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RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix Series Round 1 at Northampton Sailing Club


The 2017/18 RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix Series started with a weekend at Northampton Sailing Club on the 16th and 17th September.  A fleet of 40 boats attended with this Grand Prix also doubling up as one of the indicators for the winter training squads which include the RYA UK Junior Squad, RYA Zone Squads and the Feva Class National Squad.  In addition, sailors attending all six Grand Prix events will benefit from coach support at the 2018 Europeans to be held in Weymouth.

 

 

New pairings and new faces were the order of the weekend as this is the time of year when the class sees sailors transition, pairings change and new young sailors joining.  Principal Race Officer Miles Odell’s briefing outlined all that the fresh faced and very enthusiastic sailors needed to know for the 6 races to follow and all set out to the race course in a light but steady breeze. 

Race 1 saw sibling team William and Becky Caiger (Sevenoaks School) get off the blocks well and win, Sophie Dennis and Olivia Bracey-Davis (Hayling Island Sailing Club) were second and Tom Storey (Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club) and birthday boy Rupert Jameson (Hayling Island Sailing Club) finished 3rd.



Race 2 quickly followed, new team Alice Davis and Alastair Brown (Great Moor Sailing Club) showed the fleet how to sail the shifty conditions with a great win, they were followed home by Ben Hutton-Penman and Abi Jayasekara (Corinthian Otters), who had struggled in the first race, with William and Becky again up there in 3rd.

 

 

Following a course reset to allow for the shifty conditions, Race 3 started in a building breeze and it was Tom and Rupert who lead from start to finish with Ben and Abi chasing in 2nd and Alexander Ratsey (RWSC) and Issy Spurway (Bowmoor SC/ HISC) in 3rd.

 

 

The forecast for Sunday looked light and with a constant breeze the race committee decided to get a fourth race in and trigger a discard.  The race started in a good breeze but this started to drop soon after the start and swung which made it a challenging race for all.  However the front boats kept their concentration and finished well with the race time, those that didn't finished were whiskied.  Ben And Abi held their nerve in the shifting conditions and showed the fleet a real masterclass in light wind sailing, reading the shifts and keeping their concentration from beginning to end to take the win and with it the overnight lead, Ralph Nevile and Luke Anstey (Frensham Pond) were clearly comfortable in the shifty conditions and finished 2nd with Josh Davis and Ian Ratnage (Sevenoaks School) 3rd

 

Further down the fleet there was confusion as the shortened course sound and flag was misread by some as an abandonment which led to some not sailing the course and having to retire, others decided they would propel their boats by any means possible given the light conditions.  There are always lessons to be learn't as this is a junior class, the following morning a full debrief of race 4 was completed by the Principal Race Officer and the Feva Class Chairman which led to voluntary retirements from very sporting sailors who realised they had either sailed the wrong course or who had not always relied solely on wind propulsion.  Everyone then took to the water happy and many with a clearer understanding of flags and sounds!

 

Two races were the order of the day for Sunday in a light but reasonably constant breeze, race 5 had Tom and Rupert winning, a fantastic result for Caitlin Morley (Burnham Sailing Club) and Joe Blaker (Benfleet Sailing Club) in 2nd and Robbie MacDonald and Teddy Ferguson (HISC/Windermere School) in 3rd.

 

The final race was sailed in very light and shifty conditions with three teams in with a shout for the overall title.  The race was lead from start to finish by Ben Tuttle and Jakey Wood (Hayling Island Sailing Club), who opened out a huge lead, and whilst Regatta leaders Ben and Abi and contenders William and Becky got bogged down in the fleet in the shifty conditions, Tom and Rupert sailed an excellent race finishing second and with it taking the overall win.  In 3rd place finished birthday girl Alice and Alastair which ensured a great end to their very well sailed Regatta.

So the top three were Tom and Rupert in 1st, Ben and Abi in 2nd and William and Becky in 3rd.  The Endeavour prize went to the very young twin pairing of Rosie and Susie Sheahan who sailed a great first Regatta in very difficult conditions.

 

 

The next Feva Grand Prix is the weekend of the 30th September/1st October at Parkstone Yacht Club.  The organisers are busy working to deliver a super weekend for all with sailor’s supper and prize giving tea all included in the entry price!  If you fancy joining us then entry is open on the RS Feva UK website.

 

 

 

 

RESULTS


Posted: 18/09/2017 09:01:08

Introducing the new UK RS Feva Class Association Chairman


Hello Everyone

I thought I would introduce myself as the new RS Feva Class Chairman.  My name is Nick Hutton-Penman and my son Ben has been sailing a Feva for about a year now.  We are located in Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex where we have a thriving and building Feva class.

