Feva Training scotland poster spring 2013 The Scots are up for a good turnout this weekend at Portobello sailing and Kayaking Club. Top training provided by Matt Thomas. Top venue provided by Portobello. Top sailors provided by parents. Top fun provided by sailors. Numbers looking very good! Epic stuff.
The entry list for the Worlds is nearly full. 15 nations and just a couple of boats from the 180 limit. The last few places are within the associations gift and we are awaiting decisions from a couple of new Feva countries. So we will now be operating a waiting list and will offer the last few available places on a first come first served basis if they aren’t taken up by these new nations. So don’t delay in getting yourentry in as this will affect your place on the waiting list. If you are placed on the waiting list we [...]
Thorpe Bay, at the mouth of the majestic River Thames, is the place to be for the 2nd May Bank Holiday. The UK nationals from 25-28 May will be fun, hard fought and sunny (well it might be sunny but I did make that last bit up – but we are optimistic! and the rest will still be true!) Note however that entries are limited to 120 – so get your entry in early and don’t be disappointed. The folks in Thorpe Bay have been working hard towards this and are really excited by the prospect. Go on – give [...]
The Tegernsee RS Feva regatta invites everyone to participate on 11/12 Mai. This is the week after the Diessner Skiff mania regatta also in Bavaria! So do go along if you are from GER, or CZE, or SUI, or NED, or … from anywhere. Bavaria in May is the place to be!
Grosseto is definitely going to be big. 165 entries so far and with a limit of 180 we are only 15 from max capacity. Please don’t be disappointed by leaving your entry too late by accident! Enter as soon as possible. I can taste the Gelato already!
The cancellation of the first United 4 event of the year didn’t stop the GBR and NED fleet from convening at the wonderful Vinkeveen for 3 days of training and racing. Congratulations to Eline and Olivier Tan for wrapping up the Dutch nomination for the prestigious Crown Cup in the Czech Republic in June. The following is a report from Dave Hivey (GBR coach): 5 British Feva’s travelled to the Netherlands over the Easter bank holiday weekend. They were supposed to compete in the United Four event at Medemblik. However due to the conditions with a week to go, the [...]
Most of Europe was frozen rigid but the Costa Brava was wonderful. Rain on one day was a dampener but for the rest there was Chocolate-Easter-Bunny-Melting weather. The last day in particular turned it on with a gorgeous seabreeze kicking in during the coached racing. The coaching team of Jordi, Nicky Macgregor, Ant Chapman and Ollie Spensley Corfield had a grand time welding together the sailing skills from 7 nations – CZE, ESP, GBR, GER, LTU, NED, SWE. It wasn’t long before they were all responding with the correct manoeuvres when requested – Who needs the full United Nations toolkit [...]
Useful training underway but very variable conditions. Massive shifts as dark clouds pass either side of the bay. One of them is bound to hit at some point! When the sun is out it is 20 degrees plus but when the rain comes the temp plays hide and seek. Still, not needing 3 thick fleeces is something! I’ll try to post updates on the Estartit Camp on the RS Feva Facebook page from now on http://www.facebook.com/RSFeva
That’s right folks. The first major international event of the year is underway. The International Training Camp in Estartit has the boats being rigged and people are arriving for a glorious long weekend of training and practice racing. The four coaches are revved up and ready to go. Here is the scene as it all wakes up this morning.
Ribs and coach boats – April 30 deadline These can be moored in Marina di San Rocco but I need confirmation from everyone who is taking their own Rib (coachboat) or chartering one when you get there. Please e-mail me in any event – even if you have already indicated you are bringing one when you entered. The normal marina fee for the mooring is 39 Euros per day. But if you book the marina berth through me, Golly, the negotiated discount makes the fee: -10 Euros/day for the ribs booked (through Golly) before the 30th April -but 20 Euros/day [...]