RS Feva

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RS Feva
RSFeva.jpg
Sailing at Præstø Sailing Club
Current Specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Design One-Design
Rig Bermuda
Keel Daggerboard
LOA 12 ft 0 in (3.66 m)
Beam 4 ft 8 in (1.42 m)
Hull weight 139 lb (63 kg)
Mainsail area S rig - 57 sq ft (5.3 m2)
XL rig - 68 sq ft (6.3 m2)-
Jib / Genoa area 22 sq ft (2.0 m2)
Spinnaker area 73 sq ft (6.8 m2)
D-PN 105.2
RYA PN 1210 (Feva XL)
Development
Year 2002
Designer Paul Handley
Infobox last updated: 19 September 2012

The RS Feva is a two person sailing dinghy designed by Paul Handley in 2002. It is manufactured and distributed by RS Sailing.[1] The RS Feva is an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) International Class, a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Supported Junior Class, and has been selected by the Dansk Sejlunion (Danish Sailing Association) and Norges Seilforbund (Norwegian Sailing Federation) for major sailing growth projects.[2]

Performance and design[edit]

The RS Feva is available in two versions; the RS Feva S and RS Feva XL.

The RS Feva S is the pleasure-sailing version, with a "soft" unbattened mainsail and can be upgraded to add a jib and/or gennaker.

The RS Feva XL is the racing version, with the same hull and spars as the RS Feva S but the sail package comprises a full-battened mylar racing mainsail and includes the jib and gennaker. The design allows both the jib and gennaker to be used at the same time for power reaching.[3] When racing in a mixed fleet, the RS Feva XL uses a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap of 1210 in the UK[4] or 105.2 in the USA.[5]

The boat is suitable to be sailed by two young sailors or by adult and child teams, the RS Feva may also be sailed single-handed.[6]

The RS Feva is popular in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong, and is being re-introduced to the market in North America.

In the United Kingdom the RS Feva has been approved by the RYA for the RYA OnBoard scheme, and by schools (e.g. Claires Court School, Oakham School,[7] Sevenoaks School[8] ), sailing centres and clubs (e.g. Hayling Island Sailing Club and Hill Head Sailing Club) for their junior sailing programmes.

International recognition and support[edit]

RS Feva owners and sailors around the World are supported by an International Class Association and a network of National Class Associations which organise the World, European and National Championships.

RS Feva Championships 2006-2013[edit]

Championship Host Country Host Venue Entries World Champions
2006 Italy Circolo Nautico Brenzone,
Lake Garda
1 James Peters & Ben Gratton (GBR)
2 Rob and Georgina Cage (GBR)
3 Tita Ruggero & Dalla Rosa Simone (ITA)
2008 Sweden Gottskär,
Halland
1 Tim Gratton & Chris Taylor (GBR)
2 Sofia Engstrom & Frida Langenius (SWE)
3 Edoardo Semezato and Ludovico Bonsi (ITA)
2010 France Yacht Club de Carnac,
Brittany
140 1 Owen Bowerman & Charlie Darling (GBR)
2 Jack Hawkins & Christopher Thomas (GBR)
3 Matteo Pilati & Duchi Mattia (ITA)
2011 Netherlands Jachthaven Bruinisse,
Bruinisse
160 1 Matthew Whitfield & Scott Wallis (GBR)
2 Owen Bowerman & Charlie Darling (GBR)
3 Robert Baddeley & James Taylor (GBR)
2012 United Kingdom Hayling Island Sailing Club,
Hampshire
2013 Italy Marina di Grosseto,
Grosseto
178 1 Hannah Bristow & Bobby Hewitt (GBR)
2 Elliott Wells & Jake Todd (GBR)
3 Arthur Brown & Niamh Davies (GBR)
2014 France Yacht Club de Carnac,
Brittany
1 Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt (GBR)
2 Piers Nicholls & Freddie Peters (GBR)
3 Nikol Stankova & Vaclav Brabec (CZE)

European Championships[edit]

