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Allen Feva Worlds Day Two Report

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Pic – Mondial@YCCarnac

The last day of the Qualifying series brought brilliant sailing with significant challenges as the wind went from 10-12 knots during Race 4 (first race of the day) through 16 knots dropping to 9 knots in Race 5 and pumping up to 20-22 gusting 26 knots by the end of Race 6 for Red fleet. Serious concentration and physical prowess was required to maintain levels during the whole day. The race course largely dodged all showers during racing – it was sunny almost all day – but there was a massive thunderstorm at about 6.30pm which was monsoon style.

Performance of the day was from Markus Lilienthal & Uko Rasmus Tideman from Estonia who pushed up with a pretty dominant 2,1,1 for the day to pitch into 4th at the end of qualifying. Equally impressive were Tom Dutilh & Max Bruijn from the Netherlands who contributed a 1,2,1 to qualify in 2nd. Edward Norbury & Charlie Hutchings kept it steady to win the qualifying series while Piers Nicholls & Freddie Peters came through in 3rd place – which would have been a 2nd had they not forgotten to sign off at the end of day 1.

The top ten represent quite a haul of nations and given that the qualifying series place counts as non discardable points for the final series they will all still feel right in the hunt. So 5th to 10th in nations goes GBR x3, CZE, LTU and GBR again. Leading family at present are the Taylors in 5th, leading ladies are Hannah Tucker & Bethan Matthew and leading juniors are Jack Lewis & Lucas Marshall.

Follow the action via daily updates on the RS Feva Class website at www.rsfeva.org and twitter #rsfevaworlds and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RSFeva. Full RS manufacturer support will be available for the duration of the event.

Worlds: qualifying complete. 33 British boats in gold fleet.

Qualifying is finished… So onto the Championship series. Well done to all the GBR boats. Results here… http://www.yccarnac.com/results-234.html

RS Feva Worlds Day One Report

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Pic by Pip Baily RS Sailing

Day 1 dawned sunny with the promise of a sea breeze – and Carnac delivered. After 2 days of scrutineering it was good to get the show on the road. 184 boats divided into 3 fleets for the day to get 3 qualifying races in. Eight to nine knots from the Carnac sea breeze direction got the cobwebs dispelled for Race 1 and this built a little to finish race 3 with 12 gusting 14 knots and the sailors working their socks off. Cloud cover rolled in for the second race, causing a handful of sailors to go home early due to the unexpected cold.

With results from 3 fleets the overall position after day 1 is incredibly tight. Both Jack Lewis & Lucas Marshall and Edward Norbury & Charlie Hutchings took home two race wins. So before discards kick in after the next race that leaves them in 2nd and 3rd respectively split by their 5th & 8th positions in the other race. Leading overall however are Will & Matt Taylor who posted a 2,1,2 day! Ironically they would have had to share the regatta lead with Piers Nicholls & Freddie Peters with the same scores bar for a penalty for not signing out!

Nikol Stankova & Vasek Brabec (CZE), 3rd place at the Europeans are in 8th. Hannah Tucker & Bethan Matthew are leading the girls trophy points while Will & Matt are also leading family and Jack & Marshall are leading Juniors. Simonas Jarsovas & Gabrielle Petraityte from LTU are 10th and Giacomo Giambarda & Daniele Minoni (ITA) are 13th. Top non Europeans at present are Julian Fung & Thorwen Uiterdaal from Hong Kong in 18th.

Final 3 races of the qualifying series are Monday and then we’ll know who are in Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets. Follow this space!

Follow the action via daily updates on the RS Feva Class website at www.rsfeva.org and twitter #rsfevaworlds and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RSFeva. Full RS manufacturer support will be available for the duration of the event.
Results at http://www.yccarnac.com/files/Documents/Regate/Mondial%20Feva/mondial_feva_gr_1_s.htm

World Championships day 1 completed

GBR boats in top 3 places after day 1. Results at http://www.yccarnac.com/results-234.html
GBR/UK Class briefing for all GBR sailors at 10.30 today. Good luck

RS Feva Worlds start in Carnac today

Good Luck to all the UK Sailors racing in Carnac today. Preparations are all complete. Check the notice board for any amendments. Have a great day!

