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2015 Magic Marine RS Aero UK Series
A mass start at the RS Aero UK Nationals at Weymouth in August - RS Aero UK Nationals© Alex Newton-Southon

Magic Marine RS Aero UK Series 2015

The RS Aero UK Inland Championships at Bowmoor concluded the 2015 UK Series, and both were generously supported by Magic Marine. Over the four event series there have been a whopping total of 138 entries. After taking out 15 double entries that opted to use more than one rig there were still a massive total of 123 unique entries! This included 13 Ladies, 15 Youths (under 19) and 24 Masters (55 and over).

The 36 RS Aeros at Bowmoor meant the last few podium slots for the 2015 UK Series were hotly contested as the scoring remained wide open going into that final event.

Matthew Caigar (Sevenoaks) retained his lead in the RS Aero 5s by decisively winning at Bowmoor, pipping Cathy Bartram (Chew Valley) on a tie break for the series. Archie Hainsworth (Alton Water) held on to third place despite some late charges.

In the RS Aero 7s Peter Barton (Lymington Town) had done enough early on to seal the top spot. Peter Townend (Chelmarsh) reinforced his second overall by achieving second at Bowmoor and Paul Robson (Reading) took third.

The RS Aero 9s had a close finish with Richard Watsham (Starcross) winning with a 1,2 from David Rickard (Gurnard) on a 2,2. Matt Thursfield (Chelmarsh) won Round one at Chelmarsh to complete the podium with third overall.

Movers and shakers
The final round at Bowmoor saw several sailors shoot up the rankings with new faces at the front of each fleet.
Mark Carleton (Papercourt) dominated the 7s to jump up to fourth overall, narrowly missing out on the podium.
Charlie Pearce (Dabchicks) took fourth at Bowmoor in the RS Aero 5s to pull through to fourth overall and was rewarded by winning a three way tie against Emily Davis (Great Moor) and Ben Poe (Sutton Bingham and Lymington).
The local RS Aero 9s of Al Keck (Bowmoor) and David Lynall (Bowmoor) dominated at the final event but needed another result for a series. Andrew Snell (Army SA) shot up to fifth overall with his fourth at Bowmoor.

2015 Magic Marine RS Aero UK Series

Round 4 at Bowmoor by Derrick Page – Magic Marine RS Aero UK Series 2015Derrick Page

We have experienced all conditions over the series and our understanding of the RS Aeros and the relative rigs is much deeper now. At Lymington we had 25kn gusts against a strong ebb on day one, reducing to a pleasant 12kn dropping to a drift on day two. Chelmarsh was medium, but with a large differential of 10-20kn, challenging shifts and silky smooth flat water – a very different planing challenge to Lymington. The UK Nationals at Weymouth varied from light to ‘the windy side of medium’. Bowmoor finished the series with a light to medium breeze with typical inland ‘sniggling’ skills required. We scored the series as three separate fleets, but also enjoyed some interesting inter fleet racing with PY results too.

Next up is the RS Aerocup : Barcelona on 29th October – 1st November. With 34 competitors from seven nations already registered it will be the biggest international bubble to date and a fantastic precursor for next years European Championship in Germany.

Ladies
First Cathy Bartram (Chew Valley) – Second RS Aero 5
Second Emily Davis (Great Moor) – Fifth RS Aero 5
Third Caitlin Atkin (Alton Water) – Seventh RS Aero 5

Youths (under 19)
First Matthew Caigar (Sevenoaks) – First RS Aero 5
Second Archie Hainsworth (Alton Water) – Third RS Aero 5
Third Charlie Pearce (Dabchicks) – Fourth RS Aero 5

Masters (55 and over)
First Peter Townend (Chelmarsh) – Second RS Aero 7
Second David Rickard (Gurnard) – Second RS Aero 9
Third Gareth Griffiths (Island Barn) – Fourth RS Aero 9

Top Club (Top three placings)
First Chelmarsh 11pts (2nd in 7s, third in 9s, sixth in 9s)
Second Lymington Town 16pts (1st in 7s, seventh in 7s, eighth in 9s)
Third Alton Water 20pts (3rd in 5s, seventh in 5s, 10th in 5s)
Fourth Gurnard 23pts (2nd in 9s, eighth in 5s, 13th in 9s)
Fifth Papercourt 40pts (4th in 7s, 12th in 7s, 24th in 7s)
Sixth Bowmoor 47pts (12th in 9s, 14th in 9s, 21st in 9s)
Seventh Royal Lymington 49pts (14th in 5s, 14th in 7s, 21st in 7s)
Eighth Hayling Island 56pts (13th in 5s, 21st in 5s, 22nd in 9s)

