24 young Cornish sailors competed in a fast and furious day of team racing hosted by Siblyback Lake (SW Lakes Trust) on 14 October.
The annual Feva Frenzy event is open to Cornish clubs that run the RYA OnBoard scheme, which introduces children of all backgrounds and abilities to sailing and windsurfing. This year, six teams from Fowey Gallants Sailing Club, St Mawes Sailing Club, and Tamar River Sailing Club entered, involving children aged from 11 to 16.
The steady force 2 to 3 winds meant exciting racing. Each team of four sailed two RS Feva dinghies in a total of 15 head-to-head races with all the other teams around a triangular course. The top four teams then went through to the semi-finals, where Fowey Gallants were victorious, taking their A and C teams into the final.
The top three teams were:
1st - Fowey Gallants C
2nd - Fowey Gallants A
3rd - St Mawes A
Organised by RYA Sailing Development Officer Liz Saunders, the Feva Frenzy was made possible by the six volunteers from Porthpean Sailing Club, Polkerris Beach Sailing School, St Mawes Sailing Club, Fowey Gallants Sailing Club and Siblyback Lake, including Race Officer James Dowrick. Siblyback Lake supported the racing with the use of three powerboats, race marks, radios and two of its instructors.
Liz commented: “It was fast and furious day with lots of tactical sailing, and it was really good to see so many young people on the water. All the sailors came off the water buzzing and the sun even came out for the prizegiving!”