RS Feva

Apr 28, 2020 -- Posted by : Admin

RsFeva.pngAfter six weeks, an RS Feva sailor should know how to ...


• Follow program and harbor rules 
• Stay protected from the sun
• Be safety conscious (Rule 1)
• Use a safety whistle appropriately
• Put on and take off a PFD in the water
• Tread water without a PFD for two minutes in the sea
• Avoid collisions
• Get in the safety position
• Capsize and recover
• Execute a squall/storm drill


• Avoid contact (Rule 14)
• Use windward/leeward (Rule 11)
• Use Starboard/Port (Rule 10)
• Use clear ahead/clear astern (Rule 12)
• Changing course (Rule 16)
• Be comfortable in an RS Feva on the water
• Tie an 8-knot, square knot, cleat knot, bowline, half hitch, and clove hitch
• Coil and throw a line
• Relate the RS Feva to a larger boat
• Know where the wind is coming from
• Explain actual vs. apparent wind
• Name the parts of an RS Feva
• Identify points of sail
• Explain how a sail works
          - push
          - pull
• Rig and de-rig properly each day
• Rig and de-rig properly for storage and trailering (de-masting)
• Steer responsibly on a tow
• Execute a MOB recovery
• Anchor
• Do simple navigation
          - North, South, East, West
          - recognizing landmarks
          - navigation buoys
          - water depth
          - reading a chart
          - using a compass
          - using instruments
• Recognize and sail in currents and tides
          - affects of current
          - how to see current
          - tide charts
• Assess weather
          - simple weather systems
          - clouds and what they mean
          - wind and weather
          - weather reports
          - barometric pressure
• Use sailing as a way to get somewhere
• Take care of a boat
          - proper and neat stowing and securing
          - washing boats
          - getting repairs taken care of
• Recognize and address the approach of puffs and lulls
          - how to spot
          - what to do
• Recognize and react to wind shifts
          - headers
          - lifts
• Row
• Sail as passenger or crew on a big boat


• Leave the dock
• Return to the dock
• Stay out of the no-go-zone except when tacking
• Recover from irons
• Maintain proper body position and weight placement in the boat
• Hold the tiller and mainsheet correctly
• Understand what is required of the different crew positions in an RS Feva
• Stop and start
          - heading into the wind
          - backwinding sail
          - pull in and head off
• Gybe
          - s gybe as apposed to c gybe
          - pull-in sail and center tiller
• Tack
          - position duties
          - mechanics
          - rolling
          - letting the jib go
          - trimming jib and main as you find “the groove.”
• Sail downwind
          - reach
          - run
          - sail trim dictated by where the wind is
          - body position and placement
          - steering
          - sail by the lee
          - jib trim
          - main trim
          - skipper and crew’s jobs
          - daggerboard position
• Upwind sailing
          - close-hauled
          - steering a straight course.....paying attention
          - setting main trim
          - setting jib trim
          - steering by telltales
          - hiking
          - skipper and crew’s jobs
• Sail a figure eight
• Sail a triangle
• Sail a square
• Sail a sausage
• Adjust the daggerboard for different conditions and points of sail 
• Execute a 360
• Where, when, and how to sit
• Position body weight
- steering with weight
- how body placement and movement affects the boat
- for different weather conditions
- for different points of sail
• Adjust sail shape using sail controls (when and why)
- outhaul
- boom vang
- cunningham
- halyard tension
- for different weather conditions - for different points of sail
• Fly a spinnaker
          - Rigging the spinnaker
                    -- packing
                    -- mechanics
                    -- things to remember (top or bottom of jib)
                    -- sheet vs. tackling
                    -- fixing the sprit pole
                    -- re-packing while sailing or racing
                    -- re-running lines while sailing or racing
                    -- flying without a pole
          - Hoists and takedowns
                    -- skipper and crew’s jobs and routines
                    -- what to do with the jib
                    -- mechanics
          - Flying the spinnaker
                    -- sheet vs. tackline
                    -- trimming the sheet
                    -- tackling height
          - Gybing the spinnaker
                    -- skipper and crew’s jobs and routines
                    -- gybing the main
                    -- gybing the chute
                    -- gybing the pole
          - Spinnakers close to a beam reach
                    -- hiking
          - Using the spinnaker on courses
                    -- estimating timing
                    -- timing and marks

• Sail backwards
• Sail rudderless


• Respect others
• Respect equipment
• View sailing as a team sport
• Work with a team member in the same boat
• Work in a team during rigging and activities


• Understand sportsmanship in racing
          - responsibility
          - fair sailing
• Start
          - mechanics
          - sequence
          - keeping track of time
          - rules
          - clear air
          - favored end
-          first row
• Find clear air
• Avoid la-la land Round a mark
          - the mechanics of it
          - basic applications of Rule 18
          - wide and tight
• Execute a 720
• Assess wind on a course
• Act on puffs and lulls
          - tack on headers
          - stay on lifts
• Adjust sail controls for different legs
• Adjust weight for speed
• Use rules in racing
• Work through a simple protest hearing
          - how to use rules in racing
          - sportsmanship
          - presentation
• Finish


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