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RS Feva at HISC

Class Captain: Christine Harper - [email protected]

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The RS Feva continues to be a hugely successful international racing two-person dinghy class used by juniors, youth and adults across the world, and at HISC!

It suits sailors of all sizes and abilities: under main or main and jib alone on a family day out or with a powerful asymmetric spinnaker for racing.

At HISC we have over 60 RS Fevas, including a number available for rent from the Club so that anyone can have a go and find out for themselves. Boats of all vintages sail together using both RS Feva S and RS Feva XL rigs, depending on crew size and experience, and there is a healthy second-hand market for those not looking to purchase new.

2019 was another great year at HISC for RS Fevas training, club racing and on the national and international race circuits, with all girl, all boy, mixed, family and parent child pairs having fun and doing well at all levels. The restricted race circuit in 2020 led to great turnouts for informal and competitive racing in Youth Race Week and HISC Race Week, as well as in Family Fun Week. The popularity of Fevas at HISC is the result of a diverse, varied programme of training and racing aimed at all abilities of sailor. So what’s coming up in 2021?

The home racing calendar kicks off with a couple of hours of ever-popular, fast and furious sprint racing in April just after the Easter Race camp and just before the start of Sunday racing.

The motto for the Feva youth continues to be Saturdays are “Fun Days” and Sunday are “Race days”. Four race series will run again this year from April until Christmas, interspersed with monthly Train and Race Pennant weekends, occasional Open Pursuit race days and more Sprint days, to provide plenty of opportunities to have fun, build confidence and practice. The May half term will see HISC hosting the RS Feva National Championship, followed by the return of the 4-day Feva transition training course for sailors new to the class in Youth Training Week. July and August has old favourites, Youth Race Week, Chichester Harbour Race Week and Family Fun Week scheduled in, alongside more training camps.

All HISC Feva Training is led by professional coaches, often aided by successful older Feva sailors or ex-Feva sailors: A powerful combination, which the kids love.
There are no prerequisites to joining in – all abilities are welcome in our friendly class!

See the Youth Race Fixture List here