Official UK Class Website
There is a spare room in the Premier Inn at Southend, walking distance of the club, 4 nights starting Friday. Family room for 3, £314.
Contact Nick Neve NJN@oakham.rutland.sch.uk before friday morning when he will cancel the booking if no takers.
The main change is the inclusion of whiskey flag, trash disposal clarification & rules on using support boats.
The SI’s for the nationals will also include these.
Please note that the UK Nationals is a non coached event. Foreign competitors are able to request access to the course for their coach.
The UK Head Coach – Dave Hivey will be attending the event & will be available to offer advice off the water. Dave will be presenting a briefing each day open to all competitors.
Sailors will be able to leave extra water bottles with safety crew, however, you are advised to keep snacks & some drinks on board as with 100 boats & 20 ribs on the water, it may be difficult to find the right boat with your gear.
Five days coaching and Youth Regatta on Saturday August 25th
WITH TOP FEVA COACHES ROB PARTRIDGE AND HOLLY WATSON
Rob Partridge who has won the Topper Nationals and then went on to medal at the ISAF youth worlds in a 29er, finishing 2nd at the Worlds and Europeans and current S/SW Feva Zone Squad Coach as well as coaching the RYA transitional squad and class association. Holly Watson, a past RS Feva National Junior Squad member and now Hayling Island Class Squad trainer.
Try out a 29er
Dependent on sailors ability, and the coaches decision, all Feva sailors will have an opportunity to sail a 29er , kindly loaned by Ovington Boats
£150 with own boat per sailor (Inc.£30 junior membership fee)
Saturday Youth Regatta inclusive
& Open Regatta Sunday (Entry Fee Applies)
Other Class training also available inclusive of;
RS Tera’s, Optimists, Laser’s
Free camping, available on site.
For more information, please contact;
Neil Keen 07905658934 or NeilandHazel.Keen@NTLWorld.Com
The RS Feva Open Race day was held at Oxford SC at Farmoor Reservoir on Saturday 11th May. Crews of mixed experience raced in a field of 10x Fevas in challenging conditions. Mixed in were separate race starts for 20x Tera Sports and Tera Pros, making the start lines very ‘busy’. Each race was 4 laps of a windward/leeward course, the afternoons races being back-to-back. Launching and landing was made more difficult with the strong winds blowing onto the sloping lee shore of the reservoir.
The weather had started out blustery with average wind speeds of 25-30mph and big direction swings and which deteriorated further during the day to eventually peak at a recorded speed of 54 mph during the third race; at that point, with a large percentage of the boats over-turned on the water, the third race was cancelled.
The local pairing of Wills Murray and Will Ormerod took top honours, winning both the first two races, in a day that will be remembered most for the weather conditions.
1st Wills Murray & Will Ormerod
2nd Anya Green & Charlotte Ormerod
3rd Billy Vennis-Ozanne & Anna Mackay
Several of the crews returned in similar gusty conditions the next day for an RS-organized Feva training event led by Robert Baddeley, a former RS Feva champion.
Many thanks to Oxford Sailing Club for hosting and providing the much needed safety cover.
Having endured fickle winds, strong gusts and driving rain on day one of the regatta , the concluding day of the RYA Eric Twiname Championships brought with it far more favourable conditions for the 268 competitors at the event, with spells of sunshine and an average 12-14 knots. As a result the days full complement of three races took place allowing for some swapping of places at the top of the fleets and the RYA South West Zone to emerge as the 2013 RYA Eric Twiname Champions.
Whilst the RYA South West clinched the prestigious Eric Twiname Shield, the RYA South Zone won the Eric Twiname Dinghy Trophy, awarded to the Zone performing best from the top two dinghy classes out of the three, while the South East Zone clinched the Eric Twiname Windsurfing Trophy out of the grasp of last year’s winner the North Zone, awarded to the Zone scoring best from two of the four windsurfing classes.
In the RS Feva XL class South Zone sailors Edward Norbury and Charlie Hutchings delivered a consistent set of results on the final day of the championships with 2-1-3, catapulting them above the South West Zone’s overnight leaders Alaric Bates and Matt Walker-Morecroft to take event honours by a single point. Michael Dennis and Milo Gordon rounded off their regatta in third place taking another podium spot for the South West and therefore sealing the overall top spot for South West in the RS Feva XL class.
Duncan Truswell, RYA Youth Racing Manager, said: “The Championship this year has once again been an enormous success with the South West Zone walking away proud winners. I have been extremely impressed by the standard of sailing displayed across the RYA Junior classes this year, the sailors have obviously worked hard with their coaches over the winter as part of the RYA Zone and Home Country Squad programmes and its really pleasing to see how much progress has been made and how capable the sailors are. Once again Rutland Sailing Club fielded a massive team of volunteers and have made us all fantastically welcome from word go. I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of the RYA, the Trust and all the sailors who have benefitted. My thanks as well to the Eric Twiname Trust for supporting the regatta for the 27th consecutive year.”
