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RS Aero North American Championships May 18-20, 2018 in Galveston, Texas

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The RS Aero Class is holding it's fourth North American Championships May 18-20th in Galveston, Texas hosted by the Sea Star Base Galveston and Title Sponsor KO Sailing. Stay tuned to this thread and RS Aero Class North America for for more updates through the event. 

This is likely to be the most contested podium the North American Aero Class has seen.  Will we see Hank Saurage repeat last year's event close 1 point win in Newport, RI by beating reigning RS Aero 9 World Champion?  Seattle sailors Derek Bottles or Jay Renehan sneak are sure to put up a good fight for the top spot. We'll definitely see  the local Texas sailors who have been training hard give all of these guys a challenge.  We look forwards to seeing a close battle for the podium!

One thing is for sure, the sailors that have ventured from 10 states and 1 Canadian province are in for an epic week! The forecast looks like champagne sailing everyday in the Offatts Bayou and we can't forget about the top notch entertainment with the join KO / RS Sailing sponsored Real Texas BBQ and beer from the Galveston Island Brewery!

More information about the event here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/16097

With a growing fleet the RS Aero has taken the approach to rotate the event, the biggest event being the 2016 event with 35 boats. Since the RS Aero fleet has been building in Texas, the local fleet were excited to play hosts and the Sea Star Base stepped up as top notch hosts. The RS Aero North American Class voted to go to Texas with the hope of returning to the Gorge for the 2019 RS Aero World Championships, stay tuned for an announcement on this soon.  Yes that's right... most likely 2019 RS AERO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE GORGE!! How exciting is that?!

Photo evidence that this event is getting ramped up with the KO Sailing truck pulling the RS Aero Mega Tour Trailer.

For more dates and info on the RS Aero Mega Tour visit http://www.rsaerosailing.org/natour for a full schedule and contact Marc Jacobi at USA@Rsaerosailing.org with any questions.  There is a full schedule of events coming up with reasonable charters and we want to go to more clubs, particular from those that have requests events in the Midwest!! Give us a shout to come to your event!

 

 

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I love the Aero, it is a great bit of design especially getting it down to that incredible weight.

I in no way wish to taint the Aero but have heard of structural issues with the Aero. All products suffer from teething issues in there early production and hopefully that was what my source was referring to. 

 

So cutting to the chase have any of you had issues with your Aeros

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Tink said:

I love the Aero, it is a great bit of design especially getting it down to that incredible weight.

I in no way wish to taint the Aero but have heard of structural issues with the Aero. All products suffer from teething issues in there early production and hopefully that was what my source was referring to. 

So cutting to the chase have any of you had issues with your Aeros

I have not had any "structural issues" with my Aero and am not aware of any such problems among the boats of the Aero sailors I race with.

The only thing that has worn out on my boat so far is the downhaul cleats. I had to replace them after 3 years of fairly frequent sailing.

I am aware of a few incidences of damage to the hulls of Aeros from full speed boat to boat collisions during racing, but these are not common by any means.

There was also a concern about the mast wearing the gel coat of the mast step but that has been fixed in more recent boats with a collar around the step.

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