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Seventy two new Year 7 pupils have taken part in a Sailing Week during the first half of this term, when morning lessons are replaced with time on the water. For those who are new to sailing, it is a chance to discover their sea-legs and for those who love sailing, an opportunity to demonstrate their skills. Working in groups of around six pupils, each receives five mornings of instruction under the expert guidance of the Director of Sailing, Andy Nutton and his team, in an RS Tera or Topper; working toward RYA Stages 1 to 3.

Andy Nutton, says, “Our Sailing Week is unique and the aim is to teach the basics of the sport and encourage team spirit as well as give each and every pupil the chance to try something that they may not have ever done before. The importance placed on sailing at the Royal Hospital School is a result of its rich maritime heritage; some pupils might continue to sail as their main sport while others may keep it up as hobby during their time at school.”

The Royal Hospital School is a coeducational boarding and day school for 11 to 18 years olds set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour. http://www.royalhospitalschool.org