Feva ‘Final Fling’ Held at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club

Oct 9, 2023 | News

The enticingly named RS Feva Final Fling and Social on Saturday afternoon (7th) is being held at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on the south shore of Belfast Lough.

Four of the nine boats entered were from Ballyholme Yacht Club, six miles to the east.

Of these, Emily and Annabel Ridout won the Youth section of the Northerns held at East Down YC on Strangford Lough, and Matthew and Peter Ridout were first in the Family division with Aileen and Louis Smith runner-up. Topping the Juniors in the same event were Sally Nixon and Jessica Dadley-Young.

Emily and Annabel Ridout racing at the RS Feva NorthernsEmily and Annabel Ridout racing at the RS Feva Northerns

Racing for the host club are Niamh Coman and Ellie Nolan, who were runners-up in the Juniors at the Northerns, and they will be joined by Sophie Murray and Lucy Anderson, Martha Nolan and Cara Coman.

RNIYC also has two club boats, which will be sailed in the event to encourage growth in the Feva fleet.

The action begins with a briefing at 13.30hrs, and the first race is at 14.30hrs, followed by two more races. The Race Officer is Terry Rowan.

Vice Commodore Lindsay Nolan says, “This is a great way to end the season and to grow the Feva fleet, hopefully. It’s good to see boats being sailed by families”.