PA Consulting Group to sponsor World and UK National RS Feva Sailing Championships.

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.

Report from SW Training Camp

BCYC Team boats

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.

2015 UK RS Feva Membership Due

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.
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WOT Report from Erith YC

On 27th December ( the day after Boxing Day )another of the London Winter Open Training weekends took place this time at Erith YC.

The sailors arrived at the club greeted by 20+ knots of wind, plus it was very cold (not surprising for December); but after two days of overindulging at Christmas the sailors where full of energy and keen to get on the water.
Coach, Julian Pearson got the sailors to work on their upwind speed especially concentrating on keeping the boat flat. Then for those who wanted, their was a chance to try out some heavy weather spinnaker work. Most boats got their kites up & a few teams tested the water temperature.

After lunch the weather had moderated slightly and all the teams went out to do more spinnaker work finishing when lack of light took hold.

The day finished with a quick look at the UK Feva website and a discussion about going to do some of the Opens. All the sailors left saying how much they had enjoyed the day and looking forward to the next WOT at West Resevoir on the 31 Jan/1 Feb.

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


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:

Tender document available at


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.


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

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.

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