Thursday, July 03, 2014

Three Production RS Aeros Sailing




13 comments:

Axel said...

Interesting - but why do we only see 1001 and 1002 but except from the beginning sequence nothing from 1003?

Splinter said...

Maybe the Isle of Wight triangle?

Tillerman said...

I noticed that too Axel. I assume that 1003 is an RS Aero 9 because it says on YouTube that this video demonstrates all three rigs.

I have no idea why we never really see the 9 rig. But I expect if you wait an hour or two, there will be some interesting conspiracy theories on Sailing Anarchy explaining what RS Sailing is trying to hide.

Tillerman said...

Oops. I spoke too soon. Splinter already has the first conspiracy theory before I could finish writing my comment. LOL.

kiwiyates said...

Interesting.. just a few thought.
1) They are being sailed with lots of heel, rather than flat - is that to be expected or are they just not trying hard
2) There didn't seem to be much of a speed difference between the 7 and 5 - why?
3) I'm liking the no traveller at the stern - no more wraps.
4) Would like to see the rudder/tiller connection - hopefully its more positive than the Laser, but still easy to assemble

Anonymous said...

The deck profile really makes the bent knee/droopy butt hiking style easy (not that it's fast).

Marc Jacobi

Tillerman said...

Good points Kiwiyates. It would have been nice to have had the 9 alongside the 5 and 7 in these upwind shots to see how its speed compared too.

Marc, I hope you are going to have a demo of the Aero and get someone to video it so we can see what a fast hiking style looks like for this boat.

Judith Krimski said...

Would have been nice to see some other points of sail, especially downwind so we could see the boat planing.

torrid said...

I think the wind noise was dubbed in to make the breeze appear stronger than it really was.

Tillerman said...

Apparently this video was taken during the Yachts and Yachting magazine test at Lymington YC on the Solent in England. You can see Hurst Castle and Yarmouth Isle of Wight in the background. I look forward to reading the report in Y&Y when it comes out.

Anonymous said...

The sail-plan just doesn't look right to me: The boom goes up from fore to aft and makes it look like a training boat. The look of a Finn or Laser sheeted in tight so that the boom meets the transom just looks right - the rig tightly coupled to the hull.

A Moth and a Musto Skiff have the same trait, but at least the goose-neck is way low down so that the rig looks like it was intended for the hull.

RichyRoo

Anonymous said...

I also meant to say: It would be interesting to get Mr Rooster to review the RS Aero. Does Steve read this blog, I wonder? He should.
RichyRoo

Tillerman said...

There are a couple of reviews on the Rooster Blog - but not by Steve himself I think.

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