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**Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix** Squad Selector (GP1)
Draycote Water Sailing Club
**Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix** Squad Selector (GP2)
Hayling Island Sailing Club
Open Training at Bough Beech SC
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Posted: 29/11/2017 20:13:54
RS Feva Winter Championship at the WPNSA
The final event in the RS Feva 2017 racing calendar took place over the weekend of the 25th/26th November at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. It was really nice to share the event with the RS200s who were holding an Open Meeting at the same venue and we will certainly look to do more of this in 2018.
Given the forecast earlier in the week, any sailing on Saturday looked unlikely for the 43 competitors but the fleet were treated to a sunny morning but a very strong north westerly. It was also bitterly cold and so the event at least had the weather to be considered a "Winter Championship".
By the time the sailors launched the wind was really the top end for racing but a huge credit to our sailors, they all left the shore for the race track though some certainly looked a little apprehensive which was very understandable.
The race officer had decided a windward leeward course was the best option for the 2 classes given the wind and the cold and racing got underway pretty much on time. Out of the blocks well in the tough conditions were Ben Hutton-Penman and Abi Jayasekara (Corinthian Otters) winning the first race followed by Sophie Johnson (Blackwater Sailing Club) and Dylan Collingbourne (Burnham Sailing Club) in 2nd and Annie Hammett and Emma Wells (Hayling Island Sailing Club) in 3rd. The next two races were a master class in upwind sailing in breeze from Sophie and Dylan who won them both, chased hard in the second by Tom Storey (Yorkshire Dales) and Rupert Jameson (Hayling Island Sailing Club) and Ben and Abi and in the third by Ben and Abi and Annie and Emma.
So overnight leaders were Sophie and Dylan on 4 points with Ben and Abi two points down and Tom and Rupert in third.
Day two was still as cold but the wind had at least moderated a bit and was due to moderate further, that allowed the lighter and less experienced sailors to enjoy the sailing a bit more. In the first race Sophie and Dylan started where they left off the previous day and finished first, followed by Ben and Abi and the Tom Burke and Theo Stewart (Windermere School). In race two it was Ben and Abi winning, with Sophie and Dylan second and Freddy Wood and Teddy Ferguson (Hayling Island Sailing Club) in third. The final race went down to the wire with Sophie and Dylan champions unless Ben and Abi could win. Down the final run it looked on for Ben and Abi who were leading and covering Sophie and Dylan. Whilst that was going on however, Tom and Theo sailed a superb final run to pip both leading boats to the leeward mark and finishing first, leaving Ben and Abi in second and Dylan and Sophie third and the overall winners.
So many congratulations to our RS Feva Winter Champions Sophie and Dylan, finishing on an excellent 7 points, followed closely by Ben and Abi on 8 points and Tom and Rupert, who sailed another very consistent series, on 19 points. Well done to our top girl team of Annie and Emma finishing an excellent 5th and our Endeavour winners Caspar Barton and Tom Edwards (Bough Beech Sailing Club).
So that's a wrap for 2017. A huge thank you to all the staff and race committee at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy for once again putting on a great event and keeping our sailors safe, especially on Saturday when the conditions were pretty marginal. And once again well done to our sailors, firstly for sailing so well in such tough conditions and also making the Tally Board staffs' day with all your "please" and "thank yous". Also a massive thank you to Lucy Jameson for her tireless hard work and organisation and to all the other helpers and parents for everything you all do
Posted: 27/11/2017 12:14:55
Winter Championships and RS200 Open
Posted: 25/11/2017 14:53:07
Update from Class Chairman followed by Racing and Training in November
Update from Class Chairman followed by Racing and Training in November
Update From The Feva Class Chairman
Just when you think the sailing is slowing down a bit and you look at the diary and see all the amazing opportunities the class committee and volunteers have been busy organising for our wonderful RS Feva sailors.
You don’t have to be selected for any squad to have access to great quality coaching weekends. Take a look at the weekend 18/19 November 2017 as a great example when we have Class Open Training in both North and East regions as well as some RYA Scotland organised training.
Northern Region Open Training is being headed up by the RS Feva classes very own RYA National Squad Head Coach Tim Rush and will take place at the home club of some of our very successful RS Feva sailors Leigh and Lowton SC.
East Region Open Training will take place at Royal Corinthian YC home club to our very own 2017 National Champ helm. A great weekend is organised with some superb coaches ready to deliver some great training. A great opportunity to get some practice in on the tidal waters there.
