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RS Aero Irish Open Postponed at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

20th August 2020
RS Aero dinghy sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour RS Aero dinghy sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School together with the Irish RS Aero Class Association have decided to postpone the inaugural RS Aero Irish Open, due to take place in one months' time on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September.

Following the latest public health advice, the postponement will allow for greater certainty of the event proceeding. While the 19th and 20th of September are after the new restrictions are due to be lifted, the decision means competitors and officials will not have to make commitments with the uncertainty as to possible restriction extensions.

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is looking forward to welcoming the Irish Aero Class now on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October.
Event details will be updated on the RS Aero class website in due course.

Irish RS Dealer and INSS centre principal Kenneth Rumball says "The primary motivation for the Irish RS Aero Class and the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is everyone's safety and wellbeing. This postponement provides the best possible chance for the event to proceed safely and takes the pressure off competitors and officials in an uncertain environment".

Separately, a shipment of new RS Aeros are due to arrive in Ireland in early September, and it is hoped that new sailors can be welcomed to the class in advance of the event. Demo sails are available at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School if any prospective Aero owner wants to give one a try.

Published in RS Sailing, INSS
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