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We are really excited to have the support of Volvo Car UK again this year. You could win the chance to travel in style in a swanky new Volvo to one of your RS Feva events this year.
To be in with the chance to win one of 2 Volvos to take to the Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix in Northampton on the 18th-19th April, head over to the RS Feva UK Facebook page and Like and share the relevant link and we’ll enter you in to the prize draw.
We’ll announce our lucky randomly selected winners on Friday 10th April.
Check out the savings you could make on your new Volvo at www.rssailing.com/affinity.
(Please note: Drivers must be over the age of 25 and hold a full UK driving licence. You must be attending the event to be eligible to win.)
We where lucky enough to have 2 super photographers out capturing all the action throughout the weekend. Here are the links to their albums
Many thanks for sharing some truly fantastic photos
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The entry to the Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix back at Northampton Sailing Club on 18th and 19th April. Entry is £50 per boat and will close on Tuesday 14th April. Please remember you must be a member of the class association in order to take part in this event.
We also have Open Training weekend at Crawley Mariners Yacht Club in East Grinstead on 30th and 31st March. The lead coach for the weekend will be Debbie Darling so is set to be a great weekend. This is a great opportunity to get some extra training in before the seasons really starts! Again entry is online and will be £50 for the weekend
You will find both events listed here – http://www.rsfeva.org.uk/?page_id=5797
Another opportunity to get in some all important training and this time with a World Champion! – Harvey Martin, World Feva Champion has proposed to hold a Feva Training day
on Sunday 12th April starting at 10am at Ogston Sailing Club, Quarry Lane,
Alfreton, Derbyshire DE556FN. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend
If you are looking for some early season race practice Burghfield Sailing Club near Reading are hosting a feva open on Saturday 14th March. The details are http://www.rsfeva.org.uk/?event=rs-feva-open-meeting-4
The SW Feva team enjoyed another weekend of windy weather at Chew Valley this weekend. Helen Martin, Vice Commodore welcomed the sailors with the message ‘have fun and enjoy yourselves’, shortly before head coach Alex Mothersele announced that the first exercise would be heavy wind gybing practise! Demonstrating how far they have come since the beginning of the training series, all 14 boats managed to complete the session, whilst the parents on the shore enjoyed watching the ‘synchronised gybing on the whistle’, not to mention a little synchronised swimming!
With the wind forecast to be heavier on the Sunday, the coaches maximised time on the water with another long session on Saturday afternoon – the exhausted sailors slept soundly that night!
Sunday brought the promised wind, resulting in an impressive display of superb boat handling skills from the squad boats and an opportunity to catch up on theory for the rest of the group.
Many thanks to Chew organiser Nick Edmonds, coaches Alex Mothersele, Michael Dennis and Mark Rolfe and the RIB volunteers.
Final weekend of the series – Royal Torbay on 14th and 15th March.
Photos courtesy Michael Dennis
28 keen young sailors turned up at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club in sub-zero temperatures, aware of the forecast for strong northerly winds blowing in from the Arctic. Conditions were eerily calm as the boats launched, but virtually as soon as they had they left the shore the promised wind came in over the Mendips in style.
The strong, gusty conditions and huge wind shifts were enough to test the best of them, with the newer sea sailors quickly appreciating one of the key differences between sea and inland sailing! After warming up with a hearty home-cooked lunch, sailors chose between a chance to get in some more valuable heavy wind practise and the opportunity to take part in a shore session on the finer points of starting.
Sunday was just as windy, with downwind starts creating a lot of entertainment for the spectators! Entertainment turned to respect as the shore crew watched the sailors practising the hovering techniques they had been discussing in the classroom, with a noticeable improvement from the previous day.
After a final afternoon of race practise, the prize for technique went to Alice Edmonds and Louis Gibbs for playing the main and keeping the boat flat. Hugo Broad won the prize for endurance after taking big hits on both days and the prize for improvement during the weekend went to Ellie Hill and Toby Dawkins.
Thanks to coaches Alex Mothersele, Mikey Dennis and Jon Webster and to all of the volunteers at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club. Next stop Chew Valley on 28th Feb/1st March.
The UK RS Feva Class secretarial services will be changing from 1st February, 2015. Lucy Jameson will be taking over from Debbie Darling. The email address (email@example.com) and telephone number (07792 108678) will remain the same.
I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of the Class, to thank Debbie for all her hard work and dedication. Debbie has been instrumental in supporting the Class over the last seven years and has played a significant part in its growth from very early beginnings to a fully formed Association with over 250 members.
Along that journey Debbie has been inspirational to many young sailors and their parents and has gone beyond the call of duty.
If you need to contact the class, please contact Lucy using the email or phone numbers above.
David Cotterill, Chairman, UK RS Feva Class Association
The International and UK RS Feva Class Associations are pleased to announce that PA Consulting Group, an employee-owned consulting, technology and innovation firm with 2,500 people around the world, is sponsoring the 2015 RS Feva World Championships and UK National Championships. The World Championship competition will take place in July 2015, during the Travemunde Woche on the German Baltic coast and the UK Nationals will take place on Rutland Water (UK) from 29th-31st May, 2015 Over 360 young sailors from over 20 countries will participate in the World Championships with over 250 sailors participating in the UK Nationals.
Alan Middleton, PA Consulting Group’s chief executive officer, says: “Our sponsorship of the RS Feva UK Nationals and World Championships recognises the importance of sport and competition in the development of our leaders of the future. We are excited to be sponsoring this competition and wish all entrants good luck in their preparation.”
David Cotterill, Chairman of the UK RS Feva Class Association, says “it’s fantastic to have a great blue chip sponsor, supporting our young sailors, and is a reflection of the profile that UK junior sailing is achieving. PA Consulting recognise that many of our next generation leaders need the skills which sailing develops – fitness, mental agility, strategy and tactics, combined with the will to win”.
The RS Feva XL is the fastest growing dinghy in the world and is a great proving ground for potential UK and world sailors to develop their skills to the highest standards. Many of the sailors who are hoping to medal at the Olympics in Brazil in 2116 have come through the RS Feva class.
Pic by Sally Campbell
The SW Feva training camp kicked off in style this weekend at Royal Torbay Yacht Club.
20 sailors, including National and zone squad members, sailors moving up from the Oppies and those new to racing/sea sailing all braved the 35knot gusts in Torbay on Saturday, demonstrating impressive skill and determination throughout the group. Sunday morning dawned lighter, enabling the sailors to work on boat handling techniques before the wind picked up and the gusts came in for the series of short races and afternoon split sessions. Weekend race prizes went to two pairs of brothers – race winners Dan & Fin Armstrong and Jude & Eric McFarlane, with the prize for achievement of goals went to Julia Barnes & Lauren Paton.
Thanks to Alex, Emma and all at RTYC for a great weekend. Next stop Bristol Corinthian on 31st Jan/1st Feb.
UK RS Feva Class Association membership runs from January to January. All sailors ( both helm & crew ) must be members of the class association to compete in UK & International class organised events such as the Volvo GP circuit events, Inland & UK National Champs & World Champs.
To join see the box on the right hand side of this page.
Any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org