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Sailing: Squad performs well at RS Feva National Championships

Sailing: Squad performs well at RS Feva National Championships

A group of talented sailors performed well at a high-profile national competition over the half term break.

The Rydal Penrhos contingent travelled to Abersoch Sailing Club to compete at the RS Feva National Championships, which saw them test their skills against some of the best young talent anywhere in the country.

The newly formed team of Year 8 pupil Llion Morris and Prep School Senior Prefect Fflur Pierce, who had joined forces just a fortnight before the prestigious competition, managed to come 17th overall in the silver fleet despite their inexperience in a competitive environment as a partnership.

This came as a result of some intensive training from programme coach Dan Rippon, in addition to a pair of days under the guidance of provision head Max Todd immediately prior to the event.

Another positive performance came from Year 7 pupil Liam Farrell, who demonstrated his enormous potential once again to qualify for the gold fleet, where he finished a creditable 33rd.

The talented Year 6 team of Freddie MacLaverty and Keira Luke also gave a very good account of themselves in testing conditions, eventually finishing 32nd in the silver fleet to round off a very encouraging competition from a Rydal Penrhos perspective.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This was a very positive display from our young sailors against older and more experienced opposition, and this experience will serve them extremely well throughout the summer.

“They have all worked very hard on a consistent basis to improve their craft at every opportunity, and this is something that they deserve an enormous amount of credit.”

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