Designed by Paul Handley in 2002 the RS Feva’s obvious vibrancy and appeal ensured instant fast growth in the class.
Launched in the UK during that year’s London Boat Show there were sufficient keen owners by May to get a 50 boat fleet for the UK Nationals. International growth followed within 18 months.
Sufficient numbers warranted ISAF recognition as an International Class in 2003.
The first European Championships were held in Holland at Hoorn in 2005.
The first World Championships followed the following year in Lake Garda at Brenzone.
European and World Championships were held in alternate years until the Worlds at Carnac, France in 2010 since when there have been World Championships every Year.
See under the events tab for where the events have been held and who won.
As for changes to the boat, since it was first launched there have been relatively few. This attests to the rigorous pre-production development and testing that was carried out. In essence the only changes have been allowing for greater and easier control of sails and rig to make the boat capable of full racer development. Two larger kit changes were changing the jib from a mylar to a Dacron construction (to aid longevity) and the daggerboard to aluminium construction.
National RS Feva Class Associations
Select your flag to access your National RS Feva website