The Sea Scouts in Aotearoa is the most recent organisation to name the RS Feva as the double hander in the pathway for its youth sailors. They were looking to replace their current fleet with a boat that would get youth sailors hooked into sailing.
The RS Feva is a boat which is big enough for an adult/child combo so that instructors and volunteers can teach one on one, but also small enough for two small youths to take control and upskill themselves. It is the perfect size and weight for the Sea Scouts. Durability also played a big part, the RS Feva is rotomoulded, making it impressively durable and easy to maintain. A very desirable characteristic for volunteer led organisations as it reduces the amount of time spent on maintenance, fixing wear and tear, ensuring more time is spent on the water having fun! It truly is the world’s leading double handed dinghy for youngers as it provides exciting performance, and is highly practical, both on and off the water.
“This has been an exciting project that we have been working on for two years, and credit must go to Jude Eades from Sports Solutions for securing their first round of funding. Scouts Aotearoa has been great to deal with, and the RS Feva will be perfect for the program all around New Zealand. RS dinghies are very active in New Zealand, which compliments every person who works for RS. What I like best about the RS boats; they are not just for racing, but recreational sailing is now a big part of the market.”
– Hayden Whitburn, NZ Sailcraft.
We are looking forward to seeing the increase in participation through sailing and seeing how the Sea Cadet youth sailors in New Zealand progress using the RS Feva nationwide.