Liam’s strong finish at RS Feva National Championships
June 7, 2021

Rydal Penrhos pupil Liam Farrell secured an outstanding finish at the RS Feva National Championships.

As our Year 7 pupils get set for their long-awaited return to the water today (Monday), Rydal Penrhos has some exciting news to share from a talented young sailor at a prestigious national competition.

Liam Farrell, who is a Year 9 pupil at the school, paired up with Felix Stewart at the UK RS Feva 2021 National Championship, which took place from Saturday 29 May to Tuesday 1 June at Hayling Island Sailing Club and featured some of the brightest young prospects from across the country.

This represented a significant challenge for the duo, but one they responded to with their customary determination on their way to an exceptional series of runs throughout the weekend.

A total of 85 pairs entered the competition, with Liam and Felix ending the championships with a superb fourth-place finish as a result of their efforts.

They were just one spot away from a podium finish to further enhance their growing reputation across the circuit.

Liam has been at Rydal Penrhos throughout his entire education and has developed encouragingly across all areas of school life. He is a strong academic who developed a real talent for sailing from an early age, following in the footsteps of brothers Kevin and Eddie on his way to national recognition.

The pupil has been part of RYA Cymru Wales sailing squads for a number of years and was recently selected to the Royal Yachting Association’s Regional Training Group – Feva (North) squad, for their 2020/21 winter coaching initiative.

In addition to his sailing exploits, Liam has achieved academic success in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s challenges, is a gifted musician and has also assisted Eirias Hockey Club in Colwyn Bay to secure a coveted North Wales Championship in 2020.

As one of the very few schools in the UK able to teach sailing and water-sports as part of our enhanced school curriculum for pupils from Year 3 to Year 8, Rydal Penrhos offers certification at RYA Level 1-4 and beyond; Sailing with Spinnakers, Performance Sailing, Seamanship Skills and powerboat courses up to Level 2.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos congratulates Liam on a marvellous achievement – one that he should rightfully be very proud of.


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