Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2015 from the UK RS Feva Class Association

WOT extra date

There are a few places left for the Winter Open Training Day at Erith YC ( Dartford ) on Saturday December 27th.
Julian Pearson is the coach & the cost is £25.
To book see the events tab above.

Last call for SW Training Camp

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The SW Winter Camps, with head coach Alex Mothersele, are set to be one of the biggest in the UK again this year, with around 20 boats expected, ranging from National and zone squad sailors, to those new to the Feva this year. We are hoping the camps will build a great SW team spirit amongst Feva sailors from across the region.

If you are interested but haven’t yet booked, please email sally@rs-association by this Friday 19th Dec, and put forms/payment in the post ASAP!

UK RS Feva Class Secretarial Services

The UK RS Feva Class are accepting tenders for secretarial services for 2015. Closing date for tender applications Midnight 31/12/14.

For more information contact: chairman@rsfeva.co.uk.

Tender document available at https://app.box.com/s/rd5udde1el7bh1co72a8

 

Extra WOT Date

An extra Winter Open Training date has been added to the calendar.
Erith Yacht Club ( near Dartford ) will host a one day Feva Open Training on Saturday December 27th.
The cost is £25 per boat.
To book see the events tab above.
Head coach will be Julian Pearson.

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Welfare Officer Needed

David Nicholls has decided to stand down as Welfare Officer. The UK RS Feva Class Association would like to thank David for his contribution to the committee & are asking for a volunteer parent to step forward to take on this important role. The main task is to keep up to date with child welfare policies & to advise the class on correct proceedures.
As a member of the committee you would be invited to join committee conference calls which take place 2 or 3 times a year.
If you are interested in volunteering please email secretary@rsfeva.org.uk

WOT Weekends

Two more Winter Open Training weekends are open for online booking.See events tab above.
Jan 31/Feb 1st at Stoke Newington & Feb 28/March 1st at King George SC.
Julian Pearson is the coach for both weekends.
Sailors taking part in at least two WOT weekends are eligible to receive an invite the Class Invitational Training Camp at HISC on March 21/22.

VOTE NOW for Y&Y Awards

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Less than a week to go until the votes close for the Yachts & Yachting Awards so here’s a reminder to vote for Harvey and Bobby in the Youth Sailor Category.

Also our sponsor Volvo Car UK have been nominated for the British Sailing Award

See http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/articles/yachts-yachting-awards-2015/

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SW Open Training Camps

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Royal Torbay YC, Bristol Corinthian YC & Chew Valley SC have joined forces to offer 4 training camps over the winter.

RTYC 10th/11th Jan
BCYC 31st Jan/1st Feb
CVLSC 28th Feb/1st Mar
RTYC 14th/15th Mar

Head Coach Alex Mothersele – RS Feva Zone Squad coach
£60/boat/weekend for sailors booking 3 or 4 events,otherwise £75/boat/weekend.
Book by 15th December.
All sailors completing 2 or more weekends will be eligible to apply to join the Class Invitational Training Camp at HISC on 21st/22nd Mar 2015
For further details and booking form contact sally@rs-association.com 07979 740729

VOTE for VOLVO

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Our sponsor Volvo Car UK have been nominated for the British Sailing Award, we think they definitely deserve to win for all the help they give our young sailors. Please take the time to vote for them. http://www.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/articles/yachts-yachting-awards-2015/

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Pics by Martin Allen Photography for Volvo

Volvo EOS Champs Report

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RS Feva sailors joined the other RS classes for a huge multi-fleet event at Datchet Water SC. The Volvo RS End of Season Championships saw over 110 boats from across the country compete on two trapezoid courses.As part of its support of RS Sailing and the RS Class Associations, Volvo Car UK had a strong presence at the EOS Champs, putting on a variety of shore side activities, including a colouring competition, remote controlled cars and the Sail for Gold Game.

Team Volvo sailor, Eilidh McIntyre made a special guest appearance on Sunday, providing youth competitors with an RS Feva rigging demonstration in the morning before heading out on the water to pass on her top tips. Eilidh said: “I have great memories from Datchet Water Sailing Club, I actually won my first ever event here in an RS Feva. I am proud to say I competed in the RS End of Seasons five times in an RS Feva and was really happy to attend this weekend and help celebrate twenty years of RS.” The top British 470 sailor handed out the awards at the prize giving along with fellow Team Volvo sailor and London 2012 silver medallist Luke Patience who was competing at the event in the RS200 class.

The fleet launched in cloudy & blustery conditions and light rain. With 17 knots & gusts of 25 it was lively sailing, to say the least. The fleet got away all clear on the outer loop of a trapezoid course, whilst the RS Tera Pro & Sport fleets sailed the inner loop. Matthew Leckie and Izzi Bristow were ahead at mark 2 with Matthew Caiger and Niamh Davies in 2nd ,whilst Fin and Dan Armstrong were 3rd. All change by the finish and race one was won by Iain Bird and Jake Hardman; 2nd Dan and Fin; 3rd Matt and Izzi.

Zoe King and Alice Powell led race 2 at the windward mark with Matt and Izzi 2nd, 3rd James Foster and Oliver Demetri. But again thrills & spills allowed Matt and Niamh to take the win; 2nd Fin and Dan; 3rd Iain and Jake.

In race 3 it was again Matt and Izzi in front with Zoe and Alice 2nd; and Fin and Dan 3rd whilst the wind was gusting 27 knots. By the finish Fin and Dan were ahead; 2nd Iain and Jake; 3rd Matt and Izzi. So as the fleet headed in Fin and Dan were overnight leaders.

Day two by complete contrast dawned calm & sunny. After a one hour postponement the fleet launched but sat around for another hour and a half after the wind disappeared completely. Eventually a 4 knot thermal appeared from Heathrow Airport ! so the race team prepared for race 4.The start got away all clear & was won by Simonas Jersovas and Gabriele Petraityte from Lithuania; 2nd Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger; 3rd Iain and Jake.

With 5 knots of breeze race 5 got going as soon as possible, and after a general recall the black flag went up. Again the win went to Simonas and Gabrielle; 2nd Iain and Jake which was enough to secure them the trophy; 3rd Kotryna Kasetaite and Daumante Petraityte also from Lithuania.

Although sorting the results proved challenging due to 3 fleets racing 3 versions of a trapezoid course, the ‘on the water’ teams gave 100% to make the Volvo EOS a huge success.

1st – Iain Bird & Jake Hardman
2nd – Fin & Dan Armstrong
3rd – Simonas Jersovas & Gabriele Petraityte
4th – Matthew Leckie & Izzi Bristow
5th – Matthew Caiger & Niamh Davies
6th – Freya Black & Hatty Cage

Full Results at http://www.dwsc.co.uk/results/RSeos2014.htm

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Pics by Peter Newton Photography & Martin Allen Photography

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