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Big fleet contest RS Feva Nationals at Manly Sailing Club in three divisions

by YachtingNZ/Sail-World.com/nz 6 May 00:23 PDT 06 May 2021
2021 RS Feva NZ National Championships, Manly Sailing Club - April 2021 © Craig Butland

A strong fleet of 34 crews competed in three divisions at the 2021 RS Feva Nationals held at the Manly Sailing Club. A record 10 competed as open combinations and six of those featured a parent and child sailing together.

With a rapidly expanding RS Feva fleet is an ideal class to introduce young sailors to double-handed sailing, complete with a gennaker, and can accommodate an adult and child.

Phillipa White, who hails from Timaru but now lives in Auckland, sailed with her 10-year-old daughter at the national championships.

“We got into the Feva two years ago and it been a learning curve but a great way for me to get back in the sport and even more special to sail with my daughter," White said. "It's great to see her confidence grow and overcome fears. She is now comfortable sailing an Optimist so it has really helped her confidence.

"The thing I enjoy the most about the class is how friendly everyone is. I would recommend this boat for parent/child sailing."

It's a view shared by daughter Juliet, who added: “I like finishing races and going fast with the gennaker up. They are really fun boats but, most importantly, I like spending time with my mum and we have made a lot of new friends."

The Whites finished a credible 22nd in the 34-boat fleet, which was dominated by siblings Sean and Imogen Herbert.

The Herberts won all seven races on home waters to finish with a perfect scorecard and take the open title ahead of Simon and Ashton Cooke (Royal Akarana Yacht Club) and Jack Honey and Sol Douwes (Bay of Islands Yacht Club).

Finn Pye and Kosta Gladiadis were fourth overall but, more significantly, won the junior title, meaning they were crowned national champions as the top under-18 crew. It was an impressive performance from the youngsters, especially as they were one of the lightest crews and conditions were often challenging.

Another junior pair, Kate Rasmussen and Madi Russell, won the female title ahead of fellow Maraetai Sailing Club members Sophia Currie and Chelsea Wang (first youth female) and Annea Avery and Holly Gray (Manly).

Luka Ropers and Carter Robson (Maraetai) took out the youth section, finishing ahead of Ben McKeen and Jonathan Lowe (Bucklands Beach Yacht Club).

The RS Feva class organised free coaching on the Friday afternoon before racing with current Feva world champion Simon Cooke passing on his knowledge. This proved invaluable to many, especially as crews came from as far afield as Wanganui and Kerikeri.

To view a video of the 2021 RS Feva Nationals click here

The calendar for next season's events is being sorted and updates will be posted on the NZ RS Feva Association Facebook page.

Results and standings from the RS Feva national championships at the Manly Sailing Club:

Open

1st: Sean Herbert / Imogen Herbert (Manly Sailing Club) (1) 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 6 points 2nd: Simon Cooke / Ashton Cooke (Royal Akarana Yacht Club) 2 2 2 2 2 (3) 3 - 13 pts 3rd: Jack Honey / Sol Douwes (Bay of Islands Yacht Club) 4 3 3 3 3 4 (9) - 20 pts

Female

1st: Kate Rasmussen / Madi Russell (Maraetai Sailing Club) 8 6 10 14 9 (15) 7 - 54 pts 2nd: Sofia Currie / Chelsea Wang (Maraetai) 12 (15) 12 12 8 8 11 - 63 pts 3rd: Annea Avery / Holly Gray (Manly) (21) 12 11 17 13 20 10 - 83 pts

Under-18

1st: Finn Pye / Kosta Gladiadis (Manly) 6 5 (9) 4 5 2 6 - 28 pts 2nd: Luka Ropers / Carter Robson (Maraetai Sailing Club) (11) 9 4 11 6 7 2 - 39 pts 3rd: Ben McKeen / Jonathan Lowe (Bucklands Beach Yacht Club) 5 14 5 7 (35 RET) 6 12 - 49 pts

For full results click here

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