All our Open events are exactly that, open to all who want to take part, whatever your level, all are invited to enter. The class are really wanting to take the Open training to the next level and so your support to help this work is really encouraged and appreciated.
To close the season off we have our RS Feva Winter Championships at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on 25th and 26th November, this weekend is also open to RS 200s so lots of fun to be had on the water. Entry will go up on 17th November so save yourself £10 and get entered and paid up..
Enough from me though!
See you all in Weymouth!
Posted: 06/11/2017 13:00:27
Northern Open Training in beautiful sinshine and perfect conditions
A full days sunshine and perfect conditions at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club granted ten lucky Feva North sailors a great days coaching with Paul Brotherton this weekend. He was assisted by Henry Rastrick as a junior coach, whom we anticipated may be kept busy as a fresh northeasterly breeze picked up just as the Fevas launched in the morning. However all the boats managed admirably, especially the lightest pairing, Felix Stewart/Jake Harris from Windermere School.
After a restoring warm lunch and rest, Paul asked Tom Storey, who is part of the national squad, to explain the rigging set up on his boat to the sailors and parents. Then,after a quick run around the car park to boost energy levels, it was back on the water, the wind had dropped slightly and a super session was spent focussing on boat speed and decision making. Parents were rewarded for their efforts with a glorious walk around the reservoir in the autumn sun and then a grandstand view of the coaching from the clubhouse.
Our next Feva North open training is at Leigh&Lowton 18/19 November. Tim Rush (Head coach for NJS) has kindly offered to lead the weekend.
Posted: 31/10/2017 08:38:04
Feva Sailors Past and Present - What do they get up to when there are no Feva Events?
So our winter of squad and regional training is about to get underway, you might have thought a spot of homework was the order of the day on a quiet weekend in October.
And finally, to current RS Feva National Champions Ben and Lucy who recovered from a race one, pre- start broken halyard in the Endeavour Cup "Champion of Champions" event to finish 16th overall out of a fleet of 30 Current National Champions (not to mention a few Olympic Squad sailors) and top Junior boat. Once again demonstrating the quality of sailors we have in our fleet.
Well done to all our sailors on some truly great performances and good luck to all our sailors heading into the first winter training weekend. I only hope the long range forecast I have seen is not correct........!!!
Posted: 16/10/2017 11:04:28
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Posted: 13/10/2017 15:37:30
Grand Prix 2 at Parkstone YC
Parkstone Yacht Club and Poole Harbour was the venue of the second in the 2017/18 RS Feva Grand Prix series and the final event for the Winter Squad selection.
Having left quiet and shifty Northampton two weeks ago, the forty sailors arrived to a blustery and cloudy Poole Harbour for a weekend that promised much more wind and a few more waves. The PRO decided that four races a day was achievable and so an eight race series with two discards was the aim and with some excellent race management and pretty well behaved (albeit tired) sailors, that was achieved.
The conditions were certainly challenging, as evidenced by Ben Hutton-Penman and Abi Jayasekara (Corinthian Otters) who rounded the windward mark first in race 1 only to put their kite up and be blown flat! Others were a little more careful as they went round and the race was finally won by Alice Davis and Alastair Brown (Great Moor SC) continuing their Northampton form, 2nd were Tom Storey and Rupert Jameson (Yorkshire Dales/HISC) and 3rd William and Becky Craiger (Sevenoaks School). Race 2 quickly followed and this time it was Freddy Woods and Lucy Hewitson (HISC) who finished first, William and Becky were 2nd and Ben and Abi, recovering from their first race dunking, in 3rd.
By race 3 all the teams were getting in their stride and the wind strength had moderated but was still a good breeze which created a few waves in Poole. Ben and Abi won this one, followed by an extremely consistent William and Becky with Tom and Rupert 3rd. Race 4 and the final race of the day saw some tired crews battling it out. Robbie McDonald and Teddy Ferguson (HISC/Windermere School) sailed very well to win with William and Becky finishing 2nd (though subsequently had to take a penalty) and Ben and Abi 3rd. So at the end of day one it was tight at the top with Ben and Abi just leading but on equal points with Willian and Becky.
