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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

 

Full Results


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

 

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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.



222 sailors from around the country descend on Sunny Torbay aka Torbados for what was set to be a superb 4 days of racing. The event set to have 2 days, 6 races of qualifying and then the all-important Championship series with a further 6 races scheduled. Each series would allow the teams to discard their worst score, but qualification rank would be carried to Championship series and cannot be discarded.



There are many titles to fight it out for at a Feva National Championship and this year a new category was introduced, the idea of current Class Chairman Jonathan Webster the category named the Pro-Am would see Ex-RS Feva sailors, or "Pros" return to the fleet accompanied by a young inexperienced sailor who has never competed in an RS Feva before. Current 29er and RS 200 sailors as well as some keen Dads a couple of sibling teams and a Mum made their guest appearances back in the fleet, giving their young crews a real life experience of racing in this highly competitive event.



PRO Bill Butcher and his teams slick race management allowed little waiting around and racing kicked off. Sailors enjoyed really superb racing if a little windy for some. Flights 1 saw Henry Chandler and 2016 National Champion crew Louis Johnson, both of Hayling Island Sailing Club come in 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger Windermere School in 2nd and Sophie Dennis and Delphine Ala from Hayling Island Sailing Club 3rd. Meanwhile, Ben Hutton-Penman of Corinthian Otters and Lucy Hewitson of Hayling Island Sailing Club started their event with a race win, Tom Storey and Ollie Kent, Yorkshire Dales SC came in 2nd with brothers Harrison and Fergus Pye Draycote SC in 3rd.



Race 2 and a mix up of flights, meaning sailors race against a new batch of competition and its Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson, who take a 2nd win of the day followed by Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson and Ewan Wilson from Wormit Boating Club and Teddy Ferguson of Windermere School in 3rd. The Pye brothers took race win in the other flight race with Matt Taylor and Will Carron Brightlingsea SC and Burnham Squiddies in second and Jamie Rastrick Yorkshire Dales SC and Madeline Bristow from Leigh and Lowton SC in 3rd.



Wind still up and sailors beginning to tire for race 3 and a second race win for the day for Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson, Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne from Burnham SC in 2nd place and Father and daughter team Richie Bailey and 7-year-old KT Bailey in 3rd. Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson finished their day with a clean sweep and banked another 1st. William Caiger Sevenoaks School and Caitlin Morley Burnham SC took 2nd and Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger came in 3rd.



Day 2 can only be described as frustrating! Race team and sailors 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. We did see some seriously impressive racing for the final day of qualifying with a standout performance in race 4 by Freddy Woods and Phoebe Peters Hayling Island Sailing Club winning the race by a whopping 3 minutes!



Bank Holiday Monday and the fleet now divided into Gold and Silver the pressure building for all. The day started with a postponement due to lack of wind and thick sea mist, sailors spent the time chilling out, chatting and playing cricket. Visibility improved enough to launch the fleet only to roll very quickly back, forcing the fleet to turn back to the safety of the boat park for a little while longer. When finally the mist lifted and the wind started to come in the fleet launched and made their way to the race course. With the building breeze throughout the afternoon sailors were treated to some more fantastic racing. Race 1 of the Championship series and it's Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger in 2nd followed by Pro-Am team Henry Jameson Hayling Island SC and 10 year old Jake Harris from Windermere School (and Pierce Harris little brother!) in 3rd.



Silver fleet and it was Tonbridge School Max Beverly and Sam Rawlins takes the win, Pro-Am team Harry Jones and Robert Byne from Draycote followed by father-son team Jon and Frankie Ellis Keyhaven in 3rd.



Matt Taylor and Will Carron win race 2 of the day with Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson in 2nd and Katherine Byne and Phoebe Jones Draycote SC and Burnham Squiddies taking 3rd.



The Silver fleet saw a change at the top with Joe Slipper and Tea Sirolla of Queen Mary SC and local sailors Julia Barnes and Emily Jansen RTYC 2nd followed by Issy Leach and Libby Petit Rutland SC in 3rd.