Championship Host Country Host Venue Entries European Champions
2007 Ireland Waterford Harbour Sailing Club,
County Waterford
1 Sofia Engstrom & Frida Langenius (SWE)
2 Guy Stephens & Rory Spriggs (GBR)
3 Simona Benelli & Matilde Pitanti (ITA)
2009 Italy Yacht Club Acquafresca,
Lake Garda
1 Ollie Cooper & Callum Ellis (GBR)
2 Alice Kent & Lucy Childs (GBR)
3 Conor Lyden & Peter Stokes (IRL)
2014 Netherlands Aquavitesse, Bruinisse Overall:
1 Harvey Martin & Bobby Hewitt (GBR)
2 Jack Lewis & Lucas Marshall (GBR)
3 Nikol Stankova & Veronika Piklova (CZE)
Ladies:
1 Nikol Stankova & Veronika Piklova (CZE)
2 Nynke Verwoerd & Annabel Wickel (NED)
3 Kotryna Kašėtaitė & Daumantė Petraitytė (LTU)

National Championships[edit]

Year Host Country Host Venue Entries National Champions
2003 United Kingdom Warsash Sailing Club,
Hampshire
50[11] 1 Ben Saxton & Tim Saxton (GBR)
2 Alex Henry & Henry Maxfield (GBR)
3 Sophie Weguelin & Imogen Stanley (GBR)
2004 United Kingdom Paignton Sailing Club,
Devon
24[12] 1 Ben Saxton & Tim Saxton (GBR)
2 Frances Peters & Claire Lasko (GBR)
3 James Peters & Peter Henry (GBR)
2005 United Kingdom Hayling Island Sailing Club,
Hampshire
66[13] 1 Frances Peters & Clare Lasko (GBR)
2 James Peters & Guy Stevens (GBR)
3 Ben Saxton & Tim Saxton (GBR)
2006 United Kingdom Hayling Island Sailing Club,
Hampshire
85[14] 1 Aaron Smith & Jeremy Williamson (GBR)
2 James Peters & Ben Gratton (GBR)
3 Rob Cage & Georgina Cage (GBR)
2007 United Kingdom Whitstable Yacht Club,
Kent
65[15] 1 Barry Parkin & Jack Parkin (GBR)
2 Tim Gratton & Chris Taylor (GBR)
3 James Hamer & Ben Gratton (GBR)
2008 United Kingdom Hayling Island Sailing Club,
Hampshire
80[16] 1 Tim Gratton & Chris Taylor (GBR)
2 Alex Mothersele & Hamish Ellis (GBR)
3 James Bolingbroke & Matt Heathcote (GBR)
2009 United Kingdom Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy,
Dorset
72[17] 1 Tim Gratton & Chris Taylor (GBR)
2 Debbie Darling & Tim Darling (GBR)
3 Owen Bowerman & Charlie Darling (GBR)
2010 United Kingdom Hayling Island Sailing Club,
Hampshire
115[18] 1 Robert Baddeley & James Taylor (GBR)
2 Jack Hawkins & Chris Thomas (GBR)
3 Jack Parkin & Milli Parkin (GBR)
2011 Ireland Royal Cork Yacht Club,
County Cork
1 David Whitaker & Jil McGinley (IRL)
2 Marc Cudmore & Sarah Cudmore (IRL)
3 Sam McGinley & Richard McGinley (IRL)
2011 Netherlands KR&ZV de Maas,
Muiden
2011 Sweden Gottskär,
Halland
2011 United Kingdom South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club,
Abersoch, Gwynedd
102[19] 1 Owen Bowerman & Charlie Darling (GBR)
2 Matt Whitfield & Gareth Viney (GBR)
3 Debbie Darling & Tom Darling (GBR)
2012 United Kingdom Royal Torbay Yacht Club,
Devon
103 1 Matthew Whitfield & James Taylor (GBR)
2 Robert Masterman & Marcus Payne (GBR)
3 Elliott Wells & Jake Todd (GBR)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RS Sailing - Manufacturers Page". Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Yachts & Yachting
  3. ^ Regatta Regatta
  4. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2013". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b New To Sailing
  7. ^ "Sailing". Oakham School. 
  8. ^ "Sailing". Sevenoaks School. 
  9. ^ ISAF
  10. ^ a b Feva Website
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  12. ^ "2004". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd. 
  13. ^ "2005". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd. 
  14. ^ "2006". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd. 
  15. ^ "2007". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd. 
  16. ^ "2008". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd. 
  17. ^ "2009". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd. 
  18. ^ "2010". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd. 
  19. ^ "2011". National Championship Attendance Table. Yachts and Yachting Online Ltd.