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RS Aerocup kicks off at Lake Garda

38 entries from 12 countries are signed up for the 2nd RS Aerocup kicks off at Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Lake Garda this week.

Expected among the leaders in Garda are:

Defending champion Per Christian Bordal, one of three Norwegians and is returning to defend his Spanish Aerocup title.

Kristo Ounap of Estonia is a favourite with silver medals at both the RS Aero Europeans and recent Baltic Champs.

Peter Barton is a current UK and USA RS Aero champion, but can he match the northern Europeans this time?

The youthful Ben Rolfe pulled a silver medal in the 9 rig Europeans, will Garda winds be to his liking?

And multi-class champion Geoff Carveth, is looking forward to his first championship in an RS Aero.

The ladies title will be hotly contested between European ladies champion Liina Kolk of Estonia and Kate Sargent who finished 2nd in the RS Aero 5s at the UK Nationals.

Karlijn van den Boogaard of the Netherlands competes in her first RS Aero championship, will she upset the form book?

The fun kicks of on Thursday with a warm up coaching day for the international fleet. There follows three days of Aerocup racing, Friday to Sunday.

The Garda weather is looking good. The fresh morning ‘Peler’ winds from the north may provide a good early start option over the weekend with the southerly ‘Ora’ wind providing a back up later in the day too.