Thanks to the long-standing and on-going support of the Eric Twiname Trust, the event is free to enter with all of the costs associated with the running of the regatta met by the RYA and the Trust.
For the full set of results from each class and for more information on the RYA Eric Twiname Championships please visit the event website at www.ryaracingevents.org.uk
1) Edward Norbury/Charlie Hutchings (Warsash SC)
2) Alaric Bates/Matt Walker-Morecroft (Bowmoor SC)
3) Michael Dennis/Milo Gordon (Baltic Wharf Sailing Club)
Photo by Paul Wyeth
The 2013 RYA Eric Twiname Championship title takes place at Rutland Sailing Club this weekend (11-12 May).
Always fiercely competitive the Championships, now in its 27th year, are the pinnacle of the RYA s Junior racing calendar for the RYA Zone and Home Country Squads.
The annual two day regatta will see young competitors in over 225 boats and windsurfers pit their sailing skills against the best young talents from each of the six English Zones, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, for the prestige of picking up the coveted Eric Twiname Shield and being named top RYA Zone.
The event which is an integral part of the RYA Junior racing programme will offer RYA Zone and Home Country Squad sailors competitive racing in a fun and friendly environment. The weekend will welcome boats from across seven of the RYA Junior classes – Optimist, Topper, and Feva dinghy classes with the windsurfers racing on Bic Techno boards with 4.5m, 5.8m, 6.8m and 7.8m rigs.
Last year’s event saw competitors representing the RYA South Zone reign victorious at Rutland Water as the ‘Battle of the Zones’ came to a thrilling finish. In clinching their prestigious victory the RYA South Zone also won the Eric Twiname Dinghy Trophy while the RYA North Zone for a remarkable third year running retained the Eric Twiname Windsurfing Trophy.
Chris Atherton, RYA Senior High Performance Manager, said: “The standard of racing at the RYA Eric Twiname Championships is always very high and is not only a real reflection of the quality of Junior sailors we have right across the UK but is also testament to the hard work the sailors and coaches from all the Zone and Home Country squads have put in over the winter. Sailors will have been looking forward to this regatta for many months as its not only a fun and enjoyable event but many will use this regatta as a stepping stone to go on and contest RYA National Junior Squad selections.”
Thanks to the long-standing and on-going support of the Eric Twiname Memorial Trust, the event, for sailors aged between eight and 15, is very cheap to enter with almost all of the costs associated with the running of the regatta met by the RYA and the Trust.
The second part of the selection process for the 2013 RYA Laser 4.7 National Junior squad will also take place alongside the Championships, with results from Rutland used in conjunction with those from further indicator events later in the season.
Racing is scheduled to start at Rutland at 11.25am on Saturday 11th May with a maximum of six races set for the weekend (up to four races on Saturday, and up to two on Sunday). No warning signal will be made after 3pm on Sunday 12th May.
For more information on the RYA Eric Twiname Championships the event website visit www.ryaracingevents.org.uk
This weekend is the Feva Race & Train at Oxford SC.
Racing on Saturday May 11th with a briefing at 10.15 & first start at 11.00. See the calendar for more details of the open meeting
Two places left for the training on Sunday May 12th coached by former Feva National Champ Robert Baddeley. Cost £25 per boat - book online at http://www.rsfeva.org.uk/?page_id=3656
Leigh & Lowton SC are hosting a two day Feva training camp over the May half term holiday.
The camp will run on Thursday & Friday May 30 – 31st 2013
Some Feva’s available for those who would like to try.
Head Coach- David Woodhead (email@example.com)
Booking online under events tab above.
OGSTON JUNIOR OPEN on Saturday June 8th.
REGISTRATION – FROM 9am SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE FROM REGISTRATION
COMPETITORS BRIEFING – 10:30am
FIRST RACE – NOT BEFORE 11am
OGSTON SAILING CLUB, Quarry Lane, Woolley Moor, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7DT
Tel: 01246 590425
EVENT FORMS PART OF THE DERBYSHIRE YOUTH SAILING RACE SERIES
Ogston sailors: Harvey Martin & Will Ward
For those RS Feva sailors looking to move on this summer the RYA have announced that the RYA Volvo Transition Training Squad Selection Policy 2013-14 has now been published on the RYA website.
Last year 5 of the 11 boats in 29er TS were Feva sailors who’d made the transition during summer 2012 :
Chay & Stirling Taylor
Anna Prescott & Jess Eales
Lauren Miles & Charlie Darling
Jess Hammet & David Brand
Any queries on the selection process to:
|Youth Racing Senior Administrator|
|Royal Yachting Association|
|T: 02380 firstname.lastname@example.org|