Unmissable Rydal Penrhos Easter RYA Sailing and Water Sport Courses Fast Approaching
March 21, 2023

Excitement is building as Rydal Penrhos looks forward to its Easter RYA Sailing and Water Sports Courses, which promise to be an unmissable opportunity for young open water enthusiasts from both in- and outside the school community.

Sailing and water sports are a fantastic way for children and young people to stay active, develop new skills and confidence, and make lasting memories. They have also been core constituents of the school’s sporting provision for many decades, with Rydal Penrhos producing a number of top sailors including Nick Pochin, who turned his experiences of circumnavigating the globe into the memoir ‘Poles Get Closer’.

Spearheading Rydal Penrhos’ sailing provision is its array of annual Easter RYA Sailing and Water Sport Courses, which provide a unique opportunity for young sailors to enjoy a range of exciting activities in a beautiful coastal setting.

From water confidence support to beach games and environmental appreciation, the courses are designed to cater to a wide range of interests and abilities. Participants can try their hand at sailing, windsurfing, and a variety of other water sports, all under the expert guidance of our experienced instructors, led by Sailing Principal Mrs Petrina Blomeley.

Not only are these courses a great way to learn new skills and have fun, but they also offer many benefits for children and young people. Sailing and water sports require focus, discipline, and teamwork, helping young people to develop important life skills and build their confidence. They also provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about the natural environment and develop an appreciation for the beauty of the Welsh coastline.

Rydal Penrhos School’s RYA-accredited sailing and water sport facility is ideally located just a short walk from the stunning North Wales coastline and the Irish Sea. The school is a leading destination for anyone interested in sailing and water sports, and the Easter courses are just the latest illustration of this.

The full list of courses is as follows:

  • Saturday 1 April to Wednesday 5 April: Beach and Sea Water Sport Days.
  • Thursday 6 April to Friday 7 April & Monday 10 April to Tuesday 11 April: RYA Stage 1-2 Sail or Windsurf.
  • Wednesday 12 April to Thursday 13 April: RYA Better Sail / Windsurf Progression.

Booking is now open for children and young people aged 7 to 17. Rydal Penrhos pupils can secure their place using the SchoolsBuddy app; local children and young people from outside the school can book using ClubsBuddy, available by clicking here.

The Easter RYA Sailing and Water Sport Courses are the latest evidence of Rydal Penrhos’ thriving water sports provision, which is set to enjoy a significant boost when the school moves into a new state-of-the-art base at Porth Eirias. This exciting development will bring many benefits for pupils, including enhanced facilities, more opportunities for outdoor education and extracurricular activities, and an even closer connection to the natural beauty of the Welsh coast.

We look forward to seeing many budding local sailors out on the waters over Rhos-on-Sea this Easter Holiday. If you would like to find out more information about Rydal Penrhos’ Easter RYA Sailing and Water Sport Courses, please contact senior@rydalpenrhos.com or telephone 01492 530 155.