Results

RS Aero 5 Four events, 2 to count
Rank Name Round 1 Chelmarsh Round 2 Lymington Round 3 Weymouth          UK Nationals Round 4 Bowmoor       UK Inlands TOTAL NET
1 Matthew Caiger 33 3 3 1 40 4
2 Cathy Bartram 2 33 12 2 40 4
3 Archie Hainsworth 33 5 7 33 78 12
4 Charlie Pearce 33 33 11 4 81 15
5 Emily Davis 33 10 13 5 61 15
6 Ben Poe 33 6 9 33 81 15
7 Caitlin Atkin 33 33 10 6 82 16
8 Judith French 33 11 14 33 91 25
9 Hugo Robathan 33 12 16 33 94 28
10 Will Taylor 33 33 1 33 100 34
11 David Ellis 33 1 33 33 100 34
12 Ffinlo Wright 1 33 33 33 100 34
13 Henry Jameson 33 33 2 33 101 35
14 Karl Thorne 33 2 33 33 101 35
15 Lucy Greenwood 33 33 33 3 102 36
16 Peter Wilson 3 33 33 33 102 36
17 Debbie Degge 33 33 4 33 103 37
18 Louise Johnson 33 4 33 33 103 37
19 Alison Taylor 4 33 33 33 103 37
20 George Catchpole 33 33 5 33 104 38
21 Louis Wright 33 33 6 33 105 39
22 Hilary Ross 33 33 33 7 106 40
23 Nick Eales 33 7 33 33 106 40
24 Harry Jones 33 33 8 33 107 41
25 Philip Gwyther 33 8 33 33 107 41
26 Jane Homewood 33 9 33 33 108 42
27 Simon Ward 33 13 33 33 112 46
28 Nicci Kilpatrick 33 14 33 33 113 47
29 Maggie Dunn 33 33 15 33 114 48
30 Jon Harvey 33 18 33 33 117 51
31 Dan Bird 33 18 33 33 117 51
32 Andrew Wilde 33 18 33 33 117 51

 

RS Aero 7 Four events, 2 to count
Rank Name Round 1 Chelmarsh Round 2 Lymington Round 3 Weymouth          UK Nationals Round 4 Bowmoor       UK Inlands TOTAL NET
1 Peter Barton 1 1 2 68 72 2
2 Peter Townend 5 5 20 2 32 7
3 Paul Robson 3 11 24 68 106 14
4 Mark Carleton 68 68 14 1 151 15
5 Luke Mapley 68 9 11 68 156 20
6 Nigel Rolfe 68 8 13 68 157 21
7 Nick Eales 68 13 29 11 121 24
8 Chris Jones 7 18 68 68 161 25
9 Mark Tissiman 8 17 68 68 161 25
10 Kent Martin 68 68 23 4 163 27
11 David Cherrill 4 23 68 68 163 27
12 Adrian Stell 68 23 68 6 165 29
13 Dave Harris 68 68 33 7 176 40
14 Neil Wharmby 68 68 32 12 180 44
15 Judith French 68 14 36 68 186 50
16 Glen Truswell 68 68 1 68 205 70
17 Jo Richards 68 2 68 68 206 71
18 Gareth Williams 2 68 68 68 206 71
19 John Harvey 68 68 68 3 207 72
20 Jack Holden 68 68 3 68 207 72
21 Alex Hayman 68 3 68 68 207 72
22 Fergus Barnham 68 68 4 68 208 73
23 Nigel Wakefield 68 4 68 68 208 73
24 Richard Guy 68 68 68 5 209 74
25 Ants Haavel 68 68 5 68 209 74
26 Finlay Barnham 68 68 6 68 210 75
27 Giovani Belgrano 68 6 68 68 210 75
28 Ade White 6 68 68 68 210 75
29 Robbie Wilson 68 68 7 68 211 76
30 Simon White 68 7 68 68 211 76
31 Doug Roberts 68 68 68 8 212 77
32 Nev Herbert 68 68 8 68 212 77
33 Carole Williams 68 68 68 9 213 78
34 Michiel Geerling 68 68 9 68 213 78
35 Robert Fiske-Moore 9 68 68 68 213 78
36 Phil Wright 68 68 68 10 214 79
37 Mike Saul 68 68 10 68 214 79
38 Seumas Kilpatrick 68 10 68 68 214 79
39 Steve Taylor 10 68 68 68 214 79
40 Adrian Speke 11 68 68 68 215 80
41 Tom Partington 68 68 12 68 216 81
42 Nick Ingram 68 12 68 68 216 81
43 Dave Thursfield 12 68 68 68 216 81
44 Dave Powley 68 68 68 13 217 82
45 David Partridge 13 68 68 68 217 82
46 Dave Beard 14 68 68 68 218 83
47 Rob Beaton 68 68 15 68 219 84
48 Jim Hood 68 15 68 68 219 84
49 Rob Hampton 15 68 68 68 219 84
50 David Ellis 68 68 16 68 220 85
51 David Osborne 68 16 68 68 220 85
52 Ed Storey 68 68 17 68 221 86
53 Tim Peters 68 68 18 68 222 87
54 Ffinlo Wright 68 68 19 68 223 88
55 Karl Thorne 68 68 21 68 225 90
56 Peter Freeland 68 68 22 68 226 91
57 Andrew Williams 68 23 68 68 227 92
58 Peter Chaplin 68 23 68 68 227 92
59 Chris Hobday 68 68 25 68 229 94
60 Peter Craggs 68 68 26 68 230 95
61 Nick Neve 68 68 27 68 231 96
62 Andrew Snell 68 68 28 68 232 97
63 Christopher Cope 68 68 30 68 234 99
64 Paul Harwood 68 68 31 68 235 100
65 John Hobson 68 68 34 68 238 103
66 Harry Jones 68 68 35 68 239 104
67 Robert Holdway 68 68 37 68 241 106

