If any supporters are able to assist for a two hour stint at registration between 09:00-17:00 Saturday and between 09:00 and 15:00 Sunday please let me know!
It is every RS Aero racers responsibility to ensure that their RS Aero complies with Class Rules for racing. The Class Rules are closed class rules any change from the supplied equipment and the Rigging Manual not specifically permitted by the Class Rules is prohibited.
Please check the Class Rules (May 2022) here; https://www.rsaerosailing.org/docs/876871527(4).pdf and the Rigging Manual here; https://www.rsaerosailing.org/docs/RSAeroRiggingManualOverdeckV10.pdf
The measurement process will work through a quick checklist. RS Aeros may be checked at any time during the event and checks may go beyond that checklist. A completed checklist does not confirm an RS Aero to be class legal, it has just passed measurement at that time.
For reference, an example of the checklist can be found here; https://www.rsaerosailing.org/docs/193392911.pdf
REMINDER on Sail Numbers, National Sail Letters & National Sail Flags
See Class Rules C.10.4 and Annex 2 – https://www.rsaerosailing.org/docs/876871527(4).pdf
If you need numbers or letters off RS Sailing please contact them as early as possible
Numbers need to match the four digit sail number applied to the the hull.
They need to be black,
RS Aero 5 & 6 need 230mm tall with min. of 45mm spacings
RS Aero 7 & 9 need 300mm tall with min. of 60mm spacings
Spacings are minimums, so go for a good safety margin! Remember the spacings also apply to opposite sides and the distance from the leach too.
Country Sail Letters
Three digit country letters are required by the RRS at international events.
Letters can be either digital or rounded. Again they need to be black, with same size and spacing as the numbers.
Digital letters can be formed from buying digital 8’s. See page 39 here; https://www.rsaerosailing.org/docs/RSAeroRiggingManualOverdeckV10.pdf
National Sail Flags
1 flag is required on the port side for these events, at least 60mm under letters and from leach. A second one is optional on starboard, positioned back-to-back with the port one.
There are plenty available for each of the countries entered.
These will be provided by the Class Association at Registration at either £5 or 5 Euro each, cash only, please bring correct change!
They look great and add a nice splash of colour to the otherwise white RS Aero!
The RS Team Have Landed!
The magenta carpet is down and the site is being transformed for the RS Games, we are so excited to finally be here and cannot wait to see you all.
Please read through this important arrival information and see links to individual Official Notice Boards. You will find all information including Sailing Instructions on your event Official Noticeboard.
The code for Gate Four will be xxxx. The gate is accessible 24 hours a day with the code. This code is also for the pedestrian gate to the left of the main building entrance, although this will be open during the day. All the other pedestrian gates have the code xxxxxx.
There may be a one-way system in operation on arrival. Vehicles may access the site through Gate 4, drop off their boat, then depart through Gate 6. We kindly ask that you clear the site as quickly as possible to avoid too much queuing on the road and congestion in the dinghy park. No vehicles will be allowed in the main dinghy park.
Dinghy Park (see plan for zones)
The zones your dinghies are to be put in will be advised separately beforehand.
Road Trailers: Please put road trailers in the area indicated near to Gate 6.
RIB Road Trailers: Please put RIB road trailers at the back of the gravel car park, behind the RIB compound.
We recommend you bring a hitch/wheel lock for the trailer to secure it.
All vehicles are to be parked in the main gravel car park, over the road, opposite the main building. Vehicles are only permitted in the boat park to drop off and pick up boats.
Competitors Telegram Group
You can join the competitors Telegram group with the following link: xxxxxxxxxxx A QR code to join will be available at registration.
Reception is open 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, and 08:00 – 17:00 at the weekend. To contact Reception please call 01305 866000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lockers are available. A £10 cash deposit is required to get a key, which are available from Reception.
We kindly request that no kit bags or personal items are left in the changing rooms so as not to inconvenience others and for security of your possessions.
The Cafeteria is open 08:00 – 18:00 during the event.
Water Refill Points
WPNSA encourages visitors to bring their own reusable drinking containers. There are four water bottle refill points: one in the Cafeteria, one outside the toilet corridor and two at the bottom of the Event Hall ramp. You will see these signs next to the refill points:
Dinghy Park – No Glass or Crockery
For everyone’s safety, we kindly ask that no glass or crockery is used in the dinghy park or under the balcony. Many sailors are bare footed or just in dinghy boots walking around, so we want to prevent any cuts from broken glass or crockery.
We have a number of superb socials planned!
See poster for big socials planned throughout the RS Games, there will be lots more happening with fun on the water activities in RS21s (if the weather allows), Karaoke, RS Tera’s Got Talent, Opening Ceremonies and so much more. If you can play a musical instrument and can bring it along please do!
Individual class associations are also making plans for events to take place so please watch out for updates.