Day 2 had lots of wind and lots of rain in the forecast!! In the end the former was relatively moderate but the latter did prove pretty wet!!! Robbie and Teddy were straight out of the blocks and starting where they left off the previous day with a 1st, they were followed home by Freddy and Lucy with a great 3rd place going to Tom Burke and Theo Stewart (Coniston SC/Windermere School). Top places in races 6 and 7 were shared between three boats, Ben and Abi were sailing consistently and finished both in 1st place, Robbie and Teddy finished 2nd and 3rd and Tom and Rupert 3rd and 2nd. And so to the final race which saw tired crews and a bit of a change at the front with Annie Hammett and Emma Wells (HISC) winning, 2nd place went to Freddy and Lucy and 3rd to Alexander Ratsey and Issy Spurway (RWYC/Bowmoor/HISC).
So the final count saw consistency pay for Ben and Abi with a net score of 13 after six counting races, 2nd were Freddy and Lucy on 17 and 3rd Robbie and Teddy on 18. The first girl team was Annie and Emma and the Endeavour prize for great sailing in tough conditions to Rosie Hobbs and Tasha Danbacher (Sevenoaks School).
A huge thank you to Angie, Brian, Matt and all at Parkstone Yacht Club for a great weekend. But also a huge thank you to a great group of sailors who sailed extremely well in very tough conditions, finished eight races in a weekend and were complemented by the PRO team as being one of the most polite and well behaved classes they have dealt with which is testament to the children and the class in general.
So the totals are being counted now and Squad places will be issued shortly, next stop for the Fevas are the Winter Championships at Weymouth and Portland Academy on 25/26th November and we look forward to seeing everyone there. In the meantime, there are open training opportunities to hone your skills so take a look at the Class website.
Results are final as of 14:49 on October 1, 2017
Posted: 02/10/2017 14:07:22
RS Feva Class Association Training in the East
A great club, a great crowd, great training and all at a great price so come on get the dates in your diary and get entered!
Posted: 21/09/2017 10:45:30
RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix Series Round 1 at Northampton Sailing Club
The 2017/18 RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix Series started with a weekend at Northampton Sailing Club on the 16th and 17th September. A fleet of 40 boats attended with this Grand Prix also doubling up as one of the indicators for the winter training squads which include the RYA UK Junior Squad, RYA Zone Squads and the Feva Class National Squad. In addition, sailors attending all six Grand Prix events will benefit from coach support at the 2018 Europeans to be held in Weymouth.
New pairings and new faces were the order of the weekend as this is the time of year when the class sees sailors transition, pairings change and new young sailors joining. Principal Race Officer Miles Odell’s briefing outlined all that the fresh faced and very enthusiastic sailors needed to know for the 6 races to follow and all set out to the race course in a light but steady breeze.
Race 1 saw sibling team William and Becky Caiger (Sevenoaks School) get off the blocks well and win, Sophie Dennis and Olivia Bracey-Davis (Hayling Island Sailing Club) were second and Tom Storey (Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club) and birthday boy Rupert Jameson (Hayling Island Sailing Club) finished 3rd.
Race 2 quickly followed, new team Alice Davis and Alastair Brown (Great Moor Sailing Club) showed the fleet how to sail the shifty conditions with a great win, they were followed home by Ben Hutton-Penman and Abi Jayasekara (Corinthian Otters), who had struggled in the first race, with William and Becky again up there in 3rd.
Following a course reset to allow for the shifty conditions, Race 3 started in a building breeze and it was Tom and Rupert who lead from start to finish with Ben and Abi chasing in 2nd and Alexander Ratsey (RWSC) and Issy Spurway (Bowmoor SC/ HISC) in 3rd.
The forecast for Sunday looked light and with a constant breeze the race committee decided to get a fourth race in and trigger a discard. The race started in a good breeze but this started to drop soon after the start and swung which made it a challenging race for all. However the front boats kept their concentration and finished well with the race time, those that didn't finished were whiskied. Ben And Abi held their nerve in the shifting conditions and showed the fleet a real masterclass in light wind sailing, reading the shifts and keeping their concentration from beginning to end to take the win and with it the overnight lead, Ralph Nevile and Luke Anstey (Frensham Pond) were clearly comfortable in the shifty conditions and finished 2nd with Josh Davis and Ian Ratnage (Sevenoaks School) 3rd.
Further down the fleet there was confusion as the shortened course sound and flag was misread by some as an abandonment which led to some not sailing the course and having to retire, others decided they would propel their boats by any means possible given the light conditions. There are always lessons to be learn't as this is a junior class, the following morning a full debrief of race 4 was completed by the Principal Race Officer and the Feva Class Chairman which led to voluntary retirements from very sporting sailors who realised they had either sailed the wrong course or who had not always relied solely on wind propulsion. Everyone then took to the water happy and many with a clearer understanding of flags and sounds!
