Beth Miller Sailing

Beth & Tilda Sailing (Bad Tactics Sailing)

RS Tera 2111 for sale £1,750.00

3 Sails and race-ready kicker, downhaul, outhaul and mainsheet blocks.
One careful lady owner
Excellent, well-maintained Tera used 4 times since August 2018, always dry stored inside.
2nd overall RS Tera worlds 2018
1st ladies title RS Tera Worlds 2018
2nd RS Tera Nationals 2019
New mast bottom section 2018 with very little use.
3 sails: Two Pro sails & one sport sail. All sails rolled.
New sail used for 4 days in light conditions at RS Tera Nationals 2019.
2nd Pro sail still in good condition as per worlds 2018.
One sport sail and battens in very good condition.
Hull in very good condition with one small dent in the side (dent from new).
Top Cover: Bespoke Poly cotton breathable, will not fade.
Trolley original collapsible aluminium
Dual Centerboard and Rudder bag: Bespoke with extra padding.
Regulation length floating painter.
Upgraded toe straps (more padding and wider).
Spares: Centre Board (leaks), Mast bottom section.

GCSE

RS Feva sailing this year will be restricted to Sunday club racing at YDSC, as I focus on my GCSEs this summer.

Our focus for competition will be on the RS Feva World Championships taking place (21/07/2020 - 25/07/2020) in Travemunde, Germany.

Tilda has a very busy season with the Tera and Feva but for the next two weekends is focusing on her dancing with a performance at Harrogate convention centre. Other than her national squad weekends, spring champs in Feva and Tera, Tilda will be taking on the Nationals in Torbay and the RS Tera Europeans also in Travemude just before the RS Feva Worlds.

Bad Tactics Sailing has a massive training schedule in the Feva after GCSE’s being written up by my Dad that will involve 3 weeks in a row of hard training, 2 weeks off then another weekend on prior to Tilda shipping out to Germany.

ALL THE BEST TILDA.

 

2020 sailing schedule

Beth

RS Feva Spring Champ

RS Feva Grand Prix 3

RS Feva Worlds

RS 200 Nationals

Laser 4.7 North East Younth Championships

RS Feva Worlds 2020-2021 New Zealand

move to Laser 4.7 for 2021

Tilda

RS Feva Spring Champ

RS Tera Spring Champs

RS Feva Grand Prix 3

RS Tera Nationals Torbay

RS Tera Europeans Germany

RS Feva Worlds

RS Tera End of Seasons

Move to RS Feva helm

Beth 2019: 2nd RS Tera National

Tilda 2019: Girls World title RS Tera Sport

RS Feva Training

RS feva winter training at Draycote Water Sailing Club Lots of wind and very cold but they all worked so hard - so dedicated. Was dark when we came off the water today. The sailors made this video with the help of a stolen @British Sailing Team voice over! Millie Irish did the hard work of editing to get this video to you!

Posted by Steve Irish Coaching on Sunday, 15 December 2019

Brass Monkey Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

Colin and Oli Murray successfully defended their grip on the Yorkshire Dales Brass Monkey after sailing their Norfolk Punt to victory in the third event of the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series.

https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/225310/Murrays-mint-another-Monkey

RS Feva Grand Prix 1

A couple of weeks ago, Tilda an I jumped back into the RS Feva for the Grand Prix at Draycote water. The conditions were very light and fluky making it really hard to read the winds. The wind was blowing over a hill then through a group of trees causing the wind to dispersed when it hit the water.

We didn’t start the regatta as hoped with some very bad races however, we believe that this has a lot to do with not sailing together for a large period of time so we needed to get used to sailing together again. This progressed for the majority of the regatta. As we began to regain our confidence in the boat.

Due to a poor wind forecast on Sunday, they planned to do 5 races on Saturday. Our first three results we disappointing as we got a 21st, 28th and 31st. We knew we were a lot more capable than this we talked about what was going wrong and improved our results. In the 4th race, we had a couple of minutes with heavier winds. Before the 5th race, we changed our rig because the winds began to pick up and we managed to get plaining downwind, which was a lot of fun. On the last upwind leg, we were gaining on the lead boat but didn’t quite catch up but still secured a 6th and a 3rd.

Overall, it was a very good regatta as we got used to sailing the boat again but we knew we had more in us and believed we could have done a lot better than our finishing place of 17th. Since this regatta, Tilda and I have been training and enjoying sailing the boat again. We are both looking forward to our next regatta.

Results – https://www.sailwave.com/results/UKRSFevaClass/GP119Draycote.htm

RS Tera Pro Nationals 2019

Photo credits: WS Photography / Tera Photos

From 24th August – 26th August I competed in the RS Tera Nationals at Brightlingsea SC. I decided to do this event for fun and to sail the boat one last time, I was expecting to be mid-fleet due to lack of practice.

On Friday afternoon, I went out with Esme Barraclough to do some training to familiarise the boat after not sailing it for a year. The training consisted of learning how to rig and de-rig the boat all over again, tacks, gybes, upwind and downwind.

When I first went out, I was really uncomftable in the boat and struggling to maneuver. However, as training progressed, I began to improve, felt more controlled and began to master the roll tacks and gybes.

