Official UK Class Website
RS Feva International has a new website see www.rsfeva.org.
We hope it will be easier to navigate around. There is still more work to do to populate if with more photos and past results etc.
Entries are now open for:
International Easter training Camp
Entries are now open for the Easter training camp in L’Escala, Spain. This is a four day event 18thth – 21st April 2014. There are only 20 charter boats available so it is important to book straight away if you wish to come. Enter on line. The cost of the training is €150 plus charter boat €200. Charter boats are booked via the entry shop so please be sure to add charter boat if you require one. Golly will then email you separately with payment details.
We have top class coaches flying out for the training. Sailors will be put into ability groups so that everyone will learn and be stretched. This is a fantastic opportunity to combine an early family break with the kids sailing over the Easter holidays.
The RS Teras are also invited this year so if you are a family sailing both Feva and Tera everyone can benefit. Tera entries are via the Feva site. We are trying to work co-operatively with the International RS Tera Association and not double up on efforts too much! If past experience is anything to go by these Easter training breaks extremely fondly remembered.
RS Feva Allen World Championships
Entries are now open for Carnac 26th July – 1st August. There is a maximum entry of 180 boats. We suggest booking early to avoid disappointment. For anyone needing to cross the channel to attend Brittany ferries are already getting full so please get on and book ferries. We have obtained 20% discount on certain crossings if you are thinking of going over early. Details of which can be found on the home page of World Championships. When entering please remember to go to the shop to order the free rash vest that you get with your entry. The rash vests this year will be long sleeved to offer more protection from the sun.
This will be the second year of running the Crown Cup at Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic. 21st and 22nd June. Countries with active RS Feva Fleets and National Associations are asked to find 1 boat to represent their country. We suggest that countries aim to send the best sailors currently racing RS Fevas. This might be the current national champion but could of course not be if the current champion has already moved on to racing in another class. So if you want the honour of representing your country keep training, racing, improving but most importantly having fun.
Other International Events
The International Association is currently in discussions with various countries concerning other international events. We will have more details very shortly but in the meantime: 1- There is the ever popular Dutch United4 series and this year it looks like the one that will be best suited to UK competitors, as well as other European countries is the one on 26-27 April at Medemblik, NED. This is often organised with a training day on the day before the event and is always very good. There is also the possibility of another big event in Holland a couple of days after the UK nationals on the 2nd w/e of the half term holiday. The Austrians, Swiss, Czechs, Italians, Germans and Lithuanians are also working on events together and we look forward to seeing what the final plan is for next year in due course! Just for your information, the Americans are developing events too and that could have big consequences of a good sort in due course! Have fun!
Rutland Sailing Club will run Feva racing every Saturday from Easter onwards in 2014, with a dedicated committee boat on a Feva only course.
Oakham & Stamford School sailors already train at RSC but new members are encouraged to join the club to make the most of this racing initiative.
The 2014 Inland Champs will be hosted by RSC on June 21/22. The club offers camping facilites & more details about racing & training can be found by contacting Nick Neve via NJN@oakham.rutland.sch.uk
For more details about the club see www.rutlandsc.co.uk
Class National Squad & UK National Squad sailors were training at Datchet Water SC last weekend. The wind was light & patchy but it meant that both squads had plenty of time for in depth briefings & time to work on rig settings.
The CREWSAVER End of Season Championships proved a fitting end to the 2013 race season. 33 boats from across the country arrived at Datchet Water Sailing Club to rig in heavy rain & watch patchy, fickle wind on the reservoir.
With 7 RS fleets joining together & a total entry of over 130 boats it was just as well that racing was postponed as this allowed the sailors time for ‘bacon butties’ & lots of chat. Volvo had brought a selection of display cars which parents were able to view & the ear warmer entry gifts were very well received by those who forgot their hats ! The skies eventually cleared & the fleets launched for a 2 pm start .
The Feva’s were sharing the course with the RS300’s who had a windward mark laid further upwind & a wing mark for a triangle/sausage course. The first race got away in 4 knots but quickly disappeared from the right side of the course whilst those on the left held the breeze & lifted on port to look very ‘smiley’ indeed. Sensibly the race was shortened after one lap as the wind had swung so far left. Line honours went to Jack & Rebecca Lewis ; 2nd Jessie Main & Poppy Gilks; 3rd Billy Vennis-Ozanne & Orla Mitchell.
As a rain cloud arrived from behind Windsor Castle the wind swung further right so the committee boat pulled up anchor & headed off to reset the course .