Whilst Ben's Feva career has been relatively short, I have been involved in the class for a number of years as my elder two children have both competed, in fact our first family Feva event was the Abersoch Nationals in 2011.  We have since competed in various Grand Prix, Nationals and Worlds before taking a break as there is a five year age gap between Ben and his older sister Kathryn (who some of you may have met in Medemblik as the Corinthian Otter support coach).

Having come back into the class, I am amazed at how the standard throughout the whole fleet has improved.  In 2011, whilst the front of the fleet was as competitive as it is today, there was a significant gap in ability across the whole fleet.  This gap has been much reduced and I believe that is down to two key factors:

1). The accessibility to good training for all levels of ability in the RS Feva class, and
2). A very active Class Association that looks to promote the boat and all sailors throughout the fleet

I have not had much time to chat to people since being convinced to take on the role but I will look to do so as we move into September and the events start again.  I am however very keen to hear what you all have to say so if anyone has any thoughts/ideas that they would like to share then please do not hesitate to contact me, my details are below.

I am pleased to take on the responsibility of Class Chairman and I would like to thank Jonathan Webster for his guidance of the class as Chairman.  My focus for the next year will be to ensure we maintain a thriving class that is seen as the main pathway boat for asymmetric sailing and that we maintain a coordinate training programme that is assessable to all.  I would also like to ensure that our various events give opportunities for all to compete and win prizes, very much supporting the "Pro-Am" concept that Jonathan created for the 2017 Nationals.

I would like to wish you all a great rest of the summer and looking forward to seeing you all in September when we commence our Grand Prix and selection series.

With every best regards

Nick Hutton-Penman
Email: nhutton-penman@tmhcc.com
Mobile: 07810 854357




Posted: 14/08/2017 16:26:33

Useful Squad Selection Notices


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Posted: 10/08/2017 12:07:20

RS Feva World Championships Final Day


The dinghy park was buzzing on the final day of the RS Feva World Championships presented by PA Consulting and Allen Sailboat hardware. This championship was still wide open as there was only one point separating first and second place in Gold fleet. Henry and Rupert Jameson (GBR) were leading overnight from Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson (NZL) by that one point.

 

 

The fleet were released from the beach in overcast condition with 8-10 knots on the race course. The PRO wasted no time in getting the Gold fleet away.

 

 

Eli and Rose nailing a bullet in the first race today gave them a one point advantage going into the final race, as Team Jameson finished third behind Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger (GBR).

 

Silver and Bronze fleets were also away on the course with very tight racing. Leading the Silver fleet was GBR's Tim and Abby Hire, and at the front of the Bronze fleet was the Czech paring of Štepán Mann and Jan Richter. The Silver fleet offered fantastic entertainment, where spectators felt as if you could throw a tea towel over the entire fleet at any one time. 60 boats would round each mark in less than a minute!

 

So after seven fantastic races in Gold fleet it would simply come down to the last race: Eli and Rose against Team Jameson. In simple terms Eli and Rose needed to beat Team Jameson on the water, or Team Jameson needed to win to guarantee the championship. As they went up the first beat both boats had clearly been nervous of starting and were buried in the pack.

 

At the first windward mark Eli and Rose had dragged themselves out of trouble, up into fifth place, with Team Jameson rounding in 22nd.

 

 

 


Allen & PA Consulting RS Feva Worlds 2017 - photo © Peter Newton / www.peternewton.zenfolio.com

 

 

By the time the fleet had reached across to the outer loop Team Jameson had made up ten places, to twelfth, but at the second windward mark they were unable to improve their position. At the final leeward mark Eli and Rose rounded in fifth, five places ahead of Team Jameson, and simply needed to sail a short beat to the finish to be named World Champions.

 

For the first time in ten RS Feva championships the trophy has gone to the Southern hemisphere, with Eli and Rose being crowned overall RS Feva World Champions 2017. Team Jameson were second, and Pierce and Alfie took third.

 

Sian Talbot and Eloise Clapson McBride (GBR) had a fantastic week and were named RS Feva Ladies World Champions.

 

The Junior category was won by Austrians Johanna Böckl and Benjamin Kogard.

 

Full Results

 


Posted: 31/07/2017 07:08:42

Whitstable GP Results


 

 

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VOLVO RS FEVA Grand Prix 4/4
Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix 

 

The fourth and final RS Feva Grand Prix at Whitstable Yacht Club started with excellent conditions. 

