Over 100 sailors from 11 different countries will arrive in Clearwater, Florida over Easter weekend to participate in the RS Feva World Championship. This event marks the first time the RS Feva sailboat 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.
Sailors will arrive over Easter weekend for the Championship schedule is as follows:
- April 3rd – 1 PM Practice Race & 4:30PM opening ceremonies
- April 4th – World Championship Racing
- April 5th – World Championship Racing
- April 6th – World Championship Racing & RS Aero Regatta
- April 7th – World Championship Racing & RS Aero Regatta
- April 8th – World Championship Racing final day and Prize Giving
Spectators are encouraged to come down to the sailing center to see the action from Sand Key.
To enter, charter a boat, or general information please contact Todd Riccardi at Todd@RSsailing.com.
For more information visit the RS Feva Class Association website.
Stay tuned in to the 2018 RS Feva World Championships on Facebook @RSFEVANA and on Twitter @RSFeva.
Built in England by RS Sailing, there are over 7,000 RS Fevas worldwide and over 500 in North America. This 12’ long exciting boat 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 hull is constructed from extremely durable Rotomolded Polyethylene ready to handle the harshest environments. The RS Feva is designed to be sailed by two youth sailors and can also be sailed by average sized adults. The class is proud to celebrate overcoming some of the largest challenges the sailing community faces, retention of sailors from 10-15 years old, particularly among girls in this age range. The RS Feva has proven to be the best boat for this with over half the teams are comprised of mixed genders and many more with two girls. In North America, is has proven to bridge the gap between existing boats to keep sailors interested while they may not be suitable for the other boats. In particular, the younger smaller sailors are able to team up with their friends and sail together, something that no other boat on the market offers.
This event is made possible by sponsors PA Consulting, Allen Brothers Sailing Hardware, Kingfisher Yacht Ropes, Rooster Sailing, RS Sailing and Red Gear Racing,