Sailing

Blundell’s is perfectly placed in mid Devon to be surrounded by brilliant sailing opportunities that we are involved in all year round.

From April through to October the sailors use the facilities at Sailexmouth. Within an hour of leaving Blundell’s pupils can be dinghy sailing in the Exe Estuary. The instructors at Sailexmouth tailor the tuition to the needs of the pupil and ensure that each are progressing and being taught towards passing their next level of RYA dinghy sailing qualification. Those pupils more qualified, experienced and competent can sail freely (within the identified safety zones) having access at all states of the tide.

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SailingShore-based work

We also take part in competitive sailing by competing in Regattas during the Summer Term.

Throughout the winter months we move to SeaSports SW based in Teignmouth where pupils have the chance to complete a range of theoretical shore based RYA courses. All of which lead to RYA certification in topics such as VHF/DSC Marine Radio operation, Essential Navigation and Seamanship, First Aid and Sea Survival.