 

Saturday morning brought light yet sailable wind and non-stop sunshine making the day lovely for both on land and shore. On the water, the first race was a light one with large shifts and patchy wind providing an tactical race for all sailors. Tom Storey and Ollie Kent Yorkshire Dales SC won this followed by Alice Davis and Alastair Brown Great Moor SC and Sophie Johnson and Becky Caiger Blackwater SC and Sevenoaks School. The second race provided more wind with close racing and a difficult start line. Will Caiger and Caitlin Morley Sevenoaks School and Burnham SC took the race win, Tom and Ollie 2nd and Sophie and Becky in 3rd. The final race of Saturday had much the same conditions with wind still building causing a tight finish with Tom and Ollie just beating Sophie Johnson and Becky Caiger. 

 

Saturday evening gave us a beautiful sunset and a warm marquee for sailors to checkout they're sun tan, or burn in many cases. Whitstable town’s restaurants and shops provided much entertainment for the majority of the sailors throughout the evening.

 

Sunday morning didn't seem hopeful with patchy wind and strong tide, however gradually the wind filled in to a nice North-Easterly covering the course. As race 4 started the wind dropped off completely, swung round 180 degrees and picked up again meaning the race officers attempt at race 4 had to be abandoned. Once the wind had filled in on the opposite direction the race team quickly re-laid a course, race 4 was on the way again. Large shifts and on and off wind meant hard but interesting sailing eventually ending with Tom and Ollie taking first,William Caiger and Caitling Morley in 2nd and Ethan Gerrell and Tom Barnes from Queen Mary SC and Royla Torbay SC in 3rd.

 

The final race provided us with much the same. As before Tom and Ollie took the first with Will and Caitlin in second. This meant, once all boats were ashore and the bananas donated to the sailors were kindly distributed, Tom and Ollie took first in both the overall Grand Prix series and the Whitstable event with Will and Caitlin second in the event and Sophie and Becky in third.

 

The UK RS Feva Class Association would like to thank Whitstable YC for a super weekend, the club and surroundings allowed all those who made the journey to have a super time, the event management was top class and the members of the club made all competitors and their families feel very welcome.

 

Next for the RS Feva class, the BIG one the RS Feva WORLD Championships in Medemblik – Netherlands!

 

Report by Tom Storey

RESULTS

Whitstable GP

Whitstable GP

Results are provisional as of 14:28 on July 9, 2017

Overall

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 28, Scoring system: Appendix A
RankSail NoHelmCrewH ClubR1R2R3R4R5TotalNett
1st 6680 Tom Storey Ollie Kent Yorkshire Dales 1.0 (2.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 4.0
2nd 5627 William Caiger Caitlin Morley Sevenoaks School / Burnham SC (3.0) 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 11.0 8.0
3rd 5626 Sophie Johnson Becky Caiger Blackwater SC / Sevenoaks School (8.0) 3.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 21.0 13.0
4th 4624 Alice Davis Alastair Brown Great Moor Sailing Club 2.0 (15.0) 4.0 6.0 5.0 32.0 17.0
5th 5453 Josh Davies Jack Oakley RHS 5.0 8.0 5.0 (11.0) 7.0 36.0 25.0
6th 6312 Joshua Davies Ian Ratnage Sevenoaks School 7.0 (9.0) 7.0 8.0 4.0 35.0 26.0
7th 4470 Quinn Edmonds Fin Oliver Chew Valley Lake SC 4.0 7.0 (12.0) 10.0 6.0 39.0 27.0
8th 6505 Rupert Jameson Lucy Hewitson HISC 10.0 6.0 8.0 4.0 (16.0) 44.0 28.0
9th 1915 Lauren Discombe Sophie Dorrington HISC / WWSC 6.0 (11.0) 11.0 7.0 9.0 44.0 33.0
10th 4626 Tim Hire Abby Hire Royal Lymington YC 14.0 4.0 6.0 (17.0) 13.0 54.0 37.0
11th 6199 Ethan Gerrell Tom Barnes Queen Mary/ RTYC 15.0 17.0 (18.0) 3.0 8.0 61.0 43.0
12th 5564 Max Beverley Sam Rawlins Tonbridge School 11.0 (14.0) 9.0 13.0 10.0 57.0 43.0
13th 6569 Nicholas Ross Blake Latta Portchester Sailing Club 13.0 12.0 (19.0) 12.0 12.0 68.0 49.0
14th 4240 Tess Sadowski Joe Warwicker Bough Beech Sailing Club 12.0 16.0 (17.0) 9.0 14.0 68.0 51.0
15th 5517 Maggie Rickman Nancy Rickman Papercourt / HISC 9.0 5.0 10.0 (29.0 DNC) 29.0 DNC 82.0 53.0
16th 5450 Joe Slipper Tea Sirolla Queen Mary (22.0) 18.0 13.0 14.0 11.0 78.0 56.0
17th 4917 Ted Lane Alfie Sheahan Chew Valley SC (17.0) 13.0 15.0 16.0 15.0 76.0 59.0
18th 5451 Alexander Maclay Natalie Maclay Grafham Water 16.0 10.0 (24.0) 19.0 18.0 87.0 63.0
19th 5559 Henry Kaplan Dylan Thatcher Tonbridge School 20.0 (29.0 BFD) 14.0 15.0 23.0 101.0 72.0
20th 6490 Tom Oliver Harry Newton Whitstable Yacht Club (23.0) 23.0 16.0 23.0 20.0 105.0 82.0
21st 5562 Patrick Fulton Blake Philpot Tonbridge School 18.0 21.0 23.0 20.0 (24.0) 106.0 82.0
22nd 3333 Abbey Mumford Evie Herrington Redoubt SC / Down SC 24.0 19.0 (25.0) 21.0 21.0 110.0 85.0
23rd 4245 Alex Cook Frances Daubeny Bough Beach sailing club 21.0 (29.0 BFD) 21.0 18.0 26.0 115.0 86.0
24th 2046 Alex Wilson Harry Wilson WSC (26.0) 22.0 26.0 24.0 17.0 115.0 89.0
25th 5563 Ben Hampson Theo Rangarajan Tonbridge School 19.0 (29.0 BFD) 22.0 29.0 DNC 22.0 121.0 92.0
26th 5561 Tom Evans Max Lawrence Tonbridge School 25.0 20.0 20.0 (29.0 DNC) 29.0 DNC 123.0 94.0
27th 6491 Hugo Eaton-Baudains Iggy McNally Whitstable YC 27.0 25.0 (28.0) 25.0 19.0 124.0 96.0
28th 5560 Molly McGlashan Benedict Davies Whitstable (28.0) 24.0 27.0 22.0 25.0 126.0 98.0