Volvo GP Circuit winners

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Correction to the previous posting as results should have been calcuated on best of 4 GP events. The winners of the Volvo Grand Prix Circuit are Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt with an impressive 1,1,2. Will Taylor came 2nd with various crews including his brother Matt, Fiona Mulcahy & Rupert Jameson. Harry Barry & Matt/Josh Beck came 3rd.

The trophy will be presented to the boys at Carnac.

Full results under the results tab.

Events Coming Up in July

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Lots coming up in the July see the events tab above for more details.

July 19/20 – Poole Regatta, Poole YC
July 19 – Summer Pursuit Regatta, Island Barn SC
July 26 – Bosham Open Meeting, Bosham SC
July 27 – Super Sunday Racing, Bewl Valley SC

Plus of course the RS Feva World Championships in Carnac, France racing from July 27 – Aug 1st.

Good luck to Team GBR.

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Youth Teams at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

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If you’re under 25 (and still will be on Saturday 9 August), and the friends you race with are too, you have the chance to race for the stunning Aberdeen Asset Management Under 25 Trophy at this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week plus Cowes Week Limited is pleased to extend the early bird entry price (which ended in May) to help save you a little bit of money too.

If you’d like to enter and take advantage of this price offer, select the ‘paying by cheque’ option when completing your entry and email Claire Treasure (claire.treasure@aamcowesweek.co.uk) to let her know you are taking this offer up so that she can process your payment manually.

There are loads of great things happening at this year’s regatta in just under a month’s time – what better way to spend your summer holidays?!

The team at Cowes Week Limited can help with any aspect of your entry and taking part (including best options for berthing and accommodation etc) – give them a call to chat through the options on: 01983 295744.
Enter the regatta via http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?map=cw14&ui=cw1&style=std&override=&section=takingpart&page=entries

VOLVO GP Report from Stokes Bay SC

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Stokes Bay marked the last Volvo Grand Prix of the 2013/14 series. A total of 48 boats entered, most arriving on Saturday morning to find breezy conditions and big swell. The fleet launched with a start line just 100 m from the shore, providing spectators with an excellent view of the race course. Some competitors decided it was too breezy to sail and waited on shore for calmer conditions.

Race 1 started cleanly with the fleet splitting up the first beat with Ben Todd and James Hammett leading at the top mark, the rest of the fleet not far behind.

At the leeward gate Ben and James were still leading, but by this time Ed Norbury and Charlie Hutchings were in close 2nd, with Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt not far behind. Positions stayed the same, until the final run when Ben and James took the line honours but Harvey and Bobby sneaked past Ed and Charlie to take 2nd.
Race 2 was postponed just before the go and then the black flag was hoisted. The restart was all clear with most of the fleet going left. Ed and Charlie led at the top mark this time, with Harvey and Bobby in 2nd and Ben and James in 3rd. No changes for the rest of the race so the top 3 boats were all on equal points.

In Race 3 the breeze increased to 20 knots. Again the fleet went left. Harvey and Bobby led at the top mark this time, with Ed and Charlie 2nd, and Ben and James 3rd. Positions stayed the same throughout.
Overnight leaders were Harvey and Bobby, with Ed and Charlie in 2nd and Ben and James in 3rd.

Sunday dawned with hardly any wind. The fleet started Race 4 on time with a big left hand shift coming in half way up the first beat. Will Taylor and Rupert Jameson led at the first mark, with Henry Jameson and Charlotte Ormerod in second and Harvey and Bobby in third. The race committee shortened the course to only one lap with no changes in positions occurring for the remainder of the race.

Ahead of race 5 the committee relaid the course before getting a clean start. Left was the way to go. 2 laps later Harvey and Bobby took the win, with Fin and Dan Armstrong getting a 2nd, and Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters in 3rd.

The final race saw a huge line sag with the breeze dropping off further and some boats not making the pin boat. Again left was the way to go up the first beat, but on the second Jack Lewis and Lucas Marshall played the middle in less tide and took the race win, with Harvey and Bobby in 2nd and Ed and Charlie in 3rd.
Thanks to Stokes Bay Sailing Club for putting on a great event & Sailtek Ltd for their event sponsorship as well as Volvo Cars UK for their continued support of the GP series.

Report by Harvey Martin
Pics by Martin Allen Photography

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Harvey & Bobby Win Volvo GP

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Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt win the Volvo GP at Stokes Bay SC this weekend. Full report to follow shortly results at http://www.stokesbay-sc.co.uk/result/open/RSFeva.htm

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Pics by Martin Allen Photography

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