We thought it would be a superb opportunity to introduce you to our volunteers who are all really excited, positive and enthusiastic parents of current sailors in our fabulous class!
Jon Nuttall – Chairman
I live in Pembrokeshire and have two daughters. Amelia has just started in the Feva class and Isabelle who is just starting in Teras. I come from Teignmouth where I grew up sailing and my father is still commodore of Teign Corinthian Yacht Club. I now sail a 2000 with the kids and a Phantom when they are busy.
Over the years I’ve competed in various circuits including the Phantom and the RS Vareo which I won the Nationals in. I’ve also competed in Yacht series in my Hunter 707 and a J80.
I am a Master Mariner and I work offshore so I don’t get out sailing as much as I’d like and won’t be able to get to all the events but I’ll come to as many as I can. I know the culture of our sport, the importance of participation, good communication, teamwork, and being positive. I know these skills are used on the water but they are also important all the way up to the Committee. I look forward to being part of the exciting year ahead and improving the long term performance of the class.
Laurie Callaghan – Child Welfare Officer
Many moons ago, I used to be an active member of the RS200 fleet and really enjoyed the circuit, travelling all over the place to some great sailing locations and, of course, making lots of amazing friends.
Since then, I’ve spent time working in sailing hospitality and education and now teach outdoor learning in a Primary school. With a daughter sailing Oppies and a son sailing a Feva, I still get to travel and make friends but mainly leave the sailing to them! I’m really excited to join the RS Feva Class Association committee as Child Welfare Officer because I know what a brilliant time I had sailing when I was young and want to be involved in looking after and supporting all our young sailors as they experience everything that sailing in the best junior class has to offer.
Kendall Massey – Treasurer
My three children have been sailing Fevas from Itchenor Sailing Club in Chichester Harbour since 2018 (my oldest daughter has now moved into 420s) and traveling to UK-based Feva events. Having seen how my children have appreciated the opportunity to hone skills in off-season training and how they have enjoyed competing in regional and national Feva events, I am inspired to contribute to the great events that the Class sponsors and to help expand participation across the Feva Class community.
Dawn Ripley – Southern Regional Representative
HISC Feva Class Captain – I am mother of two sailors, one in Fevas and one just moved to 29ers, alongside long term sailor husband, Mark. I am normally found on either the launching beach or in the rescue rib, rather than a dinghy, as my skills set lie in co-ordinating rather than sailing.
I have been helping with events and classes at HISC for some years now so I know what goes into things behind the scenes, and I am keen to support getting our sailors out on the water as much as possible with some great and varied racing & training. I am particularly keen to help encourage our female sailors to stay in the sport at a time that we lose a lot, males as well but to a lesser extent, to other interests.
Ian Pickard – South West Regional Representative
Hi, I’m Ian Pickard – a first year Feva Dad who didn’t sit down fast enough when the “SW Rep” music stopped We’re members at Bowmoor SC in the Cotswolds, but with one in the Optimist fleet and one in a Feva, we seem to have spent most of our weekends at WPNSA recently!
I’m looking forward to working with the new Feva Association Committee to put together a programme of events and training which will support the class nationally and in the South West, and the clubs where the Feva is sailed. My daughter Ellie is sailing the Feva with Ed Stubbs, whose Dad Dave has kindly offered to help with the SW Rep role.
The majority of my own sailing has been in the RS200 class. I sailed the UK circuit for many years, with varying degrees of success. Family commitments mean that our RS200 has been relegated to club racing, if my wife Sarah or I can find a crew – we’ve also got an Aero in case we can’t.
Jo Powell – Welsh Regional Representative
Hi, I am Jo
I am based in North Wales.
Sailing on the beautiful Menai Strait.
I enjoy sailing, racing and cruising and just generally messing around in boats.
I really enjoy passing on the freedom and skill that is sailing to others too. Hopefully I will be able to be of some help in building the Feva as a class in Wales and support the club’s, sailors, parents, and coaches to get more active Welsh sailors.
I have 2 children both keen on racing that have started sailing RS Fevas this season (summer 2021). They have come from the RS Tera and are looking forward to meeting everyone on the circuit.
Andrew Green – Midlands Regional Representative
I am based in the wilds of rural Leicestershire, but can mainly be found taking various boats to all corners of the country most weekends! I love just about all aspects of playing about on the water, be it in dinghies, yachts and everything else in between. Between me and my daughter Imogen we race Fevas, Teras, Toppers and Aeros, but as you can tell from the list Imogen gets to do a lot more sailing than me!
I’m really passionate about youth participation and development in all sports, but in particular sailing because of the massive amount that children can learn from the sport. So if you have any questions about Fevas or sailing in general please just get in touch.
We are actively looking for a Northern and Eastern Representative
If you are interested or you would like to know more please email: email@example.com