The RS Aerocup at Lake Garda saw a slight increase in breeze for Day 2. Like clockwork the southerly breeze came down the lake in time for the 13:00hrs start after the fresh morning northerly had dissipated. The 50 RS Aero entries allow for Class racing of the three RS Aero fleets with three separate starts.
Rooster Sailing are supporting the event, providing an exciting array of prizes. At today’s daily ‘Pasta Party’ provided by the hosts FVM the daily Rooster awards were presented through the fleet recognising achievement large and small. ‘Top Tips’ were coerced from the main movers and shakers, Jon Harvey, Nev Herbert and Simon Maguire where those experts shared their winning gems of knowledge.
In the RS Aero 9s Liam Willis GBR, knocked in two more firsts to maintain a health lead over lead Simon Maguire GBR. Thomas Sandstrom SWE took race three to step up to the podium.
The RS Aero 7 fleet saw Italy’s Patrick Zeni winning two more races. Albacore supremo, Nev Herbert, sailed away to take the first race of the day and jump to fourth overall. Ireland’s Paul McMahon had a solid day of top 3s to leapfrog Peter Barton GBR for second overall.
In the RS Aeros 5s Rooster Sailing’s Kate Sargent carried on where she had left off with three more convincing bullets. Will anyone take a race off her? Ireland’s Roy Van Maanen took all the seconds whilst Jon Harvey GBR took all the thirds to step up to the podium.
After two days of light/medium racing tomorrow will see an interesting change with the final day’s racing set to start at 08:30hrs in the strong northerly breeze which creates good sized waves rolling down the western shore. The intention is to set the ‘Quad’ course in preference to the ‘P’. Bring it on!
by RS Aero International Class Association