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Zebra, probably the youth vision that accompanies a feva for us over heare is because it's one of the RYA youth classes - I think it's probably similar to the 29rer, as in people don't tend to sail them unless they're youth.  I'm surprised it's advertised as for adults though, ther doesn't seem to be a lot of room.  Unlike in a Mirror, which has a much deeper cockpit, 2 sails, ideal for s/h, sailing with kids etc, and there's a bit of a class association being started up in the US: USMCA
However if you're likely to be sailing against lasers/sunfish then it's probably not the best option, and a laser/toppery family/everything sorta thing might be what you want.  Firefly obviously to look at, no spinaker though.
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i am 60 kg and i find the feva a bit cr@ppy

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote s.a.l.t.y Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 08 at 8:39pm
that stealth thing just looks like a hiking musto with no racks. it doesnt look
half bad actually.

would an RS200 be any good? im sure they can be easily sailed by 1 adult
without the jib and then with the jib when your daughter crews.

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Actually I think the Feva is a pretty sweet little boat. Its got nice hull shape and seems nicely setup. The interior layout is almost exactly the same as my definitive Cherub interior layout I evolved over years so I might be biased though. But they are small boats and they aren't great weight carriers - not designed to be. Two early to mid teens or a moderate sized parent and sub teen child seems to be about the limit - I'm guessing here, but my feeling is that a good crew weight would be in the 220lb region. If that's not your usagee you do need to look elsewhere, but if you will hit that weight you could do a lot worse.
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Hi Zebra

I'm 70kg and I love sailing the Feva - both single-handed and with a young crew. I've put a loop of 60cm x 4mm elastic round the rear footstrap attachment. This lets me tether the rudder in the centre so that I can use both hands for kite hoist/drop. [It's also great for sailing without the tiller to get a feel for how to steer the boat by heeling.]

Disclosure: I coach sailing at a school with 8 x Fevas and I'm involved with the class association.

At the UK National Champs this summer there were several parent/child entries. That is positively encouraged as one of the many great things about the boat. The downside is that in a couple of years your daughter might push you out so as to sail with her friends!

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The daughter is a already 8 years older...
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Well spotted Rupert. Probably on th 29er squad by now!
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Wow, eight years on and I get more responses to this posting. Again, wow.

Well, how about an update then? I ended up buying a used RS Feva in excellent condition that I found hundreds of miles away. Bought it off a former Russian airman living in South Carolina who was upgrading.

Since then I've enjoyed taking the Feva out on local lakes (never as often as I like) and it has proven to be EXACTLY what I was looking for. I was able to fly all three sails regularly singlehanded shortly after the first sail, and have enjoyed messing about on it since.

Oh, and the daughter is certainly old enough to help now, and willing to do so, but is far more interested in playing ice hockey (yes, even in the summer).

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Great that you are enjoying it!
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I sail in Canada and have found the selection of boats a little disappointing, hence why I brought my phantom over from the UK when I moved. At my club there lots of CL14 and CL16 sailed single handed , cl14 is manageable but has no spinnaker or trapeze, CL16 is bigger with spinnaker and trapeze (although no one uses them)other than that it is lasers, sunfish, Y Flyers and the catamaran. All the RS boats are available (at a cost)but very few and far between on the secondhand market at a reasonable cost. You might pick up a Vago or Bahia but rare round where I live. Couple of newer designs from CL and Melges (stealth and melges 14) but again you will pay more,
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