On Saturday 24th August, the competion began. The conditions were very difficult due to the light winds and tidal area. The weather was really hard to read due to the tide there were many advantages coming from being able to lee bow the tide – creating a lift, however, this didn’t always work. On the first start, unfortunately, I was over after pushing the line too hard. Thankfully it was a blue peter do I was able to sail back over the line and continue the race. At the first windward mark, I was near the back of the fleet but constanly gaining. I managed to Finish the race 7th which gave me a confidene boost as I knew I was able to get a better result with a better start. At the end of the day, I was lying in 3rd with a 7th, 7th, 3rd and 4th.

Day 2 – the races were very close between the whole fleet, with some sailors achieving what they wanted and others not. The conditions were very similar to the first day, but with some larger gusts. For three of the races I was 1st at the windward mark however due to a lack of time on the water, I was loosing out a little on the downwind legs. I didn’t let this affect me, I recapped on what I thought I did wrong and spoke to my coach for the event, Sophie Johnstone. For the majority of the races you were able to just about lee bow the tide, but due to the shifty winds, I decided to play it safe and short tack on the shifts throught the tide roughly up the middle of the course which seemed to pay all day. At the end of day 2, I was lying in 3rd but now only 1 point behind 2nd but 4th hot on my stern.

Day 3 and it was all to pay for. The tide was in our favour upwind today as it was going out. However, this lead to a lot of general recalls due to some boats being pushed over the line. I managed to beat 2nd and 4th in both races, PUTTING ME INTO 2ND OVERALL!

I secured two 2nds on the last day and after some very tight races, the event was already over.

Alice Davies one the pro fleet by a 20 points – it’s safe she made the least mistakes throughout the regatta. I was very pleased that I finished with all top 10 results and second overall. Matthew won the Sport fleet with all by 3 points with Toby Smith right behind him. Due to some good results from the Yorkshire Dales SC sailors, we won the club trophy again, after winning it at the Inland Championships.

To conclude, it was very enjoyable regatta and an amazing feeling to be back in the Tera for the last.

Results – https://uk.rstera.org/index.asp?p=results&id=109

RS Feva World Championships 2019

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Photo credits https://www.digitalsailing.co.uk

In July, Eilish Graham and I competed in the RS Feva World Championships In Follonica, Tuscany, Italy. The event lasted 5 days with 6 qualifying races and 8 fleeted races. This world championship was the largest RS Feva World Championships with 200 boats entered and 400 competitors, 99% children. Due to the numbers, there was a qualifying series that lasted 2 days and consisted of 6 races.

At the beginning of the qualifying series, you were given a flight that you would compete in for that day. The aim of the qualifying series was to allow everyone to race against one another in order for the final series to be fleeted by ability.

Unfortunately, Eilish and I were put into two hard flights meaning that our results weren’t as good as other people due to not sailing together very much. This lead to us ending up in the silver which neither of us was pleased about. However, the following day we went into the Final series with the aim to win, but not everything went in our favour.

The conditions throughout the regatta were very consistent, there were light winds and minimal tides. This was good as you were able to grasp what was advantageous and disadvantages.

The first day of the final series was a good start to the regatta, we were able to pick out the bias side of the course and punch through the waves. In the first race, we ended up 13th which we knew we were able to improve on. Our 2nd race was by far the best race of the regatta. We followed an Italian boat around the windward mark and slowly began catching them up on the tight reach. We lost a bit of ground downwind as they were lighter than us but we didn’t let that stop us. On the upwind beat, we fought our hardest and managed to overtake the Italians and continue taking ground away from them for the rest of the upwind beat. By the end of the race, we were half a leg ahead of the Italians. At the end of the day, we were in 1st place in the silver fleet, with a 13th, 1st and 6th.

Day 2 of the final series didn’t go as we wanted. Our races got worse throughout the day and we both thought we had blown it. However, this wasn’t the case, we had only dropped down to 2nd place. Due to the wind being pretty consistent and not much tide it was hard to make advantages but quite easy to lose out. At the end of the day, we had a 6th, 16th and 21st. We both knew that this wasn’t our strongest day of the regatta and that we needed to sail our best in the last 2 races.

The final day finally came and we had a massive problem in the last race. Our rig tension came off! Due to having no rig tension, we had no pointing ability and we ended up rounding the mark 2nd to last. On the reach, we tried to gain as much room on other boats ahead but we weren’t that successful. On the downwind, we took a risk and broke away from the fleet to try to get clean air. While sailing downwind, Eilish added a purchase to the forestay to help pull it on downwind. To do this, I had to take the spinnaker as well as pumping the main sheet down the back of the waves. This was very difficult but Eilish was done quickly and we continued with the race. Even though we had a bad last race our first race wasn’t too bad but after the disaster, we were expected to drop a couple of positions. Thankfully, we only dropped one place and still ended ip in 3rd place. On the last day, we had an 11th and 31st

Well done to Raulf Berry and Olly Peeters who took home the Title of RS Feva World champions, while Olympian Simon Cooke and Osker Masfen won the competition, but weren’t allowed to take the title because Simon Cooke is over the age of 18.

Results gold fleet – https://www.rsfeva.org/docs/FINALGOLD.pdf

Results silver fleet – https://www.rsfeva.org/docs/RSFEVAWorldsSilverFinal.pdf

Results bronze fleet – https://www.rsfeva.org/docs/FinalBRSFevaWCFollonica2126July2019BRONZE8p2607.pdf

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