS Aero National Championships on the 14th & 15th of May 2022 in Ballyholme Yacht Club. The second Nationals of the fast-growing Aero class…
DBSC Tuesday night race five for PY dinghies was in Scotsman's Bay to the East of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in light southeast winds
Another win for Noel Butler last night in DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing gives him four wins from five starts of the PY division in his RS Aero dinghy. Race five was run by Race Officer Declan Traynor in Scotsman's Bay…
Noel Butler in his RS Aero dinghy
RS Aero sailor Noel Butler was last night's winner of both DBSC PY races and sits on three net points to lead the overall Dublin Bay series after four races sailed by six points.  The DBSC Race officer for the inside…
Irish RS Aeros at the Circolo Vela Arco with Daragh Sheridan (Howth YC) (Sail number 7) and Noel Butler (National YC) Sail Number 0
A few RS Aero sailors travelled to Lake Garda at the weekend for some Aero racing for the second Italian National Series RS Aero Regatta concluded alongside the Open Skiffs in Garda Trentino at Circolo Vela Arco over the long…
RS Aero racing at the DMYC Frostbite – 1321 Brendan Foley, leads 14641 Nick Miller, 3433 Skinny, 3431 Stephen Oram and 161 Pierre Long
RS Aeros have been delivering great results around the island of Ireland during a mild but sometimes windy Winter sailing season writes Class Chairman Brendan Foley Most dinghy Winter leagues run a PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) handicap system to allow multiple…
RS Aero Demo Day
Howth Yacht Club has announced that three RS Aero rigs will be available to demo in the harbour on Sunday 27 March. The demonstrations will run from 11am to 2pm on the day. Email the organiser Daragh Sheridan for more…
Frostbite racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday 5 December
Ten Fireballs made it to the start line of the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series yesterday (Sunday 5 December), with one boat stranded ashore seeking crew. The sunshine drew out a good entry from all fleets despite the chilly and…
RS Aeros dominated the opening races of the PY division of the DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In his RS Aero, Brendan Foley made a clean sweep of the first PY races of the Viking Marine Frostbite Series 2021-22 at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday afternoon.  After a break in 2020, the country's longest-running winter dinghy racing resumed on…
RS Aero Southern Championships winner Daragh Sheridan (left) and Greystones Sailing Club Commodore Barry Keogh
The RS Aero Southern Championships were run this weekend out of Greystones Sailing Club. This late-season event attracted 11 Aero entries, who sailed with the RS 200 and RS 400 fleet on a windward / leeward course under the watchful…

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