Conditions by this time are really hotting up for the final race of the day. Pye brothers come over the line in 1st with Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson in 2nd and Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger in 3rd.



Silver fleet had a change in the top 2 again with Sam Edwards an Amelia Greene Hayling Island Sailing Club 1st, Julia Staite and Raulf Berry Hayling Island Sailing Club in 2nd and Harry Jones and Robert Byne in 3rd.



Final day and it's all to play for in both fleets. It was an early start for all, the conditions great and no waiting around, launching as slick as ever thanks to the superb team on beach and we saw the fleets head out to finish the championship and secure their titles. After nine races in very tough conditions, the final three races were played out in ever strengthening and shifty conditions which definitely challenged all the sailors across both fleets. With the maths done, teams knew exactly what they had to do.



First race of the day was silver fleet, race 4 of the series it was Julia Staite and Raulf Berry who kicked off with a 1st, Harry Jones and Robert Byne in 2nd and Max Beverly and Sam Rawlins in 3rd.



Gold fleet and it was tight at the top, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger start the day as the leaders with a 1 point lead to Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson. Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson finish the race in 1st, Pierce and Alfie in 2nd and Ben and Lucy came in 3rd, this would equalize the top 2 putting Ben and Lucy at the top of the board on count back.



Silver fleet and Julia Staite and Raulf berry banked another 2nd and another new name in the top 3 it was Sandy Bailey and Jack Francis from Exe SC in 3rd



Golds, a tough race for the leaders of the championship with both top boats on the wrong side of a shift, both Ben and Lucy and Pierce and Alfie found themselves down in 11th and 10th place, this was to be both teams discard for the championship. It was Tom Storey and Ollie Kent taking race 5 win followed by Pro-Am team Henry Jameson and Jack Harris and Sophie Dennis and Delphine Ala in 3rd.



Golds Race 6 and it was all to play for. Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson finished their event with a 1st, Dylan and Dylan came over in 2nd and Tom and Ollie in 3rd. It was Ben and Lucy who followed in 4th with Pierce and Alfie in 8th, this would be enough of a gap between race leaders to give Ben and Lucy the RS Feva National Championship 2017 title.



To say the racing at the top was tight would be an understatement, indeed the standard across the fleet was incredibly high and extremely competitive. This is a class to be truly proud of and on behalf of the UK RS Feva Class Association Committee and the team at RS Sailing we would like to thank all the competitors, their families and supporters for making the class such a wonderful place, we would also like to thank the team at Royal Torbay YC for a tremendous few days, superb hospitality and faultless race management. We would also like to thank our fantastic Sponsors PA Consulting who have been a huge support to the class over the past 3 years, again this year the class has been able to give every competitor a PA Consulting and RS Feva branded top quality dry bag which proved a to be very popular with all our competitors, it has been super to be able to award all our competitors something so special.


Congratulations to our new National Champions

Ben Hutton Penman and Lucy Hewitson – Corinthian Otters/ Hayling Island Sailing Club

2nd – Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger – Windermere School

3rd – Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson – Wormit Boating Club and Windermere School

4th Tom Storey and Ollie Kent – Yorkshire Dales SC

5th – Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson – Hayling Island Sailing Club

6th Matt Taylor and Will Carron – Brightlinsea SC/ Burnham Squiddies



1st Club – Hayling Island Sailing Club

1st School – Norwich School

Pro- Am Championship 
1st – Henry Jameson and Jake Harris – Hayling Island Sailing Club/ Windermere School

2nd – Richie Bailey and KT Bailey – Hayling Island Sailing Club

3rd – Fin Armstrong and Albert Gilmore – Royal Torbay YC



Mixed Teams

1st - Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson – Corinthian Otters/ Hayling Island Sailing Club



2nd – Richie and KT Bailey – Hayling Island Sailing Club

3rd – Jamie Rastrick and Madeline Bristow – Yorkshire Dales SC/ Leigh and Lowton SC



