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  1. lindy911

    rs aero

    Gouv, Congrats on pulling the trigger on the Aero. I think you'll really like it. It has taken some time, but getting the most from mine is a work in progress which improves every time I sail it. Did you get a 9 rig, I assume? Will we see an Aero start at the Easter regatta? I love that regatta.
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    RS Aero 5, 7 & 9 US portsmouth rating

    NINE: 87.5 Portsmouth Seven: 90.3 Portsmouth
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Just trying to pull some weeds in the flower garden, Sushi. With the 30 boats sold to Viridian in Dallas and the others around the state, Aero numbers in Texas are bigger than anywhere else in the US. And growing by the day. I think a trip up to Viridian so the "boss" can test drive your EVO might put that boat up there as the "premier class" sled. Those people know how to do it right. We're in the middle of designing a lighting system for the lake to make stadium style racing possible. Can you imagine; sailing at night under the lights? How cool would that be. Shot in the dark (no pun intended) but growing in probability. Also, I sailed the Aero 9 last year at Rush Creek and tied the Frog for first.
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Okay, sometimes what's printed can be hard to interpret. Regarding Aero / EVO: both are very cool boats. Why don't you buy one or the other and come play with us boat-for-boat so we can throw the Portsmouth crap out. Mono e mono. I think you would make a really good addition to either fleet. I plan to sail both.
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Forgive me if I seem blunt, but are these popcorn posts meant to be funny or are you just trying to be a dick?
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    I think (in my limited experience) Offats is one of the best places I've ever been. There is very little boat traffic there and it's open enough to get good breeze from the gulf but protected enough to keep wave action down. It's like lake sailing in salt water! The club was the biggest surprise and a well kept, but not intentional, secret. Dorm style rooms in a suite of four with twin common bathrooms and a large kitchen / living room. $30 a night. All 50 yards from your boat and the water. Wind on Offats can be and was very tricky and shifty but it did blow. Friday was upper teens gusting into the low to mid twenties, Saturday it backed a little to mid to upper teens and Sunday it was breeze on with mid twenties gusting at times to 30. Lots of boats upside-down and several rescues. The waves were capping across 2/3 of the open water and getting pretty big by then. But it was a blast, literally.
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Ahhh! I call dibs on the couch in the TV room.
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    No Evo yet so Aero it is. Big question is 7 or 9? We just did the Aero North Americans at Offatts Bayou in a lot of breeze. The 7 was the ticket as the 9 was overpowered for everyone sailing one and the handicap ding made it difficult to score well.
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    So how about sharing that info here so everyone interested in attending doesn't have to call Mrs. Burks?
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    For Ft Worth, what's the camping / housing situation. The event site says no camping.
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    The VX Evo

    I think the last two posts hit the nail on the head; the boat is a blast to sail and as SUSHI said, it's the first boat in a long time that he actually wants to go out and sail, just for the fun of it. I only spent about 45 minutes in the EVO, swapping my Aero. First thing is, it's a big boat. There is tons of room and it's stable. But under sail it didn't seem that much bigger than the Aero other than my legs weren't folded under me, but rather, stretched out. Off the wind in about 8 knots the EVO planes easily under A sail even if it was a bit busy with trying to sheet the main, the kite and steer all at once. Fun? Most definitely. That in itself is reason enough.
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    AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    I think the biggest two attributes of the Aero are the hull and the rig. The hull holds better downwind when the wind is up and doesn't slide at the mast like a laser. This allows me to have more confidence that I'm not going to kill myself once I've rounded the top mark. The rig, to me, is far easier (read possible) to de-power when the wind picks up and I can turn the sail into a sheet of plywood and vang-sheet with little effort. Combined, I sail the Aero more like a Sunfish when it blows. A Sunfish is easy for me in 25+. I'm 60 years old and weigh 205 so light air is fun and easy but not where I'm most competitive. I'm sailing a Nine rig at the Aero North Americans this weekend and it's projected to blow 13-18 Thursday through Sunday. We'll see how it goes.
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    AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    I can personally sail an Aero a lot easier than a Laser. Why? I don't know. All I know is that it's a better fit for me and my skill set. And I get better at it every time I sail it. I can't say that about a Laser.
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    AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    I'm not sure why Regattanetwork didn't show all the results for the 2017 CYC Spring Fling which also served as the RS Aero Texas State Championship. We had 15 Aeros in 2017 and just had ten for 2018. The attendance this year was stifled by no wind. For reference, the 2018 CYC Spring Fling Regatta is on the Texas District 15 Laser schedule and one full rig showed. He won all three trophies. I expect the North Americans will have 30+ boats.