RS Feva Ireland Association

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2015 Calendar

2015 RS Calendar Finalised

The 2015 RS Calendar has been finalised. Put the following events in your diaries!

  • RS Easterns, 2015-04-18 to 2015-04-19, Royal Irish Yacht Club
  • RS Northerns, 2015 2015-06-27 to 2015-06-28, Carlingford Lough Yacht Club
  • RS Inland, 2015-07-18 to 2015-07-19, Lough Derg Yacht Club
  • Irish RS Feva & RS 200 Nationals and RS 200 Eurocup, 2015-08-21 to 2015-08-23, Royal Cork Yacht Club
  • RS 400 Southerns, 2015-08-22 to 2015-08-23, Royal Cork Yacht Club
  • Irish RS 400 Nationals and RS 400 Eurocup, 2015 2015-09-18 to 2015-09-20, Ballyholme Yacht Club
  • RS 200 & Feva Ulster Regionals, 2015-09-19 to 2015-09-20, Ballyholme Yacht Club

RS Feva Worlds 2015 - Travemunde - Germany

Travemunde4Expression of interest required for Irish Team

The Feva class are currently looking for expressions of interest from anyone thinking about going to Travemunde next July for the Allen RS Feva World Championships. This promises to be a fantastic event and a great sailing experience. The plan would be to put together a squad to train up in the months before and travel together to the event with the coach. Full details of the event can be found in the link below. I know it seems like a long way off at this stage but in order to book the week with the coach and get the cheapest deals on travel the sooner we know numbers the better.

Anyone interested please contact Heather King at… Feva

Mid Term Feva Training at the Royal St. George Yacht Club

*RSGYC FEVA Training Camp* – open to all – Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th October

The RSGYC are hosting a fun sailing and specialist training Feva training camp at half term. The clinic is open to all (i.e. non-members very welcome). 

Purpose: Improve Feva sailing skills/Introduction to Feva sailing. This camp is intended to cater for current Feva sailors who want to improve their skills and also beginners. 

Venue: Royal St. George YC, but open to sailors from ALL clubs

Dates: 28/29/30 October 2014

Time: 12 noon – 5pm

Sailors from any club do not own a Feva can borrow a boat. 

Cost: €20 per sailor, per day

Fun: Wednesday 29th October – there will be a pizza and movie night after sailing on Wednesday for sailors (at an additional cost of €5)

To sign up Email:  
For more information contact RS Feva Ireland Messanger via Facebook !

Best of Luck to our Junior Helmsman Nominees

Best of luck to the RS CLass Nominees for the ISA All Ireland Junior Sailing Championship 2015 to be hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club this weekend, the 27th and 28th of September.

RS Feva Nominees Alison Dolan (Blessington SC) with Grainne Young and Triona Hinkson (RStGYC) with Cathy Kelly plus Stephen Craig (RStGYC) from the RS200 class will all compete this weekend against nominees from other Junior dinghy classes in the ISA Topaz fleet for the Junior Helmsman Chamionship. Lets hope they do as well (or better!) than the RS400 nominee for the Senior Championships, Alex Barry (MBSC) who ended up third!

RS Southerns - Royal Cork Yacht Club

Sarah Cudmore and Kelly Williams win Southern Championships

Fevas RCYC

Alison Dolan and Grainne Young win 2014 Travellers Trophy

Congratulations to Sarah Cudmore and Kelly Williams from the Royal Cork Yacht Club who the final event of the 2014 RS Feva Circuit at a breezy and sunny event hosted by the RCYC. With two race wins outside Roches point on the Saturday and another two wins inside the harbour on Sunday, the girls won by 3 points from Lorcan Tighe and Cian Murphy of the National Yacht Club, followed by Dara Donnelly and Rosemary Tyrrell from the National and Royal Irish Yacht Clubs.

An extensive report is available on the Afloat website here, Results are on the RCYC website here and photos are available here, and on the various other class websites and Facebook pages from the RS Class Links on the left.

Many thanks to the Roses and Royal Cork Yacht Club for an excellently run final event of the season!

Alison Dolan and Grainne Young won the Traveller Trophy for the best combined results of the season from the regional and national class events. Full Traveller Trophy results are here


2014 CrewSaver Irish RS Nationals

Alison and Grainne Win the Nationals in Style!

Alison And Grainne Win The Nationals 2014Congratulations to Alison Dolan and Grainne Young from Blessington Sailing Club who have lifted the Jack Craig Trophy for the 2014 RS Feva National Championships at Galway Bay Sailing Club. With eight firsts and a fifth, giving a masterful display of control in a very breezy and choppy Galway Bay, Alison and Grainne ending up having to discard a 1st(!) to finish 13 points clear of the pack with a nett 7 points. Grace and Helen O'Beirne from the Royal St George Yach Club were second with Triona Hinkson and Kathy Kelly, also from the George, in third.

A longer report is available on the Afloat website here, Results are on the GBSC website here and photos are available here, here and on the various other class websites and Facebook pages from the RS Class Links on the left.

Many thanks to Crewsaver and Galway Bay Sailing Club for a great event!



RS Westerns at Lough Ree Yacht Club

Light airs Feva Westerns won by local brothers Zack and Ben McMullin

A light and shifty Western Championships hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club saw 11 Fevas compete alongside 38 400s and 200s.

The Feva event was won by local brothers Zack and Ben McMullin, newcomers to the Feva circuit, with Alison Dolan and Grainne Young in second followed by Greg Arrowsmith and Conor Little in third. Itbwas great to see new faces in the Feva fleet and we hope to see many more at the Nationals in Galway Bay in a couple of weeks!

A full report and results are available on Afloat here

RS Northerns at Strangford Lough Yacht Club

A great weekend was had by all at Strangford Lough Yacht Club for the RS Northerns. Sunny and breezy conditions made for exciting sailing. Congratulations to Alison Dolan and Grainne Young from Blessington and NYC respecitvely for winning the Feva Northern Championships for 2014. An extensive report is available on here. Results are here and photos here. Plenty of comment also on the various Facebook pages.

Special thanks to all in SLYC who organised a great event!



RS Southern Sprints - Monkstown Bay


Loads of fun at the RS Southern Sprints at Monkstown Bay!

6 Fevas turned up to race alongside the 400s and 200s with 20 boats in total flying up and down a short windward leeward course in fresh and gusty conditions for 8 races. Unfortunately, the visting boat, Lorcan Tighe and Cian Murphy broke their rig in the second race. The Feva class was won by Harry Durcan and Peter Hyland.

There's a report on Afloat here and results here

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