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Sailing

Sailing is a minor sport offered to boys and girls all year round on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

During these sessions at Burghfield Sailing Club in Theale, under the direction of the Berkshire Sail Training Centre, sailing theory, techniques and fitness are developed.

The aim of the Sailing Club is to take part in regional Championships held in the Summer term and Pangbourne predominantly races as a team in one of its six Firefly dinghies.

Pangbourne also has access to Argo dinghies, RS Feva dinghies and RS500s.

It is possible to gain some RYA Dinghy Qualifications, with help from the Training Centre, and Pangbourne sailors have frequently gained Instructor Awards.

Sailing is seen as a sport for life and participants are encouraged to continue with the sport after they have left Pangbourne.

Among the College’s alumni are Rodney Pattison and the late Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson who both won Olympic Gold Medals in sailing.