You are all invited to the Irish Nationals in Howth Yacht Club in August, (17th to 19th). The event combines the Feva, RS 200 and RS 400 Nationals and they have an excellent team lined up to manage the event on and off the water. And trust me, when the Irish have a great team – just lap it up. The NoR and online entry are posted on the HYC website and can be accessed via their home page at www.hyc.ie.
Lost – training sail from Dutch boat 421, Saskia Visser. Recovered from a fantastic week ? (Miss you guys already I had such a good time). Sorry to bother you but could you please be so kind to put a note on the sites ?? Saskia’s training sail was under her boat Thursday night but dissapeared (?) Sailnumber 421 was also on the bag. Thanks bye Ellen. If you find it please contact us via the website and well co-ordinate the rescue effort… Thanks, Bill
Reminder to everyone as not everybody was at the prizegiving (ps the aerobatics was superb!). See the most up to date posts for full details but we are going to Marina di Grosseto. We are now awaiting the way to access accommodation discounts from the local organisers but it should be here soon. You could book now but the discounts system isn’t in place yet. Golly has e-mailed all those who were at 2012 worlds but the info is repeated in the latest news and on the Worlds 2013 tab. We’ll let you know once the details of how to [...]
Exuberant end to vibrant event. On day six one forecast had sailing being possible and one not. The latter was the correct one as it transpired. Latest start possible was3pmand the race team led by Greg Wells and Mike Dawe tried their hardest. But with 3 different wind directions at 3 different buoys and 3 different speeds getting just a fair start would have been a feat. Games of pirates and Feva Flipping could only last so long. So when the plug was pulled at the point that the start sequence couldn’t be completed a new World Champion was found. [...]
The RS Feva Worlds Champions for 2012 are . . . Leonardo Stocchero & Gianluca Virgenti – Italy . . . and the runners up are . . . Robbie King & Josh Atherton – Ireland (2nd) Jamie Smith & Piers Nicholls – Great Britain (3rd)
The outline results are slowly coming into focus. With a maximum of 2 races to go and an iffy forecast, of the low and rotating speed variety, the endgame is beginning to play out. Much can change but looking at the quality of the leaderboard and the steadiness of some those in it the picture is emerging. But that is only the championship racing – man was there more on today! The nations cup made me split my sides and the blow up games and Hog Roast went down superbly. But the championship first. Bet none of the racers spotted [...]
The penultimate day of racing at the RS Feva Worlds at Hayling Island SC and the Italian pair, Leonardo Stocchero and Gianluca Virgenti, regained the overall lead. In another sun-baked day in Hayling Bay Stocchero and Virgenti won three of the four races to take a five point lead over Robbie King and Josh Atherton of Ireland, with Jamie Smith and Piers Nicholls (U13) just one point back in third . . . This leading trio have a 27 point cushion from fourth placed Albert Gelpi and Martí Serra (U13) of Spain . . . In fifth place in the [...]
Todays conditions were just one notch down from proper glamour. Truly great racing. 3 brilliant races for Silver and Bronze fleets as per original program and 5hrs including getting there and back. Gold being ahead of times but last off the water manage 4 races. 5 races into final series the points at the top are properly tight. RESULTS
The highlights video from Day 4 of the RS Feva Worlds 2012 has been added to the event playlist.
The final series started with optimism and for many anxiety. The fleet is now sorted (I’m sure it was easier in Harry Potter all this sorting – no need to do other than sit down with a hat on!) into equal sized Gold, Silver and Bronze Fleets. At the morning briefing a steady 7 kts was reported by the bay watch team. So on the hottest day of the year so far (32C in Southampton!), the Gold fleet was launched on time with the Silver and Bronze some 20+ mins later. By race time the wind was west of south [...]