RS Feva Open Results October 2011

 

RS Feva Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club
RS Feva Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club 2011


It was the old "tale of two halves", well as far as the weather was concerned! In the morning a decent breeze, force 3-4 occasionally gusting to force 5, then after lunch the wind... dropped (sigh). However, at the top of the leaderboard the battle continued with four boats vying for the podium positions.

The congratulations went to Anna Prescott and Jess Eales for winning the 2011 RS Feva Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club. They gave a master class in Feva sailing. Though both lightweights, their boat stayed level in even the worst morning gusts upwind, with heavier crews around them healing and skidding sideways, their gust preparation not quite at the same level. Anna and Jess extended their leads downwind with classic ''soaking'' in gusts, ''up'' in the lulls technique - their light weight did them no harm down wind, either. Three wins from the five races ensured they took overall first place from Samuel Grade and Katie Prescott. Island Barn''s James Curtis and Harry Phelps finished in third place by one point from Matt Hill and Joe Reeve.

The next day, 6 Fevas took part in Open Training where Jonathan Moss (ex Olympic 470 Squad) held a very full days coaching packed full with technique on all points of boat speed and tactics. Thank you Jonathan and all participants.


Race 1

  Boat Helm Crew
1st 4085 Samuel Grade Katie Prescott
2nd 1518 James Curtis Harry Phelps
3rd 4355 Anna Prescott Jess Eales

 


Race 2

 

  Boat Helm Crew
1st 4355 Anna Prescott Jess Eales
2nd 4085 Samuel Grade Katie Prescott
3rd 1518 James Curtis Harry Phelps

 

 


Race 3

 

  Boat Helm Crew
1st 4355 Anna Prescott Jess Eales
2nd 4085 Samuel Grade Katie Prescott
3rd 1518 James Curtis Harry Phelps

 

 


Race 4

 

  Boat Helm Crew
1st 4102 Matt Hill Joe Reeve
2nd 4355 Anna Prescott Jess Eales
3rd 4085 Samuel Grade Katie Prescott

 

 


Race 5

 

  Boat Helm Crew
1st 4355 Anna Prescott Jess Eales
2nd 4085 Samuel Grade Katie Prescott
3rd 3424 Courtney Bilbrough Orla Mitchell

 

 

Full results for the RS Feva Open are here

Photos of the RS Feva Open are here


 

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