Monday, May 05, 2014


Because we haven't had an RS Aero post for at least a week...

Showing all three rigs, the 9, 7 and 5, lined up on the beach.

Photo shamelessly stolen from the Facebook page of West Coast Sailing.

George and Phil from West Coast Sailing have been in the UK checking out the RS Aero.

George posted a brief report on Dinghy Anarchy about the demo, and is promising a full report later.

Quotes from that post…

The boat was quite different than I expected. Once I got over that, it was, perhaps ultimately similar to the feel of driving a go kart after years of driving a muscle car. It was both precise and crisp in response to control and kinetic inputs. It comes to life as you forget some old habits.
I am quite confident there isn't anything like it in the US. 
Amazing experience. I do this for a living and I still had to chuckle at the fun we were having.


Baydog said...

Please just get one already! I think I'd need a 13

Tillerman said...

That's the problem. I can't just get one. They are not available in the US yet. I will have a demo in the summer and then probably actually take delivery next March. In the meantime I have to make do with blogging about it.

This is worse than waiting for the next season of Downton Abbey. Will Mary choose Tony or Charles? Will Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes have a torrid affair? How can Cousin Rose be even more annoying? People really blog about this stuff too. Don't make me do it.

Mark R said...

That picture is at HISC. We were due to test the Aero in Chichester Harbour this week, but the forecast looks very poor.

Tillerman said...

That's a bummer Mark. Hope you do get a chance to demo the Aero this week. But I guess RS Sailing will reschedule it if the weather prevents it?

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