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Cadet Week

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Cadet Week has always been very popular at the club and in 2020 we ran 2 smaller cadet weeks so that we could comply with Covid Restrictions whilst still meeting the needs of our junior members.We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for 2 cadet weeks in 2021.

In order to book places on cadet week your club membership must have been paid for 2021 otherwise we will not be able to process your booking. If there are financial reasons why you haven't been able to renew your membership or if you need to set up a payment plan for membership or cadet week please contact us to discuss how we can help.

As always, our sessions are 3hrs long and you are booking 5 x 3hour sessions. Parents must remain on site at the club for the duration of session. Alternative sailing related activities are provided if there is adverse weather.

Cadet week 1 - Monday 2ndAugust to Friday 6thAugust

Lake group morning sessions
09:30 -12:30 Bronze Group
09:30 -12:30
Silver Group

Lake group afternoon sessions
13:30 -16:30 Gold Group - nearly full!
13:30 - 16:30 (Novice Group - We hope to be able to confirm this and open bookings on 12thApril)

Sea Groups

Group 1: New to The Sea Group - run in Double Handers (2-person boats)

Group 2: Sea Racing Group

Group 3: Diamond Group - fully booked!

Session times change daily to take account of tide times. The booking form shows high water times

Mon
12:00-15:00
Tues
13:30-16:30
Wed
14:30-17:30
Thur
15:30-18:30
Fri
16:30-19:30


Presentations are planned for 10am on Saturday 7thAugust (subject to no Covid restrictions being in place by then)
 

Cadet Week 2 Monday 16thAugust to Friday 20th August

After lots of interest from members we will be going ahead with our second cadet week this summer! All sessions for week 2 will be run on the lakes.

Morning sessions
09:30-12:30
Silver Group
09:30-12:30
Racing Group
Afternoon sessions
13:30 -16:30 Gold Group
13:30 -16:30 (Novice Group - We hope to be able to confirm this and open bookings on 12thApril)
13:30 -16:30 Bronze Group

Presentations are planned for 10am on Saturday 21stAugust (subject to all Covid restrictions being lifted by then!)

What group should I book my child in to?

Here is some general guidance as to the standard of sailing we would like in each group. It may be that your child stays in one group for more than one year. The focus for cadet week is on enjoyment and fun on the water whilst building confidence, friendships and sailing skills. It isnt designed to follow a set syllabus or criteria but we do always see great improvement in our sailors as the week progresses.

These are the different groups that we operate for our cadet weeks and our kick-start week: 

Novice: no experience needed

Bronze: approximately stage 2* standard, able to sail a shallow triangle  

Silver: confident stage 2/3* sailor, able to sail upwind and downwind, know how to rig an Oppie and/or Topper, capsize and recover)

Gold: approximately stage 3*,some understanding of race controls & boat tuning, able to sail in most conditions, understanding of wind direction)

Diamond: Hybrid Gold/Sea group; meaning if the weather is good, they could sail on the sea but if wind to strong move to the Lake (example: an experience of regular sailing & racing, able to right a Topper in most conditions, water confident, understand race controls & boat tuning but need more confidence on the Sea)

Sea Topper Race group: (example: an experience of regular sailing, some experience of racing, able to right a Topper in most conditions, water confident, understand race controls & boat tuning)

Double Handers (example: 12yrs - 16yrs been sailing in Silver group previously but now too big for a Topper, want to think about becoming a future instructor and need double hander experience, already crew in a double hander and want to hone helming skills OR enjoy sailing and want company when racing)

*it is not essential to hold RYA Youth Sailing Scheme qualifications to take part in cadet week, they are for guidance only.

To explore availability and to book a place follow this link to the Cadet Week booking calendar.

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Last updated 4:05pm on 21 June 2021

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