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Let's go sailing - NZ RS Feva Association Newsletter - October 2021

by The Feva Association Team 5 Oct 2021 22:18 NZDT 5 October 2021
RS Feva 2020 NZ National Championship, Wakatere Boating Club - December 13, 2020 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Hi Everyone

Well, 2021 sure served us all a curve ball with our latest covid restrictions and the ongoing lockdowns in Auckland. Most of us thought we were back to normal and then as quick as that we were catapulted back into lockdown and all sailing activity has ground to a stop. We hope all of our Feva families are well and looking forward to the season ahead now we have been given the green light to be on the water again.

We wanted to take this time to update you all with the updated Traveller Series Dates for the 2021 – 2022 season and introduce you to the new members of the Feva Association. We are really looking forward to a great season on the water as most clubs are gearing up to be fully operational in level 2. We can’t wait to see all of our Feva sailors on the water enjoying the busy race schedule.

Please feel free to reach out to the association if you have any questions or would like some more information about the Feva Race Class. Please also feel free to share this update with our sailors at your club.

Membership:

Membership fees for the 2021/2022 season are $20 per sailor, fees will be collected as part of the National Champs entry at Maraetai Sailing Club. Traveller Series:

Our traveller series dates are as follows. Results will be published on our Facebook page after each regatta. facebook.com/nzrsfeva

  • 9th-10th Oct Manly Sailing Club - Spring Regatta (TBC)

  • 13th- 14th Nov Kerikeri Yacht Club

  • 21st Nov Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club - Battle of the Bridge

  • 4th-5th Dec Torbay Sailing Club - Sir Peter Blake Regatta (Youth only)

  • 12th-13th Feb Kohi Yacht Club - Junior Sail Auckland

  • 5th-6th Mar Whanganui Sailing Club

  • 19th-20th Mar Buckland Beach Yacht Club

  • 2nd - 3rd Apr National Champs – Maraetai Sailing Club

Each year our Traveller series is finalized at the end of the season at the Nationals where the following prizes are awarded.
  • Overall Winner under 18 1st place
  • Youth13-18yrs 1st , 2nd and 3rd place
  • Junior under 13 1st place
  • Female crew 1st place
  • Open crew 1st place

Our traveling team to represent NZ at the Feva World Championships are comprised of the following: Winner Feva Nationals, top 3 youth teams, top female team and top open team.

The RS Feva world champs for 2022 will be held in Great Britain from 21 to 27 July.

A huge shout out to the team at NZ Sail Craft for ongoing support of the class, please reach ou for any spares, upgrades, sails and boat needs for the coming season with the super discount below just for our Association Members.

NZ Sailcraft are proud to Sponsor the Traveller series for the third year in a row. NZ SailCraft is the New Zealand Distributor for the popular RS sailing range of boats. Our company is built “by sailors for sailors,” We aim to bring you top quality boats and the very best advice and spare parts service. Get your Feva Ready for the Summer! For the month of October, we are doing a 15 % discount on all Sails, tapered sheets, upgrade packs, Covers, and any parts. Contact or 027 2102383 www.nzsailcraft.co.nz

Bridge to Bean Race:

We are hoping that it will be third time lucky for the Bridge to Bean race after the last 2 postponements. The new date is 19th December. It would be great to have as many Feva’s there as possible. There is a limited number of entries so hop on line to book early if your sailor/s are keen to race. https://www.rnzys.org.nz/rnzys-events/bridge-to-bean-dinghy

Our Committee:

Please let us know if you have any questions about the class or the race schedule we will be happy to help.

Shelley Liefting – President Dave West - Treasurer and Scheduling Brie Reynolds-Smith - Apologies and Results General Committee Geoff Rasmussen, Caleb Squire, Vanessa Robson Regards The Feva Association Team

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