Race 2 got away all clear with a fair line & a good even first beat. Arthur Brown & Niamh Davies showed the way & kept extending their lead upwind but on the 2nd lap it was Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt who flew down the final run to gain the inside lane at the final mark & take the win; 2nd Arthur & Niamh; 3rd Bradley Duffy & Bella Cox.
Day two dawned cold, sunny but with a good 10 – 15 knots of breeze. Bernard Visser & Charles Cox from Oakham School nailed the start but very soon it was Arthur & Niamh in the lead again. At the leeward mark it was George Tardrew & Sam Lythgoe in 2nd; 3rd Billy & Orla . Arthur & Niamh held on to win; 2nd Billy & Orla; 3rd Jack & Rebecca.
The 2nd race of the day got away all clear with the wind still 15 knots. Leading at the leeward mark was Harvey & Bobby; 2nd Harry Barker & Josh Beck; 3rd Arthur & Niamh who then proceeded to fall out as they sheeted in to head off upwind ! The race was won by Harvey & Bobby; 2nd James Hammett & Ben Todd; 3rd Harry & Josh .
The wind dropped to 8 -10 knots for the 3rd race when Jess Jobson & Grace Gadd sheeted in too soon but came back to start correctly. Arthur & Niamh lead again followed by Harvey & Bobby; 3rd Harry & Josh. Arthur & Niamh took to covering Harvey & Bobby upwind so as to ensure them another well deserved win. 2nd Harvey & Bobby ; 3rd James & Ben.
The final race got away all clear. Extremely close racing between the top two boats & at the leeward mark Arthur & Niamh rounded simultaneously with Harvey & Bobby but kept their nose in front to win the final race & take the EOS Champs title . 2nd Harvey & Bobby; 3rd Jack & Rebecca.
Excellent racing well run by a great race team thank you Datchet Water SC & thanks to CREWSAVER for the prizes.
1st Arthur Brown & Niamh Davies
2nd Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt
3rd Jack & Rebecca Lewis
4th James Hammett & Ben Todd
5th Billy Venis- Ozanne & Orla Mitchell
Full results at http://www.dwsc.co.uk/results/feva300eos2013.htm
pic by Peter Newton
Thursday 31st to Saturday 2nd Nov.
We had seven boats turn up for the start of training with Paul Childs in testing conditions with winds at about 14 knots but frequent gusts of about 27 knots. By the afternoon all boats had found there rhythm and were racing well, including two new crews to the Feva squad. Friday saw much better wind conditions however after a good start on Saturday morning the weather suddenly made a turn for the worst in the afternoon with strong winds and gusts of over 32 knots, however two old rival crews, George Tardew/Sam Lythgow and Rex Farrant/ Henry White really enjoyed these conditions, continuing their ongoing duel.
If any other Feva crews would like to attend coaching with Paul Childs at Bewl Valley Sailing Club
The remaining dates are
Sat 7th – Sun 8th Dec 13
Sat 18th – Sun 19th Jan 14
Mon 17th – Wed 19th Feb 14 (Half Term)
Please contact Neil Keen at neilandHazel.email@example.com
Hannah Bristow and Bobby Hewitt have been nominated for Yachts and Yachting Young Sailor of the Year in recognition of their fantastic achievement in winning the 2013 RS Feva World Championships.
Please vote for them via http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/awards2014/
Volvo Cars UK is proud to have worked with RS Sailing Associations over the busy summer racing season and are gearing up for the final event of the year, the Crewsaver RS End of Season Championship.
As the racing season draws to a close we are offering one last chance to win a Volvo for the final 2013 RS Sailing Championship event.
Drive to Datchet Water Sailing Club in style and comfort in a brand new Volvo and enjoy all the luxury benefits the car has to offer. We have a selection of cars for RS to win for the event. Enter here now http://on.fb.me/13dBOJw
The car will be delivered to the winners’ door, complete with a full tank of diesel, ahead of the event on Wednesday 8th November 2013 and collected on Tuesday 12th November.
Please note you must be attending or a volunteer at the event to be in with a chance to win.
Good Luck and see you all in Datchet!
Pass it forward: Sailing tips from the top
Brush up on your skills and get inspired with some pre-event top sailing tips from some of the UK’s best sailors, including 2008 Olympic Gold medallist, Paul Goodison, who talks ‘role models’ in the most recent video.
