RS Feva Ireland Association

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RS Easterns Results and photos

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

Reports, photos and comment on the various Facebook pages here,  here, and here

Special thanks and congratulations to all involved in organising a great event! Looking forward to getting together again at the next event.

RS Feva Easter Camp at RStGYC

EasterCampThe 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

Confirm attendance by e-mailing

2014 Events Calendar

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!


Blessington Sailing Club

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.

Full results are available here, RS200 and RS 400 report here

RS Southerns

Jill and Maeve looking the part

Largest Feva Fleet this year!

18 Fevas competed in the RS Southerns last weekend in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven for the largest regional start of the season. 17 boats from Cork Harbour split between Monkstown Bay and Royal Cork with one visitor from the Royal Irish ably assisted with local knowledge!

Home club, Royal Cork’s Luke McGrath and Eoghan O’Regan won the first race in what was their first outing in a Feva but were soon ousted by RCYC Jill McGinley and Maeve O’Sullivan who in spite of a split jib, won the 2nd race. Monkstown’s Luke Fehilly and Shane Dunlea took the last race of the day in  a dying breeze and a vicious tide which sorely tested the Fevas. Monkstown Bay’s Martha Fehily and Jenny O’Leary also performed well on Saturday with two seconds in the bag.

On Sunday, Jill and Maeve, armed with a new jib, dominated day two for the Fevas to win the event with another 3 bullets. Luke and Eoghan remained consistent to claim 2nd place overall and Monkstown’s David Hyland and Charlie Moloney came in third. A great event and marvellous to see so many Fevas on the start line again.

Interestingly, Maeve’s first event in a Feva was two years ago in the Nationals when she crewed for a visitor. There’s always an opportunity to crew for visitors if you make contact before the event. Keep an eye on the RS Feva Ireland Facebook page!

Further reports at  and

Full results at

We look forward to seeing you all at the RS Inlands on the 12th and 13th of October at Blessington Sailing Club

RS Easterns - Royal St George Yacht Club

RS Easterns-328x220The three RS classes battled it out on the weekend of the 27th and 28th of April hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club for the season's first event, the Eastern Championships. The event attracted a total entry of thirty five boats with nineteen RS400's, eleven RS200's and six Fevas. There was some challenging racing with the wind ranging from middling to quite challenging!

It was great to have so many Fevas out so early in the season and we hope the the numbers will build over the season as schools and exams finish. 

Further reports and reslts can be found at:

RS Sprint Event - Greystones Sailing Club - Saturday 22nd June

RS Sprint Header


The Fevas have been invited to join their larger siblings (RS 400s and RS 200s) at a sprint event in Greystones Sailing Club on Saturday the 22nd of June. This is great format event for getting used to Feva sailing with lots of short races and plenty of starts!

Full details in the Notice of Race

Provisional SIs are available here

Application form is available here

We look forward to seeing you there!


RS Easterns - Royal St George Yacht Club



RS Combined Classes East Coast Championships 2013
hosted by
Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
27/28th April 2013
Feva, Junior & Student RS - €40/boat (€65 after April 19th)
Adult RS200/400 €60/boat (€85 after April 19th)
Registration 27th April 9-10:30 am
Briefing 10:30am
1st gun 11:55
Feva coach on the forecourt and the water to assist those a bit rusty after a long winter
There are no age restrictions to this event in any boat
Please get out on the water for the most visible event of 2013!


Fevas Join up with RS Family (and Olympians) for Events in 2013

Irish RS Family Come Together for RS200, RS400 & RSFeva Circuit in 2013

GSC 2007-05-20 FevaRS raceThe RSFeva Association have confirmed they will join the RS200 & RS400 fleets on the 2013 Irish RS Circuit.

An unofficial ‘RS Pathway’, has in recent years helped retain Greystones youth sailors and come to embody the ISA ‘sailing for life’ motto. Sailors from 5 to 55 years, of all skill levels across the 3 RS fleets are on the start line together for Club racing. Those at the ‘more experienced’ end of the fleet hope to emulate the example of Liam Donnelly (RNIYC), who in his sixties, is snapping at the transom of young Olympians and currently lies third in the competitive Ballyholme Icebreaker series.

This experience has prompted the RS200/400 and RS Feva Associations to come together for the RS Circuit. First gun will be at the Royal St George Yacht Club at the end of April and will continue throughout the season up and down the country concluding in Lough Ree in October.