Scoring codes used

CodeDescriptionPoints
BFD Black flag disqualification under rule 30.3 29
DNC Did not come to the starting area 29

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Posted: 08/07/2017 10:12:56

Itchenor Schools Championships Results


Results https://www.club2class.com/RaceSeries/View/1245?returnUrl=%2FClasses%2FOverview%2F68


Posted: 27/06/2017 20:16:09

Inalnd Championships at Draycote Water


Draycote Water Sailing Club played host to the RS Feva class for the RS Feva Inland Championships. The forecast was set to be a challenge with fairly decent conditions for Saturday but very light for Sunday. PRO Ally Jones briefed the fleet and set to the water to complete as many races as possible in 1 day taking the heat off for the Sunday given the forecast and taking full advantage of the superb sunshine but light wind! 

 

Race 1 and the fleet all behaved on the start line with all clear. The middle of the fleet suffered from lack of clear air and there was many a melee on the marks! It was Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride from Leigh and Lowton SC who read the shifts and found the right part of the course on every leg who took the win, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger Windermere School followed in 2nd and Matt Taylor and Will Carron from Brightlingsea and Burnham Squiddies in 3rd

 

Race 2 and the wind still giving enough to keep the racing going. Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson from Wormit Boating Club and Windermere School finished 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger had another 2nd and William Pank and Finlay Campbell Norfolk Broads Yacht Club in 3rd.

 

The final race before a break for lunch and luckily, we still had a gentle breeze. Blake Wilson Southport Yacht Club Australia and Sam Dickinson from Hayling Island Sailing club recovered from their black flag in race 2 to take the win, Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson came in 2nd and National Champion Ben Hutton Penman with a crew Abi Jayasekara from Corinthian Otters came in 3rd.

 

After a break for lunch the sailors headed out again and PRO Ally Jones had every intention to try and get in as many races as possible, the fleet a little over keen on the black flag start with 10 boats being called over the line and therefore sitting out of the race.

 

New faces at the front but not to the fleet showing their winter of training has really paid off was Quinn Edmonds and Fin Oliver of Chew Valley Lake SC, 2nd Jamie Rastrick and Madeline Bristow Yorkshire Dales SC and 3rd Matt Taylor and Will Carron.

 

Final race for the day and another 6 black flags! Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson finish the day with a 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger in 2nd and a great recovery from the black flag disqualification in race 4 for Freddy Wood and Phoebe Peters finishing in 3rd

 

Sunday was as expected light and hot, so very hot! An indefinite postponement resulted in an abandonment and so it would be Ewan Wilson Wormit Boating Club Teddy Ferguson from Windermere School who take the title of RS Feva Inland National Champions. Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger of Windermere School took 2nd overall and Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride Leigh and Lowton SC finished 3rd over all and 1st Girls. First Mixed team went to Freddy Woods and Phoebe Peters Hayling Island Sailing Club.

