RS Feva Sport Relief Mile Challenge
by Bill Tucker - RS Feva Class Chairman on 10 Mar 2010
The RS Fevas are proud to be able to participate in the Sport Relief Mile Challenge. A simple format is being adopted during their annual winter Great Gathering.
The All Squads Training Weekend at Hayling Island Sailing Club will involve 70 Fevas from RYA squads and Class Squads, this weekend will be the culmination of the winter training programme for the RS Feva Class & coincides with Sport Relief hence the intensive race training will be briefly interrupted for some fund raising.
On Saturday March 20th it is planned to hold a one mile race with a participation fee of £10 (or more if the sailors can raise extra sums) per boat. The winning helm and crew will win £10 each. This will be presented at the squad dinner by guest speaker Frances Peters (ISAF Youth World Champion 2008 ). The balance of the participation money will go straight to Sport Relief.
The twist in the story is that the boats from the RYA National Junior Squad and the Class National Squad will have to start from a separate start line 50 yards back. That should make it more exciting with no predictable ‘winner’!
The Fevas sailors think this is a great idea and challenge all other classes to ‘sail the mile’ for Sport Relief as well. It would be great to hear of all the sailing initiatives in support of this most worthwhile cause.
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