Two person youth class, although it is also sailed and raced by parents plus child or by an adult single handed. Designed in 2002 with over 2000 now built. Crew weight 80-115Kg (12 to 18 stone). The asymmetric kite provides great training practise for many of the other modern classes, while the polypropelene construction makes it very tough, a popular boat in the junior class with a strong following at Burghfield.
RS Feva XL
The race version of the RS Feva has all the same spars and foils as the basic version but comes with a race pack of ropes and blocks (a 6:1 kicking strap; 6:1 mainsail outhaul; adjustable mainsheet bridle; powerblock for a 3:1 jib halyard system) and the sails used are the Race Jib (the luff is adjustable), the XL battened, large roach mainsail and the gennaker (to be honest more often than not referred to as the spinnaker).
RS Feva S
The S version is the one used as the early learner version by many sailing schools.The principle difference is not that the same controls aren't there as with the race version, but that the standard version isn't as adjustable. Thus once the basics have been mastered it is often sensible to move onto the race pack equipment as learning the more intricate controls is then facilitated.
The S version also uses a smaller (roachless) un-battened mainsail.