Two races were the order of the day for Sunday in a light but reasonably constant breeze, race 5 had Tom and Rupert winning, a fantastic result for Caitlin Morley (Burnham Sailing Club) and Joe Blaker (Benfleet Sailing Club) in 2nd and Robbie MacDonald and Teddy Ferguson (HISC/Windermere School) in 3rd.
The final race was sailed in very light and shifty conditions with three teams in with a shout for the overall title. The race was lead from start to finish by Ben Tuttle and Jakey Wood (Hayling Island Sailing Club), who opened out a huge lead, and whilst Regatta leaders Ben and Abi and contenders William and Becky got bogged down in the fleet in the shifty conditions, Tom and Rupert sailed an excellent race finishing second and with it taking the overall win. In 3rd place finished birthday girl Alice and Alastair which ensured a great end to their very well sailed Regatta.
So the top three were Tom and Rupert in 1st, Ben and Abi in 2nd and William and Becky in 3rd. The Endeavour prize went to the very young twin pairing of Rosie and Susie Sheahan who sailed a great first Regatta in very difficult conditions.
The next Feva Grand Prix is the weekend of the 30th September/1st October at Parkstone Yacht Club. The organisers are busy working to deliver a super weekend for all with sailor’s supper and prize giving tea all included in the entry price! If you fancy joining us then entry is open on the RS Feva UK website.
Posted: 18/09/2017 09:01:08
Introducing the new UK RS Feva Class Association Chairman
Posted: 14/08/2017 16:26:33
Useful Squad Selection Notices
If you are planning to apply for any of the various squads we have then you will need to have a read of the various selection policies and submit your application.
RYA Zone Squad Notice of Selection 2017-2018
Class National Squad Notice of Selection 2017/18
RYA RS Feva XL UK Junior Squad Notice of Selection 2017/18
Posted: 10/08/2017 12:07:20
RS Feva World Championships Final Day
The dinghy park was buzzing on the final day of the RS Feva World Championships presented by PA Consulting and Allen Sailboat hardware. This championship was still wide open as there was only one point separating first and second place in Gold fleet. Henry and Rupert Jameson (GBR) were leading overnight from Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson (NZL) by that one point.
The fleet were released from the beach in overcast condition with 8-10 knots on the race course. The PRO wasted no time in getting the Gold fleet away.
Eli and Rose nailing a bullet in the first race today gave them a one point advantage going into the final race, as Team Jameson finished third behind Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger (GBR).
Silver and Bronze fleets were also away on the course with very tight racing. Leading the Silver fleet was GBR's Tim and Abby Hire, and at the front of the Bronze fleet was the Czech paring of Štepán Mann and Jan Richter. The Silver fleet offered fantastic entertainment, where spectators felt as if you could throw a tea towel over the entire fleet at any one time. 60 boats would round each mark in less than a minute!
So after seven fantastic races in Gold fleet it would simply come down to the last race: Eli and Rose against Team Jameson. In simple terms Eli and Rose needed to beat Team Jameson on the water, or Team Jameson needed to win to guarantee the championship. As they went up the first beat both boats had clearly been nervous of starting and were buried in the pack.
At the first windward mark Eli and Rose had dragged themselves out of trouble, up into fifth place, with Team Jameson rounding in 22nd.
By the time the fleet had reached across to the outer loop Team Jameson had made up ten places, to twelfth, but at the second windward mark they were unable to improve their position. At the final leeward mark Eli and Rose rounded in fifth, five places ahead of Team Jameson, and simply needed to sail a short beat to the finish to be named World Champions.
For the first time in ten RS Feva championships the trophy has gone to the Southern hemisphere, with Eli and Rose being crowned overall RS Feva World Champions 2017. Team Jameson were second, and Pierce and Alfie took third.
Sian Talbot and Eloise Clapson McBride (GBR) had a fantastic week and were named RS Feva Ladies World Champions.
The Junior category was won by Austrians Johanna Böckl and Benjamin Kogard.
