Plan for world-class sailing school in Plymouth to train next generation of champions

A round the world yachtsman has revealed plans to create a world-class sailing school in Plymouth that he hopes will turn out the next generation of champions.

Conrad Humphreys plans to create an academy of young sailors capable of competing against the best in the world’s biggest ocean races, including the Vendée Globe.

The Plymouth-based sailor, 41, has established a new sailing base at the former Royal Marines Commando base at Turnchapel in Plymouth.

The site – formerly RM Turnchapel – complete with old naval buildings and paraphernalia, was bought by Yacht Haven Ventures earlier this year after the MoD moved 539 Assault Squadron to a brand new amphibious warfare centre at Devonport.

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