The sailing season started this week at Downside School, and it’s always a popular option for many pupils.

The School is a full member of the Bristol Corinthians Sailing Club which is located at the Cheddar Reservoir in Somerset. The club is affiliated to the RYA and pupils have access to a wide range of water sport activities there, including sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Dinghy sailing takes place on Thursday afternoons, as well as forming part of the extensive and varied social program on offer at weekends.

Downside has an excellent fleet of Topaz Argo sailing dinghies – provided for the School care of the Downside Annual Fund – and, for those pupils who wish to progress and either enter sailing races or gain qualifications from the RYA, including Instructor Award, the Royal Navy section of the Downside CCF is open to all.

Click here to see the full range of Wider Curriculum options available at Downside.

To find out more about Downside CCF (including the wide variety of very cost-effective residential courses during holiday periods), please email Mr Pollard.