The Irish RS200/400/& Feva National Championships will be hosted by the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club, a Club already enjoying the bigger RS boats yet new to the Feva. RNIYC, like other Clubs in the North and around the country, are looking for a doublehander alternative to the ISA/RYA Pathways to keep kids sailing. As the RS Fevas make inroads up North, we hope to see Ballyholme, North Down, Royal North and County Antrim Clubs being represented for the first time alongside the more seasoned Feva clubs up and down the country.

This Championship event will be the focal point of the first half of the Traveller Series for all 3 RS fleets in Ireland, boosted by a dramatic 10 new RS400 teams across Northern Ireland over the winter, including Irish Olympic 49er team Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern. The Olympic duo have taken the racing up to another level at the Ballyholme Icebreakers (when the weather allows!!) but already the fleet is responding, and Ryan and Matty are not having things all their own way.
10 Scottish teams are booked to come over using Stena Line’s helpful sponsorship discount, and several teams from the South of England and Midlands are also planning to attend. This could see a fleet of 35+ RS400s racing over three days of July 5-7.

IMG 0941Recent deliveries of 200s to Dun Laoghaire and a couple more due in Greystones will strengthen the Irish 200 class during 2013. Those who have trained or sailed through the winter in the DMYC Frostbites and Ballyhome Icebreakers will surely benefit from an early Nationals date. Greater challenges still are expected from the competitive UK visitors, as this event, with another in Carnac, forms the RS Eurocup for the RS200 and RS400. Dun Laoghaire Regatta also welcomes RS200/400 entries the following week and the second half of the season should prove interesting, with a battle on the seas for the Traveller Trophies across the three fleets.

Clubs and classes will be holding Coaching Clinics and Try Out sessions over the season. We look forward to more sailors enjoying the one design experience of the Irish RS Family with crews of all generations and genders racing together. Boat design allows seamless transition and progression up the fleets as skills develop. Owners are thrilled with boats that remain competitive over many years so it is boat handling, tactics and team work that win out every time.

Visit our websites, which display the Irish RS Family Circuit, Irish National Championships Notice of Race, other events further afield and details of coaching clinics and Try Out sessions as they emerge. . and .

2013 Events Calendar

RS Feva, RS 200 and RS 400 Events Calendar 2013





27-28 Apr


RS 200/400/ Feva

Royal St George YC

22 June

Sprint (non traveller series)

RS 200/400

Greystones SC

5-7 July

Nationals & Eurocup

RS 200/400/ Feva

Royal North of Ireland YC

11-14 July

Dun Laoghaire Regatta


Dun Laoghaire Clubs

24-25 Aug


RS 200/400/ Feva

Ballyholme YC

21-22 Sep


RS 200/400/ Feva

Royal Cork YC

Date TBA


RS 200/400/ Feva

Lough Ree YC



RS Irish Southern Championships - October 6th & 7th


Don't forget the last event of the season at Greystones Sailing Club on the 6th and 7th of October. The RS Irish Southern Championships, in conjunction with the RS 400 and RS 200 classes promises to provide excellent Feva racing on the same courses as the larger boats!

Link to the Greystones Sailing Club website for the Notice of Race and Entry Form. 

Eoin Lyden Second at Junior All Ireland Sailing Championship

2012 ISA Junior All Ireland Championships-3663Congratulations to Eoin Lyden, the 2012 Feva National Champion and the Feva Class representative at the Junior All Ireland Sailing Championship. Eoin and his crew Darragh McCormack from the Royal Cork Yacht Club sailed an excellent event against a very strong field in Schull to take second place from his cousin, local boy Fionn Lyden and beating Finn Lynch, the 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds silver medallist intyo third place.

Blathnaid O'Connell from the Royal St George along with her crew Conor Maguire, from the Royal Irish Yacht Club also represented the class at the event over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of September.

Read the full event report from the ISA here  and the Afloat Magazine report here.

RS FEVA Northern Championships

SLYC clubhouseThe combined RS Classes travelled North to Strangford Lough Yacht Club on the weekend of the the 15th and 16th of September. A small but quality entry of Fevas competed in interesting and blustery conditions with local crew Robbie and Peter Gilmore coming out on top with a very consistent string of results.

Get the results and some event photos here and read the Afloat magazine event report here.