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British duo Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt is the 2014 RS Feva World Champion

mercredi 6 août 2014Redaction SSS [Source RP]

The 2014 RS Feva World Championships went off with a bang in true RS Feva style with 184 RS Fevas, 368 sailors and hundreds of parents, siblings and supporters descended on Yacht Club de Carnac, in Brittany for the 7th World Championships in 8 years.

First launched in 2002 and with around 550 boats sold every year the fleet has grown at an incredible rate on a global scale, and the World Championships, now held annually since being awarded ISAF International Class status, demonstrate the sheer volume of sailors and nations involved in the class. This year, competitors from 18 different nations around the world came together to compete in the small town in France, making for quite the on-the-water spectacle for the unsuspecting holidaymaker in Carnac.

The event officially welcomed each team with the Opening Ceremony after the first full day of the qualifying series. 2 days of qualifying and the 184-boat fleet were split into gold, silver, and bronze, to kick off championship racing.

Wind conditions throughout the week were varied, testing sailors across the range. After an opening light day a couple of heavier wind days were followed by some more lighter air – with a postponed start to racing on the penultimate and last days. The event was blessed with sunshine, and YCCarnac provided a fantastic atmosphere in the boat park for sailors and supports alike. In true Feva style, the camaraderie among the sailors is at it’s highest at the Worlds, with sailors enjoying the nations beach rugby after sailing.

Five nations featured in the top ten, illustrating the sheer international scale the RS Feva has grown to. On the water British duo Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt sailed a successful championship clinching the title and holding off fellow British pairing Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters who took silver. Czech team Nikol Stankova and Vaclav Brabec took bronze at the end of the regatta, repeating their 3rd place from the European Championships in May.

In the silver fleet British team Tristan Payne and Jake Capenter finished the series in first place, closely followed by French duo Jean Leo Touffet and Jade Saunier. Dutch pair Martijn Jessurum and Nynke Nell took home gold in the Bronze fleet.

The World Championships in 2015 are set to be held in Travemunde, Germany from 18-25 July with over 20 nations expected to attend.


Voir en ligne : Press info rssailing.com



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