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RS Aero End of Seasons Championship

The RS Aeros joined the rest of the RS family for the season closer, the End of Seasons at Rutland.Pursuit race finish -

The event doubled up as the grande finale for the 2016 UK Southern and Northern Circuits.

In a true test of ‘North meets South’ 39 RS Aeros convened from the length and breadth of the country.

Greeted by lovely sunshine but chilly 30 knot gusts the three standard races on Saturday were topped off with an all-in two hour Pursuit Race on Sunday with the other RS classes.

The big race was to be double points and non discardable leaving the result sheet wide open with it all to play for.

The Aero 5’s set off first with the 7’s 4 minutes behind. The 7’s set off on a drag race fetch-reach to mark 1 & 2 and then on to the first beat.

After around 40 minutes of racing Chris Larr was leading the pursuit after overtaking the lead RS Aero 5, Andrew Frost.

As we flew down the bottom reach at a similar pace to the two sailed RS800’s we thought this may be closer than we originally thought.

But with 10 minutes to go the first RS800 eventually managed to get past Anthony ‘Chunky’ York and then Chris Larr.

Then near the end one more got past Larr and a 3rd split hims from Chunky, leaving a good show of RS Aero 7’s in the top 10 of the race.

RS Aero End of Season

1st RS Aero 7 & Overall - Chris Larr, Northampton SC
1st RS Aero 5 - Andrew Frost, Sutton Bingham SC
1st Youth - Liam Willis, Lymington Town SC
1st Lady - Emily Watson Bowmoor SC
1st Master - Gareth Griffiths, Island Barn Reservoir SC
Top Club - Northampton SC
Top Family - Jasper & Finlay Barnham

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