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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



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

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