Ladies National Champion

1st - Sophie Johnson and Becky Caiger – Blackwater SC/ Sevenoaks School

2nd – Katheryn Byne and Pheobe Jones – Draycote SC/ Burnham Squaddies

3rd – Sophie Dennis and Delphine Ala – Hayling Island Sailing Club

Family

1st - Richie and KT Bailey – Hayling Island Sailing Club

2nd – Harrison and Fergus Pye – Draycote Sailing Club

3rd – Eddie and Kevin Farrell – Llandudno SC

Juniors

1st - Robbie McDonald and Fin Coleman – Hayling Island Sailing Club

2nd – Quinn Edmonds and Fin Oliver – Chew Valley Lake SC

3rd – Alice Davis and Olivia Bracey Davis – Great Moor Sailing Club/ Hayling Island Sailing Club

 

Qualifying

 

GOLD FLEET

 

Silver Fleet


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.

 

Results


Posted: 28/05/2017 16:48:38

PA Consulting RS Feva Nationals day 1


A fantastic day on the water for day 1 of the UK RS Feva Natioal Championships 2017. Super conditions and tight racing througout the fleet.

 

RESULTS

 

These super photos are from Peter Newton, photos can be viewed and purchased in the clubhouse on Monday and Tuesday


Posted: 28/05/2017 12:09:07

RS Feva National Championships


An utterly amazing day on the water with some very impressive performances across the fleet. 

 

Results are are being sorted and will be able to view here http://results.rtyc.org/hosted2017/feva/fevanat2017os.html


Posted: 27/05/2017 18:21:11

UK Class Head Coach Opportunity


The UK RS Feva Class Association is looking to appoint a Class Head Coach. This is a key role within the class in helping form and deliver the coaching to help develop the best young racing sailors in the world.

An important part of the Class Head Coach Role is to help the sailors achieve the following:

  • To be fast sailors in all conditions
  • To be non-dependent in making decisions
  • To be mentally and physically robust
  • To be able to perform under pressure
  • To nurture a mind-set that is passionate about racing, professional and is performance related

Some of the key activities in conjunction with the class will be to:

  • Develop the coaching programme, building up to key events
  • Organise and run the programme
  • Bring in additional qualified coaches as necessary to supplement activity
  • Participate in the class activities in particular the racing programme where coach support is permitted
  • Support International Events

The role will report to the UK RS Feva Class Chairman and Class Secretary. The Head Coach role involves a number of contracted days per year including domestic coaching, domestic racing, international competition support, working with the relevant Class Association members as well as RYA staff to plan and deliver programmes to maximise sailor development and performance. Rate of £150 per day plus expenses as per UK RS Feva Class Association Expenses Policy.

Applications for the position of UK RS Feva Class Head Coach should be made to Lucy Jameson (UK RS Feva Class Secretary) at secretary@rsfeva.org.uk in the form of a CV and a cover note detailing relevant coaching experience, and aspirations for sailors in the class.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th May, 10am.


Posted: 04/05/2017 20:37:02

VOLVO RS Feva GP at Yorkshire Dales SC


Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club played host to 20 teams for the Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix. 

 

Saturday's conditions were not quite up to the Yorkshire Dales SC reputation with light fickle conditions but with an improving forecast throughout the day. Conditions for Sunday, however, looked like it would be touch and go for any sailing so it was agreed to run 4 of the 6 races on Saturday. 

 

Saturday tested the teams to the full with light, shifty winds. Local Yorkshire Dales SC sailor Henry Rastrick with crew Rupert Jameson from Hayling Island Sailing Club lead throughout to take race 1, Tom Storey and Ollie Kent from Yorkshire Dales SC came in 2nd with Ewan Wilson Wormit Boating Club and Teddy Ferguson Windermere School in 3rd. 

 

A quick break for lunch and a pause in racing to allow conditions to build a touch and back out for races 2,3 and 4 

 

Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club sailed a faultless race to take a very comfortable win with Henry Jameson from Hayling Island Sailing Club and Issy Spurway  from Bowmoor Sailing Club in 2nd and Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne from Burnham Squiddies in 3rd 

 

The 3rd race saw an increase in breeze and a change at the top with Storey and Kent taking the win Jamie Rastrick Yorkshire Dales SC and Madeline Bristow Leigh and Lowton SC in 2nd and brothers Kevin and Eddie Farrell from Llandudno SC came over the line in 3rd.