RS Feva Vice Chairman Ian Jameson thanked the Draycote SC team for all their support to the class and hard work to help make the event a success, Principal Race Officer Ally Jones and his race team and all the competitors and their families and supporters for attending the event

 

Next for the UK RS Feva Class Whitstable Grand Prix 8th -9th July and then the BIG one the RS Feva World Championships

 

Full Results


Posted: 20/06/2017 16:29:32

Itchenor Schools Regatta


Itchenor Sailing Club Schools Champs due to take place 25-27 June and has an entry limit of 100, currently we are at 93 with a few still in red as payment has not been received. To avoid any disappointment please get your entry in asap 😁 It is going to be another amazing event

 

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Posted: 13/06/2017 13:15:04

Bough Beech Open 10th June 2017


Notice of Race for the Bough Beech SC open has been published and can be viewed here

 


Posted: 02/06/2017 11:40:41

PA Consulting UK RS Feva National Championship 2017


The PA Consulting UK RS Feva National Championships was expertly hosted by Royal Torbay YC.



222 sailors from around the country descend on Sunny Torbay aka Torbados for what was set to be a superb 4 days of racing. The event set to have 2 days, 6 races of qualifying and then the all-important Championship series with a further 6 races scheduled. Each series would allow the teams to discard their worst score, but qualification rank would be carried to Championship series and cannot be discarded.



There are many titles to fight it out for at a Feva National Championship and this year a new category was introduced, the idea of current Class Chairman Jonathan Webster the category named the Pro-Am would see Ex-RS Feva sailors, or "Pros" return to the fleet accompanied by a young inexperienced sailor who has never competed in an RS Feva before. Current 29er and RS 200 sailors as well as some keen Dads a couple of sibling teams and a Mum made their guest appearances back in the fleet, giving their young crews a real life experience of racing in this highly competitive event.



PRO Bill Butcher and his teams slick race management allowed little waiting around and racing kicked off. Sailors enjoyed really superb racing if a little windy for some. Flights 1 saw Henry Chandler and 2016 National Champion crew Louis Johnson, both of Hayling Island Sailing Club come in 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger Windermere School in 2nd and Sophie Dennis and Delphine Ala from Hayling Island Sailing Club 3rd. Meanwhile, Ben Hutton-Penman of Corinthian Otters and Lucy Hewitson of Hayling Island Sailing Club started their event with a race win, Tom Storey and Ollie Kent, Yorkshire Dales SC came in 2nd with brothers Harrison and Fergus Pye Draycote SC in 3rd.



Race 2 and a mix up of flights, meaning sailors race against a new batch of competition and its Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson, who take a 2nd win of the day followed by Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson and Ewan Wilson from Wormit Boating Club and Teddy Ferguson of Windermere School in 3rd. The Pye brothers took race win in the other flight race with Matt Taylor and Will Carron Brightlingsea SC and Burnham Squiddies in second and Jamie Rastrick Yorkshire Dales SC and Madeline Bristow from Leigh and Lowton SC in 3rd.



Wind still up and sailors beginning to tire for race 3 and a second race win for the day for Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson, Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne from Burnham SC in 2nd place and Father and daughter team Richie Bailey and 7-year-old KT Bailey in 3rd. Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson finished their day with a clean sweep and banked another 1st. William Caiger Sevenoaks School and Caitlin Morley Burnham SC took 2nd and Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger came in 3rd.



Day 2 can only be described as frustrating! Race team and sailors faced light shifting winds making laying a course a challenge, to say the least! Conditions gradually improved only to go light again for the final flights finish, quite a contrast to Saturday's windy conditions so this makes qualifying a true test of the sailor's abilities across all conditions. We did see some seriously impressive racing for the final day of qualifying with a standout performance in race 4 by Freddy Woods and Phoebe Peters Hayling Island Sailing Club winning the race by a whopping 3 minutes!



Bank Holiday Monday and the fleet now divided into Gold and Silver the pressure building for all. The day started with a postponement due to lack of wind and thick sea mist, sailors spent the time chilling out, chatting and playing cricket. Visibility improved enough to launch the fleet only to roll very quickly back, forcing the fleet to turn back to the safety of the boat park for a little while longer. When finally the mist lifted and the wind started to come in the fleet launched and made their way to the race course. With the building breeze throughout the afternoon sailors were treated to some more fantastic racing. Race 1 of the Championship series and it's Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson 1st, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger in 2nd followed by Pro-Am team Henry Jameson Hayling Island SC and 10 year old Jake Harris from Windermere School (and Pierce Harris little brother!) in 3rd.



