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RCYC Fevarians at ISA Youth Championships

Well done to our 3 brave RCYC Fevas who hit Schull for the ISA Youth Championships !

3 brave RCYC Fevas hit Schull for the ISA Youth Championships which was blown out on the last day.   Image 


The heavy winds certainly challenged our local fleet. We are glad to report that they all rose to the challenge as confidence and technique gradually overcame the conditions. However it was 12 year old Lewis Eickholt from Howth who showed his feva handling experience by winning all but 3 of the nine races – once the conditions lightened a little on the Thursday our local Fevas reeled them in and showed them that a force to be reckoned with is brewing down south! Amy Kate breaking the previous run closely followed by Isabella.  Image 







The results were as follows:  

1648 Lewis Eickholt Billy Griffin Howth Yacht Club                      8     1  -1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 3
2476 Isabella Morehead Tom Morehead Royal Cork Yacht Club  13     2  -2 4 2 2 3 6 2 1 1
1 Amy Kate Trevor Emma Geary Royal Cork Yacht Club            19     3  -3 2 3 3 6 3 1 4 4
1929 Chris Malcolm Simon Lawlor Howth Yacht Club                  19     4  -4 3 4 4 2 2 3 3 2
1965 Ciara Power Simone McCarthy Royal Cork Yacht Club        37     5  -6 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 5



Isabella and Tom had a few hairy capsizes and Tom left most of his hands on the genni sheet on the first day and finally got wiped out on Wednesday. Amy Kate and Emma  were always there despite their genni halyard slipping and ended up the 1st Girl For the Youth Natioanlas. Ciara and Simone had a lot of swims but stuck with it to the bitter end – well done !  

All in all a very worthwhile trip west – It highlighted that more time with some building wind conditions is badly needed for the newest fleet on the block! Taming the Feva and honing the heavy wind skills is well within the reach of all our local sailors – tactically and downwind sailing  you are already nearly up there! Hopefully April will  give us some decent conditions!!!!  


The age limits ( under 16 yrs 2008) excluded Isabella and Tom from the prizes – but not from gaining the experience. Lewis Eickholts ability in heavy winds just shows how this dinghy can be tamed – the Howth guys were not that heavy – they have two years already done! It does highlight the need fro our club to get double handed sailing earlier. Great to see other previous RS feva sailors do well in the 420’s with Jane Butler & Jenny Andreason of Howth getting a creditable 3rd.  


1st Lewis Eickholt & Billy Griffin, Howth Yacht Club
2nd Amy Kate Trevor & Emma Geary, Royal Cork Yacht Club
3rd Chris Malcom & Simon Lawlor, Howth Yacht Club
1st Girl: Amy Kate Trevor & Emma Geary, Royal Cork Yacht Club

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