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Knots above the rest...
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Richard "Taff" Owens
15 Years Coaching Experience
RYA Accredited Training Centre
First Class Equipment
Beautiful, Stunning Location

Superb Sailing
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Laser 4000
Laser Vago

• The Laser 5000 was the most exciting new boat to enter
the dinghy racing scene in the 1990’s. Not only does it offer
high performance adrenalin filled thrills, it is also allows different
size crews to compete equally for the first time. The Laser 5000
is a challenging boat to master but once tamed provides one of
the most exciting twin wire rides around today. If you want to
experience the thrill of twin wire helming or crewing there is a
Laser 5000 ready.


• The Laser 4000 for the team that like thrills and excitement,
this single trapeze boat has been one of the most popular and
challenging boats on the single wire scene. Responsive, fast
and competitive, sailing this boat will give an amazing buzz.


• The Laser Vago is a versatile dinghy that will introduce you to
a crewed, trapeze boat. The dinghy comes with a variety of
options, including a smaller, Dacron rig with a smaller spinnaker
to a larger Mylar rig complete with appropriate spinnaker. The
beauty of this dinghy is that if you prefer, it can also be
sailed single handed.

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First Aid & Sea Survival

Day Skipper Theory
Essential Nav & Safety

Dinghy Instructor

Advanced Instructor

Senior Instructor

Race Instructor

Bespoke Coaching

Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Performance Sailing Academy.  With full access to the Cleddau Estuary and Milford Haven Waterway, PPSA is located at Llanion Cove near Pembroke Dock.  With it’s team of dedicated and professional instructors, PPSA is able to deliver the complete range of RYA Dinghy Sailing Courses, including keelboat and multihull training and Powerboat Courses.  The experienced team of instructors can deliver tailored coaching and training to meet the sailing requirements of the individual at all levels, from beginner to accomplished club sailor.  This is achieved by using a range of coaching techniques to suit the learning styles of the individual sailors.

The staff of PPSA are led by the Chief Instructor, Richard (Taff) Owens who has gained many years of valuable coaching and high performance sailing experience and instruction through links with the Army Sailing Association, the Laser 5000 Class Association and RYA Cymru/Wales.  He has been the lead coach with the 5000 Class Association and has competed at European and National Level in this demanding and exciting skiff for the past 15 years.  More recently he has competed in the Laser 4000 at European Level.

PPSA will cater for entry level individual dinghy or high performance sailing needs, tailoring bespoke training for the club sailor and those who wish to improve their standard of competence.

As the leading RYA Training Centre in SW Wales, PPSA has a full programme; in addition to sailing, powerboat and shorebased courses, the Coaching team at the centre is able to deliver all elements of the RYA Dinghy Instructor pathway and Powerboat Instructor training.

The content of each course can be tailored to your individual requirements and will be based on:

  • Effective Communication

  • Building Client/Instructor Relationships

  • Professional and Effective Instruction

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