RS Feva Resources

The RS Feva is a popular double-handed sailing dinghy recognized for its versatility, stability, and suitability for both novice sailors and young racing enthusiasts, offering a dynamic and enjoyable on-water experience. West Coast Sailing has all the resources you need to rig, find replacement parts, and enjoy sailing your RS Feva.

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RS Feva Line Lengths:

Description Length Diameter Line Type Quantity Recommended Line Options
Main Halyard 33 ft 4mm Halyard  1 4mm Robline Sirius 500
Jib Halyard 22 ft 5mm Halyard  5mm Robline Sirius 500
Spinnaker Halyard 44 ft 4mm Halyard 1 4mm Robline Sirius 500
Mainsheet 21 ft 8mm Sheet 1 8mm Marlow Doublebraid
2:1 Mainsheet 32 ft 8mm Sheet 8mm Marlow Doublebraid
Jib Sheet 19 ft 6mm Sheet 6mm Marlow Doublebraid
Spinnaker Sheet 27 ft 6mm Sheet 6mm Samson Ultra-Lite
Boomvang Cascade 7 ft 5mm Control Line 5mm Robline Sirius 500
Cunningham 4 ft 5mm Control Line  1 5mm Robline Sirius 500
Outhaul 9 ft 5mm Control Line  1 5mm Robline Sirius 500
Outhaul Take-up 8 ft 5mm Control Line 1 5mm Shockcord
Racing Outhaul 14 ft 4mm Misc. 4mm Robline Sirius 500
Vang Boom Strop 2 ft 5mm Misc. 5mm Robline Sirius 500
Vang Mast Strop 2 ft 5mm  Misc. 5mm Robline Sirius 500
Daggerboard Handle 2 ft 8mm Misc.  1 8mm Marlow Doublebraid
Daggerboard Retainer  3 ft 6mm  Misc.  6mm Shockcord 
Hiking Strap Elastic - Front 2 ft 3mm Misc.  2 3mm Shockcord
Hiking Strap Elastic - Aft 4 ft 5mm Misc.  1 5mm Shockcord
Hiking Strap Ties 2 ft 4mm Misc.  4 4mm Robline Sirius 500
Jib Halyard Block Tie 2 ft 4mm Misc.  4mm Robline Dinghy Control
Main Halyard Take-Up 2 ft 3mm Misc.  1 3mm Shockcord
Mainsheet Bridle 6 ft 4mm Misc.  4mm Robline Sirius 500 
Racing Outhaul Block Tie Down 2 ft 2mm Misc. 2mm Robline Dinghy Control
Righting Line 10 ft 5mm Misc. 5mm Robline Sirius 500
Righting Line Take-up 4 ft 5mm Misc. 5mm Shockcord
Rudder Downhaul at Cleat 5 ft 4mm Control Line  4mm Robline Sirius 500
Rudder Downhaul at Rudder 2 ft 4mm Control Line   4mm Robline Dinghy Control
Spinnaker Pole Launch 4 ft 4mm  Control Line 4mm Robline Sirius 500
Spinnaker Pole Tack Line 8 ft 4mm  Control Line 4mm Robline Sirius 500 
Spinnaker Sheet Block Ties 1 ft 4mm Misc. 2 4mm Robline Sirius 500
Transom Carry Handles 2 ft 4mm Misc. 2 4mm Robline Sirius 500

RS Feva Frequently Asked Questions

Q: The Feva was designed for kids, wasn't it?

A: That was the initial design brief, and remains one of the most popular uses of the boat in Europe and North America. That being said, we have a lot of adult customers who sail the boat singlehanded, or with their kids. It's a great all around boat, including for 'adventure sailing', teaching modern sailing theory with an asymmetrical spinnaker.

Q: So, I can singlehand it? With all three sails?

A: Absolutely. It will take you a few sessions to get comfortable with it, but it's an amazing feeling

Q: Is this the boat US Sailing purchased an gifted to community sailing programs to build up sailing?

A: Correct. You can read more about the initiative here:

Q: How many Fevas are in the US?

A: Hard to know exactly, but as of 2019, we estimated just under 1000, with a lot more on order.

Q: Tell me about the two sail sizes?

A: The 'XL' Feva is the most popular by far. It's got mylar sails with a 6.5meter mainsail and includes the spinnaker. The 'S' Feva sails are dacron, with the spinnaker being optional, and the mainsail being 5.5meters and reefable. The S is used for very young sailors and total beginners. The XL is generally for everyone else.

Q: What about a cleating mainsheet cleat?

A: Yup, that's an option and nice if you are singlehanding

Q: Can I sail it without the jib?

A: You can, we but don't encourage it. It's not a huge jib, so we prefer people get comfortable with sailing the boat with the main and jib at least, in all but the windiest conditions. The jib helps balance out the feel of the boat too, and is strongly encouraged to be used at all times.


About the RS Feva

The RS Feva stands out as a versatile and dynamic double-handed sailing dinghy, designed to cater to both novice sailors and aspiring young racers. With its user-friendly features and stable hull design, the RS Feva provides a perfect platform for learning the ropes of sailing while also delivering the excitement of competitive racing. Its responsive handling and modern rigging make it accessible for sailors of various skill levels, encouraging teamwork and skill development. The RS Feva's adaptability, durability, and balanced performance make it a popular choice for sailing schools and families seeking a fun and engaging on-water experience.

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