Reardon Smith Sailing Academy

Based in Cardiff, the Reardon Smith Nautical Trust aims to help young people fulfil their dreams of pursuing a career in the nautical and maritime industries by undergoing training in areas, such as Sailing, Powerboating, VHF Radio and Dinghy Instructing.

The charity has teamed up with Cardiff Harbour Authority to launch ‘The Reardon Smith Sailing Academy’, to give people who live in Cardiff the opportunity to enrol on sailing courses, with 95% off the fees. Taking place at Cardiff Sailing Centre on Cardiff Bay Barrage, the training is designed to equip students with life changing skills, and the ability and confidence needed to build a career in the maritime industry.

If sailing is your passion or you would like to gain or build on your nautical qualifications, then apply for this exciting opportunity today!

Please note that only people who reside in Cardiff are eligible to apply for the Reardon Smith Sailing Academy.

This application form is also available in Word format via email or post. Please contact us if you would like a copy.

Personal Details

First name(s) *
Surname *
Age *


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Telephone no *
Email address *
Secondary school, college or university you currently attend * (or previously attended):
Are you able to swim?

Abilities and experience

Please tell us why you think you would be a suitable candidate for the Reardon Smith Sailing Academy. Include details of any relevant employment, voluntary work, qualifications, training or leisure activities which support your application. * (200 words maximum. Use bullet points if you prefer)

What would you like to achieve from the Reardon Smith training? * (200 words maximum. Use bullet points if you prefer)

Character reference

Please can you provide details of a current or former teacher, course leader or employer who could supply a reference:
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