Fleet Captain: Pete Townend
The RS Aero fleet is the newest and fastest growing fleet at Chelmarsh Sailing Club and is the only twenty first century racing dinghy. The dinghy has been more than three years in design and development by Racing Sailboats, the worlds’ largest builder of racing sailboats, and is one of the most technically advanced dinghies in the world. The spars are carbon fibre, as is much of the hull which is also constructed from foam and epoxy resin. This results an ultra-
Because the boat is so light the days of the road trailer are gone. The boat and aluminium launching trolley can easily be lifted on the roof of a family car. Two boats can be stacked on a car and comply with road traffic legislation.
Great attention to detail has been made to fitting out the boat to ensure ease of sailing. You will notice many fittings are specifically designed for the RS Aero and are innovative and unique, to improve sailing pleasure. Three rigs are available the 5, the 7 and the 9, so the power of the rig can be matched to the helms weight and ability. This means that one family can just have one boat from Junior to adult by changing the rigs. The perfect family boat.