We have been very fortunate in gaining two RS Aero’s, a 5 and a 7 as a result of a grant from Sport England with the support of the RYA, Energise and the very generous sponsorship of Racing Sailboats.
The RS Aero’s are high performance dinghies being very lightly built of carbon and epoxy resin. They need to be cared for and treated with respect, hence they are more geared for competent racing helms: they aren’t a beginner’s boat, even though they weigh less than an Optimist at 30kg.
Sailing Opportunities: RS Aero’s
The purpose of the grant is to encourage the participation, enjoyment and skills of racing. Competent is defined as being a good racing helm with several months experience racing, being able to rig a boat, launch it, sail a race and then pack the boat away without help.
For all of those who would like a free taster session please book in advance with Rob Fisk-Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01952-882622).
You can also charter an Aero, by contacting Rob, but fees have to be paid in advance please! (Juniors, students in full time education and 14yrs to 25 years £15 a day;
Adults £20 a day)
Other times can be booked by arrangement on a pro rata rate e.g. Adult Wednesday Night race £7.
It is hoped to sell the boats at the end of the year to club members and purchase boats annually, avoiding maintenance as well as to build up the club fleet.
In the case of children, an adult will act as guarantor and sign the charter documentation on behalf of the child accepting responsibility. (Commercial charter fees are around £30 an hour!) Subject to the following conditions. In the event of damage to the boat, the charterer will pay the insurance excess and travelling of £150. The boat will be taken to Phil Scott who is a RS approved repairer. We really do not want any damage please! The charter fee is to cover insurance, running costs and depreciation.