 

Last race of the day and it was Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson over the line in first and a tight battle followed with Rastrick and Jameson in 2nd and Sian and Elouise in 3rd.

 

Sunday delivered the conditions that Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club is so famous for, strong wind blowing straight down the reservoir allowing the race officer to set a long course directly in front of the clubhouse giving spectators a perfect view of the action. 

 

Tom Storey and Ollie Kents downwind speed allowed them to pull away from the fleet to take race 5 with Henry Jameson and Issy Spurway left in the wake to take 2nd and Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson in 3rd place. 

 

The final race of the day saw Henry and Issy lead the race throughout to take the win, Tom and Ollie came in 2nd and the Dylan's came in 3rd. 

 

Overall winners of the weekend went to Tom and Ollie with Henry Rastrick and Rupert Jameson in 2nd and Henry Jameson and Issy Spurway coming in 3rd. First Girls went to Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride and a special recognition prize for endeavour awarded to Fin Campbell and Sam Briggs from Norwich School 

 

Class Chairman Jon Webster thanked Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club team, Race officer Keith Escritt and his safety team along with the ladies in the Galley. Thanks also went to all the RS Feva families who travelled to the event and made it such a great weekend for all. 

 

The UK RS Feva Class would thank our class Sponsors Volvo for their continued support. 

 

Next event is the PA Consulting RS Feva National Championships at Royal Torbay YC.

 

Results

 

Photos by Paul Hargreaves Photography


Posted: 30/04/2017 20:28:59

Try a Youth Boat Day Grafham SC 1st May


Looking to move on to a Youth Class soon? Then why not come to the "Try a Boat Day" at Grafham Water SC on Monday 1st May.


Representatives from the Laser, 29er, 420 and Nacra 15 Classes will be there from 10.30am to 4.30pm to answer your questions and there will be boats available for you to go out on the water and have a try.

 

Grafham Water SC are co-ordinating the day but if there is a specific boat that you know you would definitely like to have a sail on then you could get in touch with the relevant Class Association direct via their web site.

The day is free for any Junior Class sailor.

 

If you would like to stay on site in a motorhome or tent on the Sunday night then please book a pitch direct with Grafham Water SC (£15 per night for motorhomes and £10 per night for tents).


Posted: 25/04/2017 12:40:54

VOLVO RS Feva GP at Yorkshire Dales SC


Early Discount entry for the Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix on 29th and 30th April has been extended to Friday 21st April. This is going to be an utterly terrific event, not to be missed so please come along and support.

If you are not a current member of the class association you can pay a one off Temporary membership of £5.00, this can only be done once in a season

http://www.rsfeva.org.uk/champs/cindex.asp?eid=164


Posted: 18/04/2017 17:09:32

Lennon Racewear Spring Championships


A super write up complete with photos and short video feom the weekend can be found here

 


Posted: 27/03/2017 16:28:03

Lennon Racewear Spring Championships Results


After a very windy day on Saturday with no racing Sunday delivered Champagne Sailing conditions, beautiful sunshine and blue skies and a steady 14-16 knots. The fleet headed out of the harbour and enjoyed 4 races allowing the discard to come in. 

 

Congratulations goes to Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne for gaining the title for a 2nd year and to all competitors who managed to compete in this first class run event of the year 

 

Full report to follow but for now here are the results 

 

 

Results for the spring Championships Hayling Island Sailing Club
http://www.hisc.co.uk/media/67823/feva-spring-championship.htm

Results for the Lennon Racewear Spring Championships Hayling Island Sailing Club

 

 

 

http://www.hisc.co.uk/media/67823/feva-spring-championship.htm


Posted: 26/03/2017 20:31:35

No Sailing for the Spring Championships Saturday


No Sailing for the Spring Championships Saturday but Sunday is looking goo. Fingers crossed!


