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RS Feva Worlds coming to America

Published on March 27th, 2018

Over 100 sailors from 11 countries will compete in the RS Feva World Championship to be held April 4-8 in Clearwater, FL. This event marks the first time the RS Feva Class has hosted a World Championships outside of Europe which typically attracts over 400 sailors.

With growing number in the U.S. and Canada there was interest for a World Championship to be hosted somewhere in North America. When considering locations, Clearwater was recognized for beautiful sailing conditions and of course being named #1 beach in the USA.

Knowing this would certainly attract the rest of the World the RS Feva Class appointed the Clearwater Community Sailing Center to host the Championships.

Built in England by RS Sailing, there are over 7,000 RS Fevas worldwide and over 500 in North America. This 12-foot doublehander carries a main, jib, and asymmetrical spinnaker giving it plenty of horsepower to act as a high-performance training boat but with plenty of forgiveness for beginner sailors.

The RS Feva is designed to be sailed by two youth sailors and can also be sailed by average sized adults. The class celebrates overcoming the significant challenge the sailing community faces in the retention of sailors from 10-15 years old, particularly among girls in this age range.

Over half the teams are typically comprised of mixed genders and many with two girls. In North America, the RS Feva has had success in bridging the gap between existing boats to keep sailors interested while they may not be suitable for the other boats. To enter, charter a boat, or general information: Todd@RSsailing.com

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