Adriana Penruddocke, Nancy Rickmann, Jade Smith, and Moriah Wheddon have all completed a course and qualified as Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Start Windsurfing Instructors under the watchful eyes of Simon Winkley RYA Windsurf Trainer, and RYA Windsurf Trainer Moderator Tris Best.
Best said, “Since March 2020 during the Easter Holidays, Bermuda’s first RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor course had been planned but then put on hold due to the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.
Recently we had 4 candidates, including 3 local Bermudians, take part in the 5-day course run at one of our Royal Yachting Association Accredited (RYA) recognized training centers.
This course was run by an RYA Windsurfing Trainer and moderated at the end, by an independent RYA Windsurfing trainer.
All 4 candidates, Adriana Penruddocke, Nancy Rickmann, Jade Smith, and Moriah Wheddon qualified as RYA Start Windsurfing Instructors. This is a great achievement to help to bring RYA to start Windsurfing to the island and encourages others to try this fun sport.”