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SW Open Training Camps


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 07979 740729



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.


Pics by Martin Allen Photography for Volvo

Volvo EOS Champs Report


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




Pics by Peter Newton Photography & Martin Allen Photography



© LPB Aerial Imagery

Well done to Iain Bird & Jake Hardman who won the 2014 EOS Champs. 2nd Fin & Dan Armstrong with Simonas Jersovas & Gabriele Petraityte 3rd.
Results at but not in overall position order so full results will be posted tomorrow.

More pics at



As part of Volvo Car UK’s support of the RS Class Association, there will be a variety of activities taking place. Team Volvo sailor and London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, Luke Patience will be making an appearance on and off the water, competing in the RS200 class.
The top British 470 sailor said: “I cannot wait to get out on the water this weekend, I have heard the RS End of Seasons is a blast. It will be fantastic to try to improve upon my result from the RS200s with new crew and old family friend, Lisa Tait. Lisa and I use to race and train together when I first started sailing in the Optimist class, so it will be great to sail with her again!”
Luke will also present the awards at the prize giving on Sunday with fellow British Sailing Team member, Eilidh McIntyre who started sailing in an RS Feva. Eilidh is another member of Team Volvo who currently competes in the 470 women’s class and will also be offering up her top tips for young sailors on Sunday afternoon.

First race starts at 10.15 with a one minute silence to respect Rememberence Day.



Day one of the VOLVO RS EOS Champs was a breezy blustery experience. Winds ranged from 12 to 29 knots with the odd spots of rain.
The 43 Feva’s shared a trapezoid course with the Tera Pro’s & Tera Sports.
Fin & Dan Armstrong lead on 5 points after a consistant day with 2,2,1
Iain Bird & Jake Hardman are in 2nd with 1,3,2
Matthew Leckie & Izzi Bristow are 3rd equal with Matthew Caiger & Niamh Davies
Less wind forecast tomorrow.
Full results at

2014 Endeavour Trophy


Matt Burge and Toby Lewis representing the Osprey class won the 2014 Topper Sailboats-supported Endeavour Championship.

RS Feva were represented by 2014 World & National Champions Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt who finished a credible 8th overall.

Full results at


Photos by Sue Pelling

Winter Training at Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay YC are running 4 weekends of training this winter on:
20th & 21st December
3rd & 4th January
24th & 25th January
28th February & 1st March
For more information contact Laura Mahon via

Oxford Team Racing Academy


Five weekends of team race training are to be run at Oxford Sailing Club this winter in Fireflies

If you would like to be coached in the art of team racing then this is the squad for you.

The Academy is open to individual sailors from the age of 15 to 21 years as of the 1st September 2014, who are experienced fleet racers; no previous team racing experience is expected. Both helms and crews can apply with boat crews and then teams being formed from the squad.

The aim of the Academy is to enable sailors to experience the joy of team racing and allow them to compete against the best team racers in the UK at the BSDRA Finals at the end of June 2015 with coach support. It is also intended that an under 16 and under 18 team will participate in the NSSA two boat team racing regatta on the 21st March 2015.

The Academy is limited to 24 sailors.

The head Coach will be George Barker
The Academy weekends are:
22/23 November,
13/14 December,
24/25 January
14/15 February
21/22 March

The Fireflies will be provided you just need your sailing kit.
Hot food will be available each day of the squad and chips are on the menu!

The cost of the squad will be £250 per sailor and this covers all of the five training weekends.
If you would like more information then please chat to George Barker on 07961147524.

To apply for a place please email
Please include a CV of your sailing

WOT at Welsh Harp SC


The first Winter Open Training ( WOT ) weekend takes place at Welsh Harp SC on Nov 15/16.
Head Coach is Eilidh McIntyre Olympic 470 crew & former Feva helm.
To book see the events tab above.

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