Posted: 31/07/2017 07:08:42
Whitstable GP Results
Posted: 08/07/2017 10:12:56
Itchenor Schools Championships Results
Posted: 27/06/2017 20:16:09
Inalnd Championships at Draycote Water
Draycote Water Sailing Club played host to the RS Feva class for the RS Feva Inland Championships. The forecast was set to be a challenge with fairly decent conditions for Saturday but very light for Sunday. PRO Ally Jones briefed the fleet and set to the water to complete as many races as possible in 1 day taking the heat off for the Sunday given the forecast and taking full advantage of the superb sunshine but light wind!
Race 1 and the fleet all behaved on the start line with all clear. The middle of the fleet suffered from lack of clear air and there was many a melee on the marks! It was Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride from Leigh and Lowton SC who read the shifts and found the right part of the course on every leg who took the win, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger Windermere School followed in 2nd and Matt Taylor and Will Carron from Brightlingsea and Burnham Squiddies in 3rd
Race 2 and the wind still giving enough to keep the racing going. Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson from Wormit Boating Club and Windermere School finished 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger had another 2nd and William Pank and Finlay Campbell Norfolk Broads Yacht Club in 3rd.
The final race before a break for lunch and luckily, we still had a gentle breeze. Blake Wilson Southport Yacht Club Australia and Sam Dickinson from Hayling Island Sailing club recovered from their black flag in race 2 to take the win, Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson came in 2nd and National Champion Ben Hutton Penman with a crew Abi Jayasekara from Corinthian Otters came in 3rd.
After a break for lunch the sailors headed out again and PRO Ally Jones had every intention to try and get in as many races as possible, the fleet a little over keen on the black flag start with 10 boats being called over the line and therefore sitting out of the race.
New faces at the front but not to the fleet showing their winter of training has really paid off was Quinn Edmonds and Fin Oliver of Chew Valley Lake SC, 2nd Jamie Rastrick and Madeline Bristow Yorkshire Dales SC and 3rd Matt Taylor and Will Carron.
Final race for the day and another 6 black flags! Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson finish the day with a 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger in 2nd and a great recovery from the black flag disqualification in race 4 for Freddy Wood and Phoebe Peters finishing in 3rd
Sunday was as expected light and hot, so very hot! An indefinite postponement resulted in an abandonment and so it would be Ewan Wilson Wormit Boating Club Teddy Ferguson from Windermere School who take the title of RS Feva Inland National Champions. Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger of Windermere School took 2nd overall and Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride Leigh and Lowton SC finished 3rd over all and 1st Girls. First Mixed team went to Freddy Woods and Phoebe Peters Hayling Island Sailing Club.
RS Feva Vice Chairman Ian Jameson thanked the Draycote SC team for all their support to the class and hard work to help make the event a success, Principal Race Officer Ally Jones and his race team and all the competitors and their families and supporters for attending the event
Next for the UK RS Feva Class Whitstable Grand Prix 8th -9th July and then the BIG one the RS Feva World Championships
Posted: 20/06/2017 16:29:32
Itchenor Schools Regatta
Itchenor Sailing Club Schools Champs due to take place 25-27 June and has an entry limit of 100, currently we are at 93 with a few still in red as payment has not been received. To avoid any disappointment please get your entry in asap 😁⛵ It is going to be another amazing event
Posted: 13/06/2017 13:15:04
Bough Beech Open 10th June 2017
Notice of Race for the Bough Beech SC open has been published and can be viewed here
Posted: 02/06/2017 11:40:41
PA Consulting UK RS Feva National Championship 2017
The PA Consulting UK RS Feva National Championships was expertly hosted by Royal Torbay YC.
Posted: 01/06/2017 13:33:42
PA Consulting RS Feva Nationals day 2
Day 2 at the PA Consulting RS Feva National Championships can only be described as frustrating! Race team and sailors have faced light shifting winds making laying a course a challenge to say the least! Conditions gradually improved only to go light again for the final flights finish, quite a contrast to Saturday's windy conditions so this makes qualifying a true test of the sailor's abilities across all conditions.
Some seriously impressive racing today with a standout performance in race 4 by Freddy Woods and Pheobe Peters winning the race by a whopping 3 minutes!
BBQ and Party night tonight and Championships series starts tomorrow.
Posted: 28/05/2017 16:48:38
Association ContactsNick Hutton-Penman
*UK Class Association Chairman
Mags and Ed Farrell
Regional Representative Wales
RS Builders Representative
Scotland Area Representative
Nick Neve / Jon Partridge
UK Class Association Secretary
UK RS Feva Vice Chairman