FRIDAYS 4PM-7PM TERMS 1 & 4

The Double-Handed Feva Youth programme has been designed for young sailors who have already learnt how to sail, probably in Optimist’s or similar classes, but are less interested in pursuing competitive racing, at least at this early stage in their sailing lives.  The Feva programme is therefore for those youths who simply want to sail and have fun with others out on the water.  Accordingly, coaching will be centred around further developing sailing skills and general seamanship rather than racing drills and tactics sessions.  

The RS Feva is a modern and popular dinghy class globally.  It has been designed for ease of sail, rigging and maintenance but is also fun and versatile.   The Feva programme is also the club’s only non Learn to Sail programme where the boats are provided by the Club.  

As the name suggests, this programme will be for a two-person crew.  This will not only encourage teamwork and socialising, it may also be a pathway for younger sailors into more serious double-handed classes for young adults or eventually crewing, if they so choose.  


Programme fees
(additional to a Junior Membership)

Double-Handed Feva Youth Programme as your only programme $100 per term
Double-Handed Feva Youth Programme as an additional programme $200 per term

If you are not participating in any other coached session at Murrays Bay then the Double-Handed Feva Youth Programme is your only programme. If you are already coached in another class, such as Optimist, P Class or Starling the Double-Handed Feva Youth Programme is an additional programme.


HOW TO SIGN UP?

Not signed up for the season yet? – Select Feva Fridays as a sailing group when you sign up as a Junior Member

Already signed up as a Junior Member?
1) Log into your account.
2) Click ‘register now’
3) Make sure the sailor/sailors you want to register are selected
4) Select ‘Junior Membership’ and add Feva Friday to you sailing groups.
5) Proceed through other steps (no changes should be required)

WHO IS YOUR CLASS REPRESENTATIVE?

Andrew Bartlett
Email: mbsc.feva@gmail.com

WHO IS THE HEAD COACH?

Susannah Pyatt
Email: mbsc.manager@gmail.com

WHAT’S NEW IN THIS FLEET?

Everything!  2020/21 will be the first season where the Feva programme will be available.  

Activities may include, amongst other things, learning to use jibs and kite/gennakers, basic navigation, safety, boat maintenance, handling in heavy conditions and of course the always popular destination sails.

Attending regattas or club racing will not form part of the Feva programme.

WHAT AGE AND SIZE SHOULD THE SAILOR BE?

The sailor should be between 12 and 16 years old or otherwise at the discretion of the Head Coach.  

Sailors will typically be 40-65kgs.

THE SAILOR’S ABILITY

Sailors are ready for RS Feva once they have fully built confidence in their boat handling and can sail a course efficiently in most weather conditions.  This would usually occur, at the earliest,  after moving out of the Optimist Green Fleet but will be at the discretion of the Head Coach.

WHAT ARE THE TRAINING DAYS/TIMES?

Friday 4pm -7pm (Rigged and changed for a briefing at 4.20pm)

If demand is sufficient, we may explore expanding the number of coaching sessions but only if times (the Fevas are also used for Adult Learn to Sail) and coaching resources permit.

HOW MANY PLACES ARE AVAILABLE?

As we have only 6 boats available, there will be a maximum of 12 participants in the programme. 

If demand is sufficient, we may explore expanding the number of coaching sessions but only if times (the Fevas are also used for Adult Learn to Sail) and coaching resources permit.

CAN I STILL BE INVOLVED IN OPTIMIST OR OTHER CLASS PROGRAMMES?

Absolutely. Other than your own time and finances, you can still be involved in other class coaching programmes, however as numbers are limited, preference will be given to those Club member’s who only wish to be involved in the Feva programme.

HOW LONG DOES THE SAILOR STAY IN A FEVA?

There is no set pathway beyond the Feva programme or set time limit other than the sailor must be under 17 years old at time of enrolment.   

However, as there are limited Club provided Feva’s available and limited sessions, potentially more mature sailors may be encouraged to look at other options (including providing their own vessel should they wish to stay in the programme) to allow new enrollments to use the Club’s Fevas.

HOW WILL CREWS BE CHOSEN?

The Club feels it is important that Feva is a social programme and so crews will be regularly rotated. 

HOW CAN PARENT’S HELP?

Sailing is a family sport and requires a lot of involvement from parents. The club has a roster to allocate the tasks for Sunday afternoons when we have club points racing. Whilst Feva will not be a serious racing class,  parents are asked to volunteer for a task that may include, Beach duty for safety, organizing launching and retrieving, kitchen duty, or perhaps helping to record finishes on the Race Committee boat. If you are unable to do your rostered day please arrange to swap with another parent and let one of the convenors know.