Silver fleet and it was Tonbridge School Max Beverly and Sam Rawlins takes the win, Pro-Am team Harry Jones and Robert Byne from Draycote followed by father-son team Jon and Frankie Ellis Keyhaven in 3rd.



Matt Taylor and Will Carron win race 2 of the day with Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson in 2nd and Katherine Byne and Phoebe Jones Draycote SC and Burnham Squiddies taking 3rd.



The Silver fleet saw a change at the top with Joe Slipper and Tea Sirolla of Queen Mary SC and local sailors Julia Barnes and Emily Jansen RTYC 2nd followed by Issy Leach and Libby Petit Rutland SC in 3rd.



Conditions by this time are really hotting up for the final race of the day. Pye brothers come over the line in 1st with Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson in 2nd and Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger in 3rd.



Silver fleet had a change in the top 2 again with Sam Edwards an Amelia Greene Hayling Island Sailing Club 1st, Julia Staite and Raulf Berry Hayling Island Sailing Club in 2nd and Harry Jones and Robert Byne in 3rd.



Final day and it's all to play for in both fleets. It was an early start for all, the conditions great and no waiting around, launching as slick as ever thanks to the superb team on beach and we saw the fleets head out to finish the championship and secure their titles. After nine races in very tough conditions, the final three races were played out in ever strengthening and shifty conditions which definitely challenged all the sailors across both fleets. With the maths done, teams knew exactly what they had to do.



First race of the day was silver fleet, race 4 of the series it was Julia Staite and Raulf Berry who kicked off with a 1st, Harry Jones and Robert Byne in 2nd and Max Beverly and Sam Rawlins in 3rd.



Gold fleet and it was tight at the top, Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger start the day as the leaders with a 1 point lead to Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson. Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson finish the race in 1st, Pierce and Alfie in 2nd and Ben and Lucy came in 3rd, this would equalize the top 2 putting Ben and Lucy at the top of the board on count back.



Silver fleet and Julia Staite and Raulf berry banked another 2nd and another new name in the top 3 it was Sandy Bailey and Jack Francis from Exe SC in 3rd



Golds, a tough race for the leaders of the championship with both top boats on the wrong side of a shift, both Ben and Lucy and Pierce and Alfie found themselves down in 11th and 10th place, this was to be both teams discard for the championship. It was Tom Storey and Ollie Kent taking race 5 win followed by Pro-Am team Henry Jameson and Jack Harris and Sophie Dennis and Delphine Ala in 3rd.



Golds Race 6 and it was all to play for. Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson finished their event with a 1st, Dylan and Dylan came over in 2nd and Tom and Ollie in 3rd. It was Ben and Lucy who followed in 4th with Pierce and Alfie in 8th, this would be enough of a gap between race leaders to give Ben and Lucy the RS Feva National Championship 2017 title.



To say the racing at the top was tight would be an understatement, indeed the standard across the fleet was incredibly high and extremely competitive. This is a class to be truly proud of and on behalf of the UK RS Feva Class Association Committee and the team at RS Sailing we would like to thank all the competitors, their families and supporters for making the class such a wonderful place, we would also like to thank the team at Royal Torbay YC for a tremendous few days, superb hospitality and faultless race management. We would also like to thank our fantastic Sponsors PA Consulting who have been a huge support to the class over the past 3 years, again this year the class has been able to give every competitor a PA Consulting and RS Feva branded top quality dry bag which proved a to be very popular with all our competitors, it has been super to be able to award all our competitors something so special.


Congratulations to our new National Champions

Ben Hutton Penman and Lucy Hewitson – Corinthian Otters/ Hayling Island Sailing Club

2nd – Pierce Harris and Alfie Cogger – Windermere School

3rd – Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson – Wormit Boating Club and Windermere School

4th Tom Storey and Ollie Kent – Yorkshire Dales SC

5th – Henry Chandler and Louis Johnson – Hayling Island Sailing Club

6th Matt Taylor and Will Carron – Brightlinsea SC/ Burnham Squiddies



1st Club – Hayling Island Sailing Club

1st School – Norwich School

Pro- Am Championship 
1st – Henry Jameson and Jake Harris – Hayling Island Sailing Club/ Windermere School

2nd – Richie Bailey and KT Bailey – Hayling Island Sailing Club

3rd – Fin Armstrong and Albert Gilmore – Royal Torbay YC



Mixed Teams

1st - Ben Hutton-Penman and Lucy Hewitson – Corinthian Otters/ Hayling Island Sailing Club



2nd – Richie and KT Bailey – Hayling Island Sailing Club

3rd – Jamie Rastrick and Madeline Bristow – Yorkshire Dales SC/ Leigh and Lowton SC



