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RS Super Series Back on this Saturday at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

21st November 2023
The RS Neo dinghy will debut at the Dun Laoghaire Super Series. The Irish National Sailing Club has invested in the ‘baby Aero’ over the last few years and now boasts a fleet of four boats
The RS Neo dinghy will debut at the Dun Laoghaire Super Series.The Irish National Sailing Club has invested in the ‘baby Aero’ over the last number of years and now boasts a fleet of four boats

The RS Super Series is open to all RS boats, and the Waszps is back in action this Saturday, with racing also extended to the RS Neo.

The RS Aeros weren’t able to join the first weekend of the RS Super Series last month, as they were racing their final event of the year at the Eastern’s in Howth Yacht Club.

However, they are back in force this weekend for the Super Series run by RS agent MarineServices.ie

This series has always been well attended by the RS Aero class, with most sailors opting to sail during the winter with their 6 rig, allowing for the generally stronger winds experienced during the winter!

The Aero has proven to be one of the most sailed boats in Dublin Bay, with consistent active sailing in the DBSC summer series, DMYC frostbites and Super Series throughout the winter, proving the flexibility and addictiveness of the little boats.

With their all-carbon rig, the Aero responds well to the primary sail controls, allowing sailors to power and de-power their boats with little effort!

Joining the Aeros on Saturday will be the RS Neo. The Irish National Sailing Club has invested in the ‘baby Aero’ over the last number of years and now boasts a fleet of four boats. The Neo bridges the gap between a learn-to-sail dinghy such as the RS Zest and the lightweight racing Aero!

The Neo uses a durable, roto moulded hull with long-lasting aluminium foils yet has the all-carbon rig from the Aero 6. This allows sailors progressing from training classes to learn about the dynamic sail control that comes with carbon spars without worrying about damaging the lightweight Aero hull…

There are still opportunities to get involved! Marine Services has Aeros available for charter for the series; feel free to drop a mail to [email protected] if you want to get involved…

Published in RS Sailing, RS Aero, INSS
Kenneth Rumball

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Kenneth Rumball

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Kenny Rumball is the Principal of the Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. He is a multi dinghy champion and offshore sailor. In 2018 he was awarded the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Seamanship Trophy for a Man Overboard Rescue in the Round Ireland Race. In May 2020 he embarked on a mixed offshore doublehanded keelboat campaign with Pamela Lee.

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