Feva Race Group

The RS Feva is a fun, fast but easy to sail two-person dinghy with an asymmetric spinnaker for exciting downwind sailing. In 2005 it was selected as one of the RYA’s National Junior Classes with regional and national training squads. Since then, it has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular junior two-handed dinghies and at CVLSC we have helped introduce our youth sailors into this exciting world of sailing by providing training, support and encouragement through our Chew Crew training sessions.

Keep an eye out on the CVLSC website for any additional RS Feva training sessions which could be planned throughout the year and will be published in the Club’s Sailing Programme and online on the Youth Calendar.  Any ad-hoc training sessions planned will be open to all junior CVLSC members. The objective of those training sessions is to introduce and encourage sailors into racing. This means that anyone taking part must already be able to sail, and confidently complete a triangular course.

Some of the Feva sailors at CVLSC sail their own boats, although the Club also owns four RS Feva’s that are used for training but can also be hired by club members for a small fee at other times. We also try and cater for everyone so whether your ambition is to compete at regional, national or international events or simply to have fun on the water you are welcome to join us when we organise planned training sessions.

RYA British Youth Sailing Regional Training Groups

The RYA British Youth Sailing (BYS) Regional Training Groups  (RTG) are the RYA Performance programme of race training for Junior (U16) sailors in each region. RS Fevas are one of the BYS recognised junior classes supported by the RTG programme. There are 6 regions in England as well as similar programmes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There is a selection and invitation procedure to be part of the RTG.

Many CVLSC young sailors have been selected for and benefited from this RTG training over the years.

Selection is based on completion of a range of events. For more information, check out the BYS section of the RYA website..

Feva Top Tips with Double Olympic Gold Medallist Shirley Robertson

Team Volvo Tips: Windward Mark Rounding in an RS Feva with Eilidh McIntyre

Steve Irish