Check out the ‘Team Volvo’ #passit4ward sailing playlist at http://bit.ly/15Tc6RI
RYA Volvo Affinity Deal
As part of the support Volvo Car UK give to British sailing and sailors, RYA members can enjoy benefits of up to 25% off new Volvo cars from franchise dealers with the Volvo RYA Affinity deal.
There’s an Affinity deal for every sailor and sailing family with fantastic offers off the whole range. Whether you are looking for dynamic, sleek, rugged or sporty Volvo have it covered and with 15% off the popular 60 range; the V60 estate, XC60 and S60 plus 20% of the luxury seven seat, all wheel drive XC90 – the choice this season is yours.
Further information on the Affinity deals is available at www.volvocarssailing.co.uk/pages/volvo_affinity_deal these discounts apply until 31st December 2013.
We will have a selection of cars on display at Datchet Sailing Club or you can find the full Volvo product range can be found at http://www.volvocars.co.uk
Finally, check out highlights from the Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix, Hayling Island Sailing Club
We enjoyed meeting some of the RS Feva sailors at Hayling Island Sailing Club and watching the highly charged racing. Watch our highlights from the first event of the new RS Feva racing season
Euromed International Championships on 19 – 21 December 2013.
Anyone interested in participating in the Euromed International Championships in Malta please enter now. The organisers are keen to know how many competitors are coming so they can organise enough charter boats
For NoR and registration form refer to:http://www.maltayoungsailors.com/euromed/euromed-2013/notice-of-race/
The early bird discount at £30 ends tomorrow for the CREWSAVER End of Season Champs at Datchet Water SC on November 9/10. See the events/calendar tab to enter. Online entry closes on Friday November 8th at midday but entries will be accepted at registration which opens at 10.00 until 11.00 on Saturday.
Camping is available for £10 on the Saturday night & can be booked through the RS Association Shop pages see http://tinyurl.com/qemuc6m
8 boats including 3 visitors from Warsash/Bosham, Burnham and Bulgaria, but entered under the Docklands Sailing and Water Sports Centre burgee, added a cosmopolitan flavour to proceedings at Upper Thames Sailing Club on 27th October for the RS Feva Open Meeting. Conditions were windy, as expected, with an average of 12 knots and gusts of above 30 knots. With a storm forecast for later in the day, the race committee was unsure whether they would be able to fit in all 4 scheduled races before it picked up, but managed to do all 4 in the conditions.
After an exciting start to the first race with 2 boats capsized on the starting gun, Jessie Main and Dom Lewis (4889), from Warsash/Bosham led the way throughout, followed by Victoria Hinkovska and Raya Uzunova (3782) and the positions stayed throughout the whole race in very windy conditions. Race 2 was a frenzied start with 3 boats OCS, but they all went back and managed to catch up with the fleet and Jessie and Dom had another win. There was a very slow start to race 3 as the wind completely disappeared from the 4 minute signal. Victoria and Raya from Docklands led off the start line and were first to round the windward mark followed by Jessie and Dom. The wind was soon back with storm clouds building again; they increased the lead downwind so at the leeward mark were 100m ahead, with reasonable gaps between the boats in 3rd, 4th and 5th. At the back of the fleet the standard was still very high with Alex Pausey and Jacques Hunter (UTSC) next round the leeward mark followed very closely by Ed Crichton and Matt Percival-Stein (UTSC), a close battle ensued on the next upwind leg. Race 4 was another windy start, again 3 boats were OCS but all returned to start the race. The boats became reasonably spread out on the first leg and the winners of the final race were Jessie and Dom. Victoria and Raya had a spectacular spinnaker capsize only yards from the finish line but drifted across the line on their side to gain another second place.
Jessie and Dom won the event counting 3 firsts, second were Victoria and Raya with a first and two seconds, with third Phillipa Blunden and Ellen Morley from Burnham SC.
|1||4889||Warsash/Bosham||Jessie Main||Dom Lewis|
|2||3782||Docklands SWSC||Victoria Hinkovska||Raya Uzunova|
|3||501||Burnham SC||Phillipa Blunden||Ellen Morley|
|4||1429||UTSC/Warsash||Joseph Thomas||Aaron Hart|
|5||3729||UTSC||Matthew Kite||Ollie Meadowcroft|
|6||3726||UTSC||Edward Crichton||Matt Percival-Stein|
|7||583||UTSC||Alex Pausey||Jacques Hunter|
|8||3727||UTSC||Thomas Walker||Jack Tosh|