A fantastic first event of the 2014 season for the combined RS fleets with over 50 boats competing in the RS Eastern Championships in Greystones Sailing Club. Final results available here
Special thanks and congratulations to all involved in organising a great event! Looking forward to getting together again at the next event.
The RS Class Association have agreement from the Royal St George to use the club’s junior room and launching facilities for the Feva Sailing Camp over the Easter Holidays!
Purpose: Fun, improve Feva sailing skills, introduction to Feva sailing
Venue: Royal St. George YC
Dates: 22/23/24 April
Time: 12 noon – 5pm
Target audience: sailors from any club who have a Feva or can borrow a Feva. If you do not have a Feva but are interested in attending the camp please register your interest and we will endeavour to match your sailor with somebody.
Coaches: 1 per four Fevas
Cost: €30 per sailor / €60 per boat
The cost of running the camp is part subsidised by the RS Feva Ireland Association
Mark these dates in your diaries!
As last season, we are joining up with our older brothers and sisters in the RS200 and RS400 classes for our Regional and National Championships this year. The events are:
April 12/13, RS Eastern Championships, Greystones Sailing Club
June 21/22, RS Northern Championships, Strangford Lough Yacht Club
July 19/20, RS Western Championships, Lough Ree Yacht Club
August 8/9/10, RS National Championships, Galway Bay Sailing Club
Sept 13/14, RS Southern Championships, Kinsale Yacht Club
These are all great sailing locations. All of the clubs are looking forward to hosting the combined RS fleets and we can look forward to enjoying the buzz of the combined fleets. We look forward to more boats travelling to events this year. It would be great if we could get enough boats competing to have two representatives of the RS Feva class at the Junior Helmsman Championship in September!
Congratulations to Alison Dolan and Grainne Young from Blessington Sailing Club on winning the RS Feva Inland Championships!
The RS family (Fevas, 200s and 400s) arrived in Blessington Sailing Club on Saturday the 12th of a September for the 2013 RS Inlands to a warm welcome and absolutely loads of tea, coffee and delicious home made cakes!
Following a detailed briefing about where NOT to go on the lake (later demonstrated by the committee boat!), the 3 fleets launched into a brisk and shifty North Easterly.
Local boat Alison and Grainne came out of the blocks fast with three race wins out of three on the first day. In second, with three seconds, were Triona Hinkson and Katherine Kelly from the Royal St George. The first day was a classic example of having to keep the boat upright to get a result!
On the second day Alison and Grainne didn’t have it quite all their own way with Triona and Catherine and Lorcan Tighe/Cian Murphy from the National Yacht Club challenging for the top positions as the rest of the fleet got more acclimatised to sailing on the lake in slightly less breezy and shifty conditions than the day before.
In the end though, Alison/Grainne won well with Triona/Katherine holding on to second and Lorcan/Cian overtaking Rosemary Tyrrell and Roisin Foley (RIYC/RStGYC) for the final place on the podium.
Of the six boats taking part, the two boats from Greystones were in their first ever Feva event and, between the two boats contained three members of the Keogh family!
A most enjoyable closing event for the season and we look forward to seeing all of them back again for the first event next season.