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  1. It is OK for all us guys sailing at the seaside! When launching into weedy rivers and lakes like the River Thames, the rear flaps prevent the boat filling up with weeds and worse!
  2. To quote Mark Twain ‘Lies Damn Lies and statistics’ is relevant here. You are right Sloan, only 15 of the 24 Aero entries ventured onto the water, the weather was wild. The entry included 14 year old sailors in their first senior regatta up to a 73 year young competitor from Perth. It is worth noting of the five girls entered, three of them finished ALL races. By comparison, of twelve International 14’s entered only six competed, it was a similar story for the Wazps, Moths, RS100’s etc. Check out the results http://sailingresults.net/site/event/80135/default.html I feel some of the co
  3. A magnificent time at the Australian National Champs http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/195135/RS-Aero-Australian-Championship?source=email Next demo day at Port Melbourne Yacht Club 22nd April from 10am
  4. 24 Aero's have entered for Australian Championships on April 1st and 2nd with competitors from WA, NSW, Vic and SA Target is 25!. The Aero 5's have been included with the Laser Radials coaching at the Victorian Youth Championships the following week, for the first time, we have a boat available to lend Once some more Kiwi's get aboard, we are looking forward to some great Southern Hemisphere action. The next Aero demo day will be held at Sorrento CBC Victoria and Hunters Hill SC New South Wales in mid April.
  5. Next Australian Aero demo sail event will be held at Port Melbourne YC on Saturday 18th March at 10am. best contact us for a time slot
  6. Our next Aero open days to try the boats are: The Festival of Sails, Geelong on 25th, 26th, and 27th, January, and at Balmoral SC Sydney Harbour on Saturday 4th Feb 8.30 to 12.30. Have a go in our Aero anytime, or preferably come to the open day at Balmoral SC on Saturday 4th Feb 8.30 to 12.30.
  7. Black Rock YC and Blairgowrie YS are the main clubs at the moment, there are a small number of Aero's at about eight other Victorian clubs Give me a ring so you can give one a try.
  8. Here are the Australian Aero Christmas demonstration tour dates. Victoria 4th -7th January Black Rock YC 8th - 13th January Blairgowrie YS For further details other dates and bookings contact Sailing Raceboats on 0487 780 706. Other times and venues by request. NSW Sydney Harbour. Location and appointments arranged by request with The Life Aquatic.. Contact Simon Reffold (02) 9979 1590
  9. We will get about 15 for the weekend, not really worth making a special trip, but if you are over you can be sure of a warm welcome
  10. Tiller Man: There is a choice of three main events. If this year. Black Rock YC Go for Gold 26th -27th November. If you wish to continue, the following week is our Aero/ RS Victorian State Championships at Royal Brighton YC (5 miles down the road). Then of you are feeling really keen the following week, The Sailing World Cup finals at St Kilda (another 5 mile drive) where you could sail against the Australian Olympic champion Tom Burton in the Laser (your first love). The charter fee is $1,200 from PSA Laser. Bring your own sail and control lines etc. If you plan on coming ne
  11. Sail Sandy Regatta Melbourne Australia With Saturday's 25+ knots of wind causing sailing to be cancelled, the Sail Sandy regatta was squeezed into the Sunday. Numbers were down, as the forecast had put many sailors off entering.. The RS Aero's, RS200's and 100's sailed together, which provided some close mixed handicap racing, with Alister Danks in an Aero 7 narrowly beating Pete Milne and Lara Blasse in their RS200, a notable 3rd equal were Phillipa Danks and Jackie Lokum (both under 16) in their Aero 5's. The family aspect of RS sailing was again demonstrated, the father and dau
  12. For those of you in sunny Western Australia there will be a 'Try an Aero Day' at Royal Freshwater Bay YC. Perth on Sunday 7th August (*not September as previously posted). All welcome For further details, contact Penny Stewart. Email: rsaerowa@gmail.com
  13. The first Aero National championships since becoming an International class are being held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club Melbourne this week end. Some very high calibre sailors, but more importantly, beginners and good club level sailors will be taking part. The international line up includes Australians, and sailors from New Zealand and the UK. There will be good proportion of juniors, and ladies racing with the guys all in one fleet, in a mix of Aero 5's and 7's. The emphasis of the event will be two days of quality racing, mixed with boat set up instruction and coaching for the les
  14. Probably 15 but itt is a start, the regatta will be shared with the RS100's 200's and Open Bics.
  15. The first Australian Aero Championships at Royal Brighton Yacht Club Melbourne on 6th and 7th February 2016. Notice of race and online entry now posted http://www.rbyc.org.au/rs100-rs200-and-rs-aero-australian-championships If you are visiting Melbourne at that time, and an Aero Owner from outside Australia, we will provide you with a boat for the event at no charge just contact Sailing Raceboats as soon as possible
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