Please select your home edition
Edition
Musto 2017 728x90 Surefooted

RS Feva Training at Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club

by Rob Allan on 8 Oct 2008 4-5 October 2008

With many younger sailors at ESSC enjoying sailing Feva’s this summer, and taking a keen interest in joining the Feva Squad’s this winter, it was decided to run a training weekend to polish their skills, before the final squad selection weekend at Draycote SC.

As ESSC is a Volvo, RYA Championship club, we secured the experienced help of the National Feva coach Jonathan Lewis for the weekend. With 12 boats sailing per day, whose experience ranged from National Squad, to younger sailors with only a few months in a Feva.

Jon’s indoor demonstration using a full Feva rig on its side, showing the effects of the kicker was very enlightening to all concerned, including the parents.

The weather forecast looked terrible, however it turned into an excellent weekend, with a whole range of winds experienced to challenge the sailors. Saturday was fast and furious, with high speed gybing the order of the day. The video taken through the day, was shown and discussed during the debrief. This kept everyone entertained and mesmerised how the experienced boats could sail so fast and flat.

Sunday’s wind was lighter thankfully even though we woke to a force 8. Racing and starts were the order of the day, and the improvement and growth in confidence was evident by the end of the weekend. The final race with the helms and crews swapping roles resulted in a very tense atmosphere, which was shown on many faces!

A good time was had by all, and the Feva is going from strength to strength in the Emsworth area, and hopefully many will take part in the squads this winter, and represent ESSC in Lake Garda for the Europeans in 2009.

Related Articles

Irish RS200, RS400 & RS Feva Inlands
Over 40 boats race at Blessington SC Over 40 crews arrived at Blessington Sailing Club to the clubs usual very friendly hospitality to join the newly established local fleet of RS200s. Posted on 15 Aug
Bembridge Sailing Club Annual Regatta
A record 106 entries! The number of boats entered for the Inshore Regatta on Friday were a record 106 which certainly tested the race committee! Posted on 14 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week overall
Concludes in style with sunset prize giving Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 went out in style with a final race in perfect conditions, a sunset prize giving and a blow out last night party. Posted on 13 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 6
Champagne sailing at last The sun and sea breeze made a welcome return for Brightlingsea Boat Park & Ride Family Friday at Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 where the 141 competing boats finally got to enjoy some true champagne sailing conditions. Posted on 12 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 5
Great inclusive racing in the Parent and Child Class After the torrential downpours of and special all in handicap of Big Wednesday, it was back to the serious business of regatta series racing on day five of Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week in Brightlingsea. Posted on 11 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 4
Big Wednesday hits the spot despite torrential rain Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week Big Wednesday sponsored by AOC, Just Trays and Deltech UK proved to be an excessively damp affair with near record breaking rainfall. Posted on 10 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 3
Snakes and ladders, rain, thunder and lightning CB Rigging Tuesday at Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 featured rain, thunder and lightning, no racing for some, paddle boarding for others and a terrific Quiz Night. Posted on 9 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 2
Mixed conditions in Brightlingsea Harbour Brightlingsea Harbour Commission Monday brings mixed conditions, family rivalry and fun partying on day two of Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017. Posted on 8 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 1
Spectacular start in classic sea breeze conditions The East Coast's leading dinghy regatta, Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week, got off to a spectacular start at Gold Sails Day on Sunday 6 August with glorious racing in classic building sea breeze conditions. Posted on 7 Aug
Allen & PA Consulting RS Feva Worlds day 5
Trophy finally goes to the Southern hemisphere 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. Posted on 28 Jul