Congratulations 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!
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
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 Afloat.ie 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!
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.
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.
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.