A number of pupils at a Colwyn Bay school have received national call-ups for Welsh sailing squads.
No fewer than five pupils from Rydal Penrhos School have been selected for the Welsh RS Feva National squad and the RYA Cymru-Wales Youth 29er squad, with winter training programmes set to begin next month.
The successful brother duo of Eddie and Kevin Farrell, in Years nine and eight respectively, have been selected to the Welsh RS Feva National Squad.
In addition the pair have also been chosen for the Northern UK RS Tera squad for their native Ireland for the second consecutive year.
Rydal Penrhos pupils and brothers Eddie and Kevin Farrell have received Welsh call-ups to the RS Feva National Sailing squad
Father Ed Farrell, said: “This is a great achievement for both of them as they have only just started sailing in the RS Feva, but they have already proven to have significant potential in the double handed boat, and they are both delighted to receive the call-up.”
Joining them in the RS Feva national squad are Ewan Luke and Zac Blomeley, both aged 14, who impressed selectors by winning the RS Feva class at the recent Welsh Zones event in Bala.
This is Ewan’s third year with the squad, while it will be Zac’s second year with the team.
Rounding off the national picks for Rydal Penrhos is Daisy Lee-Browne, who will join up with the RYA Cymru-Wales Youth 29er squad after a number of eye-catching performances in recent months.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “A huge congratulations goes to all five sailors on their Welsh squad selections, and I am confident that they have the talent to really contribute over the coming months.
“Our sailing programme is something we are very proud of here at Rydal Penrhos, and it is fantastic to see all their hard work being recognised at a national level.”