RS Aero Fleet

The RS Aero

The RS Aero is a modern and exciting single handed dinghy. First released in 2014, it was named Best One-Design in Sailing World’s 2015 Boat Of The Year Awards. The magazine described it as "a stunning single hander that is more than comparable to the Laser”, and gave the Aero strong praise for its "construction quality, lightweight hull, versatile rig with multiple combinations, technical details, and price."

With four different rig sizes, the RS Aero allows sailors of all sizes and skill levels to sail competitively across a wide wind range. With a modern rig, carbon-fiber mast, and lightweight hull, the RS Aero is easy to handle and very responsive. For more on the RS Aero:

RS Aero Fleet at Cedar Point

Cedar Point YC has one of the largest and most active RS Aero fleets in North America. We currently have over 25 members and are rapidly growing. Our membership spans a wide spectrum: from former 2x World RS Aero Champion Marc Jacobi; to experienced sailors looking for a new challenge; to new sailors or ones rediscovering the sport. The CPYC Aero fleet is a welcoming and supportive environment, both on and off the water.

We organize 50+ days of racing per year, perfect if you’re seeking lots of sailing opportunities, or just flexibility to sail whenever you’re available. On any given race day, 12+ boats line up on the race course, providing fun and competitive sailing.

  • From May to September, we sail on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. 

  • From October to December and March to May we have frostbiting on Sundays, as well as the legendary January 1 Hangover Bowl event.

CPYC Aero sailors also regularly participate in regattas, both close to home in the North East as well as further afield, at National and World Championships. In 2022, you will find CPYC Aero sailors at:

  • Florida Race Week - Jan 31 - Feb 4 - Jensen Beach, FL

  • RS Aero NA Championships - May 19-22 - Tampa, FL

  • RS Aero World Championships - Jun 26 - Jul 1 - Columbia Gorge, OR

  • Vermont State Championship - DATE TBD - Lake Champlain, VT

  • Massapoag YC 73rd Annual Regatta - Date TBD - Sharon, MA

  • RS Aero Atlantic Coast Championships (Fontelieu Fall One Design Regatta) - early October - CPYC, CT

  • High Performance Regatta - Date TBD - American YC, NY

We are focused on growing our RS Aero fleet and helping our sailors develop their skills so they can better enjoy the sport and sail and race safely. We organize clinics for every level of sailor, from beginners to World Championship contenders. We bring in the best coaches including Colin Gowland from International Sailing Academy, and Olympic gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias. We also have a fleet boat to allow qualified people to try the boat.

Come and join us! For more information, please reach out to:

  • Madhavan Thirumalai ( - Fleet Captain

  • Marc Jacobi (

  • Michael Gavin (

Series Champions

Year Series Open Women Rookie
2020 Summer Weekday Marc Jacobi - -
2020 Summer Weekend Marc Jacobi - -
2021 Spring Frostbiting Marc Jacobi - Benjamin White
2021 Summer Weekday Madhavan Thirumalai Anne Kochendorfer Jamie Dodwell
2021 Summer Weekend Madhavan Thirumalai - -
2021 Fall Frostbiting Boris Mezhibovskiy - -
2022 Spring Frostbiting Jim Myers - -
2022 Summer Weekday Michael Gavin - Carlos Crespo
2022 Summer Weekend Michael Gavin Anne Kochendorfer Carlos Crespo

Latest Results

The Winners' Corner

Discover the RS Aero and Racing at Cedar Point Yacht Club

Lessons from 2X RS Aero World Champion and CPYC sailor Marc Jacobi


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