Ladies National Champion

1st - Sophie Johnson and Becky Caiger – Blackwater SC/ Sevenoaks School

2nd – Katheryn Byne and Pheobe Jones – Draycote SC/ Burnham Squaddies

3rd – Sophie Dennis and Delphine Ala – Hayling Island Sailing Club

Family

1st - Richie and KT Bailey – Hayling Island Sailing Club

2nd – Harrison and Fergus Pye – Draycote Sailing Club

3rd – Eddie and Kevin Farrell – Llandudno SC

Juniors

1st - Robbie McDonald and Fin Coleman – Hayling Island Sailing Club

2nd – Quinn Edmonds and Fin Oliver – Chew Valley Lake SC

3rd – Alice Davis and Olivia Bracey Davis – Great Moor Sailing Club/ Hayling Island Sailing Club

 

Qualifying

 

GOLD FLEET

 

Silver Fleet


Posted: 01/06/2017 13:33:42

PA Consulting RS Feva Nationals day 2


Day 2 at the PA Consulting RS Feva National Championships can only be described as frustrating! Race team and sailors have faced light shifting winds making laying a course a challenge to say the least! Conditions gradually improved only to go light again for the final flights finish, quite a contrast to Saturday's windy conditions so this makes qualifying a true test of the sailor's abilities across all conditions. 

 

Some seriously impressive racing today with a standout performance in race 4 by Freddy Woods and Pheobe Peters winning the race by a whopping 3 minutes! 

 

BBQ and Party night tonight and Championships series starts tomorrow.

 

Results


Posted: 28/05/2017 16:48:38

PA Consulting RS Feva Nationals day 1


A fantastic day on the water for day 1 of the UK RS Feva Natioal Championships 2017. Super conditions and tight racing througout the fleet.

 

RESULTS

 

These super photos are from Peter Newton, photos can be viewed and purchased in the clubhouse on Monday and Tuesday


Posted: 28/05/2017 12:09:07

RS Feva National Championships


An utterly amazing day on the water with some very impressive performances across the fleet. 

 

Results are are being sorted and will be able to view here http://results.rtyc.org/hosted2017/feva/fevanat2017os.html


Posted: 27/05/2017 18:21:11

UK Class Head Coach Opportunity


The UK RS Feva Class Association is looking to appoint a Class Head Coach. This is a key role within the class in helping form and deliver the coaching to help develop the best young racing sailors in the world.

An important part of the Class Head Coach Role is to help the sailors achieve the following:

  • To be fast sailors in all conditions
  • To be non-dependent in making decisions
  • To be mentally and physically robust
  • To be able to perform under pressure
  • To nurture a mind-set that is passionate about racing, professional and is performance related

Some of the key activities in conjunction with the class will be to:

  • Develop the coaching programme, building up to key events
  • Organise and run the programme
  • Bring in additional qualified coaches as necessary to supplement activity
  • Participate in the class activities in particular the racing programme where coach support is permitted
  • Support International Events

The role will report to the UK RS Feva Class Chairman and Class Secretary. The Head Coach role involves a number of contracted days per year including domestic coaching, domestic racing, international competition support, working with the relevant Class Association members as well as RYA staff to plan and deliver programmes to maximise sailor development and performance. Rate of £150 per day plus expenses as per UK RS Feva Class Association Expenses Policy.

Applications for the position of UK RS Feva Class Head Coach should be made to Lucy Jameson (UK RS Feva Class Secretary) at secretary@rsfeva.org.uk in the form of a CV and a cover note detailing relevant coaching experience, and aspirations for sailors in the class.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th May, 10am.


Posted: 04/05/2017 20:37:02

VOLVO RS Feva GP at Yorkshire Dales SC


Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club played host to 20 teams for the Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix. 

 

Saturday's conditions were not quite up to the Yorkshire Dales SC reputation with light fickle conditions but with an improving forecast throughout the day. Conditions for Sunday, however, looked like it would be touch and go for any sailing so it was agreed to run 4 of the 6 races on Saturday. 

 

Saturday tested the teams to the full with light, shifty winds. Local Yorkshire Dales SC sailor Henry Rastrick with crew Rupert Jameson from Hayling Island Sailing Club lead throughout to take race 1, Tom Storey and Ollie Kent from Yorkshire Dales SC came in 2nd with Ewan Wilson Wormit Boating Club and Teddy Ferguson Windermere School in 3rd. 

 

A quick break for lunch and a pause in racing to allow conditions to build a touch and back out for races 2,3 and 4 

 

Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club sailed a faultless race to take a very comfortable win with Henry Jameson from Hayling Island Sailing Club and Issy Spurway  from Bowmoor Sailing Club in 2nd and Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne from Burnham Squiddies in 3rd 

 

The 3rd race saw an increase in breeze and a change at the top with Storey and Kent taking the win Jamie Rastrick Yorkshire Dales SC and Madeline Bristow Leigh and Lowton SC in 2nd and brothers Kevin and Eddie Farrell from Llandudno SC came over the line in 3rd.

