RS Feva World Championship 2018
Published on April 8th, 2018
Clearwater, FL (April 8, 2018) – The wind was a no-show on the fifth and final day of the 2018 RS Feva World Championship, with the results final after a 13-race series to give Ben Hutton-Penman/ Abi Jayasekara (GBR) a six point win over second placed team Tom Storey/ Rupert Jameson (GBR) with Dieter Creitz/ Conrad Miller (USA) in third. Finishing eighth overall and winning the ladies title was Annie Hammett/ Emma Wells (GBR).
Racing was held from April 4 to 8.
Report from RS Feva Class:
On the last day of racing there were 4 points separating the top two boats and clearly both teams were nervous as the fleet headed out under the bridge into the gulf. The breeze was very light but the PRO was determined to try and get the final races in.
The course was laid and the sailors were soon in sequence. As the fleet crossed the line, what breeze there was faded away and within a few minutes of the start the PRO had no choice but to abandon.
The fleet rehydrated and additional sunscreen was applied as they drifted about waiting for the forecasted breeze to appear. The PRO ordered the media boat, affectionately known as the ‘Mediocre Boat’ into the fleet to entertain the frustrated teams. The loaned Mediocre boat was fitted with a huge sound system and the fleet was encouraged to dance, swim, dive and simply have some fun (click here).
At 1pm, after a lengthy discussion between the PRO and the RS Feva Class, the decision was made to abandon for the day as there was no sign of the forecasted breeze. As the flags were hoisted the cheers rung out around the gulf from all the relieved sailors and the celebrations could begin.
The RS Feva class had new World Champions, overall & mixed team Ben Hunton-Penman and Abi Jayasekara (GBR), Ladies Annie Hammett and Emma Wells (GBR), Boys Tom Storey and Rupert Jameson (GBR), Junior Femme Rijk and Silke Zuidema (NED), and the family title going to William Caiger and Becky Caiger (GBR).
Ladies final results
1st – GBR7030 Annie Hammett & Emma Wells
2nd – CZE6962 Anna Justová & Nela Višcorová
3rd – NED7033 Hanna Rijk & Bente Zuidema
Boys final results
1st – GBR7064 Tom Storey & Rupert Jameson
2nd – USA6851 Dieter Creitz & Conrad Miller
3rd – NED7026 Robbert Huisman & Gijs Zuidema
Junior final results
1st – NED7028 Femme Rijk & Silke Zuidema
2nd – CHN6967 Feng Ziteng & Ding Zhaohui
3rd – CHN6983 Ma Yuk & Niu Shiyin
Family final results
1st – GBR6985 William Caiger & Becky Caiger
2nd – CHN6970 Ouynag Huiyun & Ouyang Huixin
3rd – SUI7068 Verhoest Brent & Verhoest Robbe