Posted: 26/03/2017 07:54:33

Win a Spinnaker ready for the PA Consulting UK RS Feva National Championhips


PA Consulting Group are giving away two PA Consulting spinnakers at this year’s UK National Championships. Want in? All you need to do is capture and share on Instagram a moment that inspires, encourages and pushes you to get out there and continue to improve your sailing.



Here are the rules

  • You must be in the photo! #SailingSelfie
  • In your caption, tell us why it’s inspiring – your message to others to help them be #InspiredToImprove
  • Make sure you add the competition hashtag to your post #InspiredToImprove
  • Mention @uk­_rs_feva in your caption or tag us in your photo so we know you’ve entered
  • You can enter 5 images (no more!) either in one multi-photo update, or 5 individual posts over the next few weeks
  • You must already be a PA Consulting UK National Championship participant

Deadline to enter is Friday 16th May! We’ll announce the winner a few days before the championships – so your spinnaker is ready to use for the event.

Stay tuned to our feed as we share entries throughout the next two months and give you more ideas on how you can enter.

 

When sharing please remember to set your privacy settings for the post so that everyone can see


Posted: 22/03/2017 14:52:30

Another Fantastic Northern Feva Open Training Weekend


Another great training session was had by all the sailors who braved the icy and muddy conditions at Beaver SC to take part in the third of the northern Feva open training events this winter.

 

Top coach Dave Hivey’s focus this weekend was on communication, attitude in breeze, maintaining boat speed through tacks and jibes and awareness of other boats tactics during racing.

 

Conditions were slightly lighter than expected on Saturday so the sailors first session focused on maintaining boat speed, tacking and jibing in light airs and mark rounding.  Dave also looked to catch some sailors out by repositioning marks between races, which led to a few red faces!!!

 

After lunch the sailors were given a further debrief and were introduced to one of his new training techniques (Donald Trump racing), which focused on maintaining awareness and control of other boats tactics during racing. Every team had to play the part of Donald, which resulted in a lot of fun and amusement.

 

The day ended with some short racing pulling all the key focus areas together.

 

Wind guru’s Sunday forecast was bang on as was the rain and sleet, but the sailors were undeterred and were soon rigged and ready. Dave did not waste any time getting them all on the water before it got too wild. All the sailors clearly got a lot out of the full on session and Dave appeared impressed by the level of boat handling on display, even though everyone appeared rather cold and wet by the end of it.

 

Given the conditions and drop in temperatures after lunch, the majority decision was to get out of all the cold wet sailing gear and have a fitness session.

 

Another great training weekend was had by all and thanks goes to Beaver sailing club for running the galley both days and making everyone feel so welcome.

 

If you are interested in sailing feva’s (The RYA pathway double hander), training or want any advice please do hesitate to contact Cathy or Dave Rastrick – RS Feva Association Representatives North cathyrastrick@gmail.com.

 

 

Additional information regarding other training and open meetings that are going on round the country can be found on the UK RS Feva association website  www.rsfeva.org.uk


Posted: 14/02/2017 09:34:37

Northern Feva Open Training Event Leigh and Lowton 28th -29th January


Northern Feva Open Training
 
 
A fantastic time was had at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club by the 18 sailors who took to part in the Northern Feva open training this weekend.

The weekend focus was starting techniques and top coach Dave Hivey did not waste any time setting out his expectations and goals for the weekend. Following a detailed briefing first thing the sailors were put through their paces on the water and soon found out that Dave was clearly of the view that there was room for improvement on both starting techniques and downwind tactics.
 
After lunch the sailors were given a further detailed debrief by Dave on downwind tactics and had lots of short races targeted at starting and boat handling skills in light and shifty conditions.  A lot of fun and laughter was had by all with Dave only having to occasionally raise his voice in frustration!!
 
The fun and laughter continued into the evening with a number of the sailors taking part in probably one of the longest ever game of Killer Darts on record.
 