 

Last race of the day and it was Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson over the line in first and a tight battle followed with Rastrick and Jameson in 2nd and Sian and Elouise in 3rd.

 

Sunday delivered the conditions that Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club is so famous for, strong wind blowing straight down the reservoir allowing the race officer to set a long course directly in front of the clubhouse giving spectators a perfect view of the action. 

 

Tom Storey and Ollie Kents downwind speed allowed them to pull away from the fleet to take race 5 with Henry Jameson and Issy Spurway left in the wake to take 2nd and Ewan Wilson and Teddy Ferguson in 3rd place. 

 

The final race of the day saw Henry and Issy lead the race throughout to take the win, Tom and Ollie came in 2nd and the Dylan's came in 3rd. 

 

Overall winners of the weekend went to Tom and Ollie with Henry Rastrick and Rupert Jameson in 2nd and Henry Jameson and Issy Spurway coming in 3rd. First Girls went to Sian Talbot and Elouise Clapson McBride and a special recognition prize for endeavour awarded to Fin Campbell and Sam Briggs from Norwich School 

 

Class Chairman Jon Webster thanked Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club team, Race officer Keith Escritt and his safety team along with the ladies in the Galley. Thanks also went to all the RS Feva families who travelled to the event and made it such a great weekend for all. 

 

The UK RS Feva Class would thank our class Sponsors Volvo for their continued support. 

 

Next event is the PA Consulting RS Feva National Championships at Royal Torbay YC.

 

Results

 

Photos by Paul Hargreaves Photography


Posted: 30/04/2017 20:28:59

Try a Youth Boat Day Grafham SC 1st May


Looking to move on to a Youth Class soon? Then why not come to the "Try a Boat Day" at Grafham Water SC on Monday 1st May.


Representatives from the Laser, 29er, 420 and Nacra 15 Classes will be there from 10.30am to 4.30pm to answer your questions and there will be boats available for you to go out on the water and have a try.

 

Grafham Water SC are co-ordinating the day but if there is a specific boat that you know you would definitely like to have a sail on then you could get in touch with the relevant Class Association direct via their web site.

The day is free for any Junior Class sailor.

 

If you would like to stay on site in a motorhome or tent on the Sunday night then please book a pitch direct with Grafham Water SC (£15 per night for motorhomes and £10 per night for tents).


Posted: 25/04/2017 12:40:54

VOLVO RS Feva GP at Yorkshire Dales SC


Early Discount entry for the Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix on 29th and 30th April has been extended to Friday 21st April. This is going to be an utterly terrific event, not to be missed so please come along and support.

If you are not a current member of the class association you can pay a one off Temporary membership of £5.00, this can only be done once in a season

http://www.rsfeva.org.uk/champs/cindex.asp?eid=164


Posted: 18/04/2017 17:09:32

Lennon Racewear Spring Championships


A super write up complete with photos and short video feom the weekend can be found here

 


Posted: 27/03/2017 16:28:03

Lennon Racewear Spring Championships Results


After a very windy day on Saturday with no racing Sunday delivered Champagne Sailing conditions, beautiful sunshine and blue skies and a steady 14-16 knots. The fleet headed out of the harbour and enjoyed 4 races allowing the discard to come in. 

 

Congratulations goes to Dylan McPherson and Dylan Collingbourne for gaining the title for a 2nd year and to all competitors who managed to compete in this first class run event of the year 

 

Full report to follow but for now here are the results 

 

 

Results for the spring Championships Hayling Island Sailing Club
http://www.hisc.co.uk/media/67823/feva-spring-championship.htm

Results for the Lennon Racewear Spring Championships Hayling Island Sailing Club

 

 

 

http://www.hisc.co.uk/media/67823/feva-spring-championship.htm


Posted: 26/03/2017 20:31:35

No Sailing for the Spring Championships Saturday


No Sailing for the Spring Championships Saturday but Sunday is looking goo. Fingers crossed!


Posted: 26/03/2017 07:54:33

Association Contacts

Nick Hutton-Penman
*UK Class Association Chairman
Inge Pye
Class Welfare
Mags and Ed Farrell
Regional Representative Wales
Jon Partridge
RS Builders Representative
Cammy
Scotland Area Representative
Nick Neve / Jon Partridge
Technical Representative
Nick Edmonds
Treasurer
Lucy Jameson
UK Class Association Secretary
Ian Jameson
UK RS Feva Vice Chairman
 
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