John and Harry Derbyshire win first Feva event at Chichester

On Sunday, 18 July , Chichester Yacht Club held its first ever open meeting for the RS Feva class, which is being actively promoted at the Club. This initiative was handsomely supported by Fat Face, who sponsored the event with vouchers to accompany the prize glassware.

Eleven boats entered – six from CYC, three from Emsworth and two from Hayling Island. The forecast promised south to south-westerly breezes increasing from Force 3-5, and this promise was thoroughly fulfilled.

The first race was won by Martin Orton and his daughter Alexandra with the young brothers Peter and Alec Henry second and John Derbyshire sailing with son Harry third. The Derbyshire duo, in an increasing wind, took races two and three, with the Ortons slipping to second and third, and the Henrys to third and fifth, while behind them brothers George and Jack Yeoman improved from their initial sixth place to a fourth and a second (in race three James Ponsford, with more weight and muscle substituted for Jack in the increasing wind). Behind them Simon Kitchen, crewed by Bethany Robson secured fifth place with two fourths to count.

Overall Results

1st John and Harry Derbyshire, Emsworth SC

2nd Martin and Alexandra Orton, CYC

3rd Peter and Alec Henry, Hayling Island SC