Sunday morning soon came around and we had to break thick ice on boat covers and the whole lake with the use of the Ribs!!  The wind finally arrived by midday and the sailors were all keen to get on the water after an early lunch for a further session of short races focusing on communication, team work (whilst sailing backwards) and starting techniques.


A great weekend of sailing was had by all and everyone appeared to have thoroughly enjoyed it and benefited from the session, even if it was a little cold!  Looking forward to the next training weekend on 11 & 12 February at Beaver sailing club.
 
If you are interested in sailing feva’s (The RYA pathway double hander), training or want any advice please do hesitate to contact Cathy or Dave Rastrick – RS Feva Association Representatives North cathyrastrick@gmail.com.
 
 
Additional information regarding other training and open meetings that are going on round the country can be found on the UK RS Feva association website  www.rsfeva.org.uk

Posted: 30/01/2017 22:11:10

Super Weekend for the South East Open Training at Queen Mary SC


It was a fantastic weekend of training for South East Fevas at Queen Mary SC. A total of 10 boats and their intrepid sailors braved the icy conditions to take part.

 

A big thank you to our coach Chris Taylor who took time away from his busy international sailing commitments to be with us and to help our young sailors improve their racing skills.

 

Despite the light wind conditions and sub zero temperatures, sailors had highly productive morning and afternoon sessions on the water on Saturday and also managed to get out on the water on Sunday.

 

Sailors and parents very much enjoyed Chris' talk about his personal journey and pathway from Fevas to the America's Cup Academy Team. It was a great inspiration to all. 

 

Thanks to all sailors for their participation and enthusiasm over the weekend and we very much look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the next two South East Feva Open Training events on 25/26 February at Queen Mary and 1/2 April at Whistable Sailing Club with the very experienced and highly regarded Feva coach, Flynn Davies. 

 

Warmest regards,

 

Brenda & Michael Purse


Posted: 23/01/2017 13:56:05

Northern Area High Performance Camp Feb 23rd-25th


The RYA and the UK RS Feva Class Association have been working together for all RS Feva sailors in the North by setting up a High-Performance Training Camp at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club. The overall lead coach for the February Half Term training will be Paul Brotherton. Paul will work closely with the coaches in order to deliver an exciting three days of training. You will need to enter via the UK Class Website if you are not currently in a RYA Squad or through the RYA website if you are in one of the RYA RS Feva Squads.

Full details for this 3 day camp 23/02/2017-25/02/2017 - HERE


Posted: 13/01/2017 18:34:52

South East Open Training at Queen Mary SC



This is a gentle reminder of the next two Winter Training events for South East Fevas on 21/22 Jan and 25/26 February, to be held at Queen Mary Sailing Club.


If you are interested in attending we would be grateful if you could respond to this email as soon as possible expressing your interest to take part.


As The Christmas season is getting closer and people are getting busier, we need to get an indication of numbers so that we can plan appropriately to ensure the training goes ahead.


The coaches we have lined up will make these events truly special as we have two members of the BAR Academy including Chris Taylor, who is the helm, and Will Alloway who is campaigning for the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, together with our well known expert Feva coach Flynn Davies. All sailors will find these weekends inspirational as well as a great opportunity to progress their racing skills.


We look forward to hearing from you soon,


January - ENTER HERE

Feb - ENTER HERE 


Warmest regards,


Brenda & Michael Purse

bpurse@europe.com


Posted: 02/12/2016 13:38:27

Association Contacts

Jonathan Webster
*UK Class Association Chairman
Jo Harris
Class Welfare
Cathy Rastrick
General Committee
Marcus Collingbourne
Regional Representative East
Nick Neve
Regional Representative Midlands
Michael and Brenda Purse
Regional Representative South
Jonathan Luke
Regional Representative Wales
Jon Partridge
RS Builders Representative
Nick Neve / Jon Partridge
Technical Representative
Robin Caiger
Treasurer
Lucy Jameson
UK Class Association Secretary
Ian Jameson
UK RS Feva Vice Chairman
 
RS Feva Contacts
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