 

RS Aero 9 Four events, 2 to count
Rank Name Round 1 Chelmarsh Round 2 Lymington Round 3     Weymouth                UK Nationals Round 4 Bowmoor       UK Inlands TOTAL NET
1 Richard Watsham 2 1 8 7 18 3
2 David Rickard 40 2 2 40 84 4
3 Matt Thursfield 1 5 5 6 17 6
4 Gareth Griffiths 3 40 10 8 61 11
5 Andrew Snell 40 40 12 4 96 16
6 Tony Jukes 5 40 40 11 96 16
7 Phil White 40 40 15 10 105 25
8 Jim Hood 40 6 21 40 107 27
9 Adrian Neal 40 40 16 15 111 31
10 Mark Tissiman 40 40 20 13 113 33
11 Chris Jones 40 40 24 16 120 40
12 Al Keck 40 40 40 1 121 41
13 Luke Deegan 40 40 1 40 121 41
14 David Lynall 40 40 40 2 122 42
15 David Cherrill 40 40 40 3 123 43
16 Simon Hiscocks 40 40 3 40 123 43
17 Tom Kennedy 40 3 40 40 123 43
18 Giovanni Belgrano 40 40 4 40 124 44
19 Andy Warren 40 4 40 40 124 44
20 Peter Gale 4 40 40 40 124 44
21 Harry Joyce 40 40 40 5 125 45
22 Ian Swann 40 40 6 40 126 46
23 Richard Woods 6 40 40 40 126 46
24 Toby Freeland 40 40 7 40 127 47
25 Andrew Wilde 40 7 40 40 127 47
26 Neil Wilkie 40 8 40 40 128 48
27 Antony Lynall 40 40 40 9 129 49
28 David Batchelor 40 40 9 40 129 49
29 Chris Hobday 40 9 40 40 129 49
30 Ben Rolfe 40 40 11 40 131 51
31 Alastair Stagg 40 40 40 12 132 52
32 Ben Wallis 40 40 13 40 133 53
33 Mark Lambdin 40 40 40 14 134 54
34 Robert Freeland 40 40 14 40 134 54
35 Ade White 40 40 17 40 137 57
36 Chris James 40 40 18 40 138 58
37 Chris Smith 40 40 19 40 139 59
38 Martin Clarke 40 40 22 40 142 62
39 John Hobson 40 40 23 40 143 63

by Peter Barton

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