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**Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix** Squad Selector
Parkstone Yacht Club
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
Draycote Water Sailing Club
Volvo Grand Prix 3
Queen Mary Sailing Club
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
INLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS and Grand Prix 4
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
Summer Championships Grand Prix 5
**Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix** Squad Selector (GP1)
Draycote Water Sailing Club
**Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix** Squad Selector (GP2)
Hayling Island Sailing Club
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.
Posted: 18/09/2017 09:01:08
Introducing the new UK RS Feva Class Association Chairman
Posted: 14/08/2017 16:26:33
Useful Squad Selection Notices
If you are planning to apply for any of the various squads we have then you will need to have a read of the various selection policies and submit your application.
RYA Zone Squad Notice of Selection 2017-2018
Class National Squad Notice of Selection 2017/18
RYA RS Feva XL UK Junior Squad Notice of Selection 2017/18
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.
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.
Posted: 31/07/2017 07:08:42
Whitstable GP Results
Posted: 08/07/2017 10:12:56
Itchenor Schools Championships Results
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
Some of the key activities in conjunction with the class will be to:
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 email@example.com 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.
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).
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
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 Lennon Racewear Spring Championships Hayling Island Sailing Club
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 ContactsNick Hutton-Penman
*UK Class Association Chairman
Mags and Ed Farrell
Regional Representative Wales
RS Builders Representative
Scotland Area Representative
Nick Neve / Jon Partridge
UK Class Association Secretary
UK RS Feva Vice Chairman