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Irish RS Aero Sailors on the Podium on Lake Garda

27th April 2022
Irish RS Aeros at the Circolo Vela Arco with Daragh Sheridan (Howth YC) (Sail number 7) and Noel Butler (National YC) Sail Number 0
Irish RS Aeros at the Circolo Vela Arco with Daragh Sheridan (Howth YC) (Sail number 7) and Noel Butler (National YC) Sail Number 0 Credit: Circolo Vela Arco/Matteo Benedetti

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 weekend from 23rd to 25th April.

Fresh from his recent Irish Southerns win at Monkstown Bay, Daragh Sheridan of Howth Yacht Club finished second by a point. Noel Butler of the National Yacht Club won the first race and also made the podium in third place.

The Garda Trentino produced reliable winds for an eight race series for the 25 entries in the RS Aero fleet, split between the RS Aero 5 and RS Aero 7 Classes.

Noel Butler (National YC, IRL)Noel Butler (National YC, IRL) Photo: Elena Giolai

In the RS Aero 5s victory went of Matteo Lubrano Lavadera (LNI Procida), in front of local sailor Filippo Michelotti (LNI Riva del Garda). On the third step on the podium was Francesco Esposito Di Marcantonio (LNI Procida).

Filippo Vincis (LNI Sulcis) won in RS Aero 7 Class from Daragh Sheridan (Howth, IRL) and Noel Butler (National YC, IRL).

Juliane Barthel (Dummer YC, GER) finished first female in 4th whilst the president of the Italian Class Guido Sirolli (Tognazzi Marine Village), won the over 55s Masters category in 5th. First Under 21 was Davide Mulas (LNI Sulcis) in 7th overall.

The regatta was well supported with a large contingent travelling from Sardinia and international visitors including four German and four Irish competitors (in charter RS Aeros).

Results downloadable below


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