The RS Feva class national sailing regatta is to be held at the Milford Cruising Club from April 17th through until the 19th. This will be the inaugural regatta for the class in New Zealand.
RS Fevas are the new benchmark in small sailing boats and are used for junior sailors to learn to sail on. They are imported by Dan Slater from The Water Shed in Barrys Point Road, Takapuna. Over 40 boats have been sold in New Zealand to various youth groups, such as Sea Scouts, Whanganui Collegiate, Evans Bay Yacht Club (Wellington), Akarana Yacht Club, Wakatere Yacht Club and Milford Cruising Club.
Milford Cruising Club junior sailors have been practising every Friday evening off Milford Beach.
The RS Feva National Regatta is sanctioned by Yachting New Zealand with the race officer being Kim Admore the Regional Support Officer at Yachting New Zealand, based in Takapuna.
This is an open class regatta but normally for Junior Sailors. There will be three teams from Milford competing, two boys teams and a girls team. Race days are Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of April.
Teams of two sailors race together onboard each boat. The races will be a mixture of Le-Mans starts and standard triangle racing courses.
For more information visit: www.milfordcruising.co.nz
Channel Magazine: Issuu 53 April 2015