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Royal St George Yacht Club to Host Seachange Now RS Aero Eastern Championships

26th June 2021
An RS Aero competing in Royal cork's mixed dinghy PY event in Crosshaven earlier in June. The class will host its Eastern Championships on July 2nd at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
An RS Aero competing in Royal cork's mixed dinghy PY event in Crosshaven earlier in June. The class will host its Eastern Championships on July 2nd at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Credit: Bob Bateman

The new RS Aero class is holding their first event ever in Ireland at the Royal St George on July 3rd and 4th, sponsored by Executive Coaching and Team Development company Seachange Now. The event has attracted a small but highly competitive fleet of 10-15 boats. With a mix of 5 and 7 rigs racing together in a PY format. Race Officer Michael Conway of Wexford will be giving the fleet a number of windward-leeward races on Dublin Bay.

With prizes for the top 3 boats, a masters prize and a novice prize the competition will be tight.

In the hunt for the top prizes will be the visiting Northern Irish boats featuring international race officer Robin Gray and RYA Development Manager Hammy Baker along with Christina Cunningham of Ballyholme.

The local fleet will be pushing hard with ex-fireball aces Noel Butler and Stephen Oram sure to put in some good performances. The Byrne brothers Barry and Teddy new joiners to the fleet this year have shown a good turn of speed in the DBSC racing.

Racing out the host club Brendan Foley and Sarah ‘Skinny’ Byrne will be hoping to keep the trophy in Dun Laoghaire. Skinny will have tough competition in the 5 rig from Greystones sailor Roy Van Maanen. There are hopes of a Cork Harbour sailor joining the fray too.

An outdoor socially distanced dinner will be served to the sailors on the Saturday night by the Royal St George who also host the Dragon East Coasts on the same weekend.

A few of the Dun Laoghaire sailors who are holidaying may have boats for charter if people are interested in trying out an Aero in a race setting. Contact Brendan Foley, Class Chairperson on +353 876292324 if interested.

More details here

Published in RS Aero, RStGYC
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