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RS Feva: Raise Both Hands for Two Handed Sailing!

8th February 2022

The RS Feva offers a double-handed alternative and stepping stone for young sailors, The world’s leading double-handed dinghy for youngsters and parent/child teams. Exciting performance is the secret behind the success of the RS Feva. The modern styling and practical features make it irresistible. The Fevas have been incredibly successful in getting thousands of sailors on the water.

The Feva is known for its social and competitive class, the design of the boat with mainsail, jib and asymmetric spinnaker allows for sailors to develop their teamwork skills, between helm and crew while also developing their technical skills and boat handling. All while still being an extremely practical boat with a large cockpit allowing space for both parents and children. The Feva is fast, stable, self-draining with a high boom The hull is made of Comptec PE3, which is a state of the art three layer rotomoulding system. The Feva is an extremely low maintenance boat. The optimum weight for the RS Feva is a combined weight of 60-120kg between helm and crew, ideal for children between the ages of 11-15.

Double-handed sailing has so many benefits in comparison to its single-handed competitors, developing skills that lead to a pathway and introduction of crewing that sets young sailors up for a lifelong hobby, with skills that are required in dinghy and yacht sailing. Double-handed sailing offers more flexibility with regard to physique, gender and age combinations, along with the option of being able to split the cost. With a smaller class in comparison to common single-handed boats, it allows far more opportunities for young sailors to grow their skills and their confidence both on and off the water.

The RS Feva has big plans for 2022 with huge support coming for the RIYC, RSGYC, NYC and RCYC with the hope of developing programs to get as many young sailors out racing in Fevas as possible this season. The racing calendar is jam-packed starting with the :

  • Southerns in Cork in April,
  • Easterns in Dun Laoghaire in June,
  • Nationals in Dun Laoghaire in July,
  • Inlands in Lough Ree in July,
  • Worlds in Weymouth also in July.
  • Northerns in Ballyholme in August
  • finishing the season with The Autumn Challenge in Dun Laoghaire in October.

There is a huge demand for new Fevas meaning lead times from RS would be at the earliest mid-summer luckily Irish Marine Services currently have stock of Fevas and two more shipments due in before the summer season kicks off.

For more information on anything RS Feva, from price lists and information on events to demo sails and ordering of parts please do not hesitate to contact Heather on [email protected].

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At a Glance - Irish RS Dinghy 2024 Calendar

May 4th/5th:
RS200/400 Northerns EABC.

June 8th:
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