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First RS Aero Worlds open in Carnac, France

The first Rooster RS Aero World Championsips are set to open in Carnac, France, this Sunday with 96 entries who will race in three divisions.

After the Sunday practice race there will be an opening ceremony and the championship racing will commence on Monday (24 July).

The biggest entry is for the Aero 7 division with 65 entries, then the Aero 9 devision with 26 entries and 5 entries for the Aero 5.

The form book is too hard to call with so many worldwide sailors coming together for the first time.

Team Rooster have four sailors taking part headed up by multiple single handed champion Stephen Cockerill. Marc Jacobi heads up the nine strong USA contingent having recently won the RS Aero 9 North Americans.

Last year’s European Championship Silver Medallist Kristo Ounap of Estonia will lead the Estonian and Russian Team of seven, travelling the width of Europe.

On form sailors of the moment to watch out far are Paul Bartlett of Starcross UK who won last weekend’s Lymington Regatta from 30 RS Aeros, UK Winter Champion Liam ‘Lightning’ Willis and UK & past USA national champ, Class Manager Peter Barton could be a contender too.

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