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RS Aero at HISC

The Aero has taken off around the world since its launch in 2016 and has established itself at HISC.

Class Captain duties are shared between Linda Stokes and Spike Daniels. If you have any questions at all, please email:

Aero sailors at HISC have two very fresh pieces of news to be excited about. In September 2023 the UK Ladies Championship will be hosted by HISC and in August 2024 the World Championship will be coming to HISC. These events will provide further impetus to the strong growth in participation over the last four years; hosting the Nationals in 2021 saw us break the record for home club participation in an Aero championship, by a huge margin.

Members will travel to the 2023 National and World Championships; being held in Weymouth (6 & 9), Tenby (5 & 7) and Sardinia respectively.

The most popular form of club racing has been the Sprints, but turnouts for all events have been strong, from long-distance races, to Wednesday evenings and the Saturday and Sunday series. The newly launched 6 rig has been adopted by a number of members and we expect it to draw in new sailors without adversely affecting the other rig sizes.

Women On Water has also continued to grow, with big turnouts of Aeros. Every level of ambition is catered for, including purely social sailing, though many have targeted the Chichester Harbour Race Week in August; with class starts for the 5 and 7 rigs, and with a relaxed programme timed around High Water it’s an attractive proposition. The first WOW session of 2023 will be on Thursday 27 April.

The 2023 season starts on Sunday March 19th, but informal Sprints have already been held in January and are planned for February. The first Pennant weekend is 8/9 April and these run monthly until October. The first Sprints are on the 22nd April and continue until December.

It’s not all about racing though; there often Aeros out cruising or going for a blast. Because the boat is so light and easily driven, it’s just plain fun to go sailing, both for novices and the hardest-bitten racing veterans.