Cadet Week this year will run from 31 May to 4 June. Sailors aged 8 upwards will cover their RYA stages as well as having lots of fun and games on the water with qualified RYA instructors. If you have a rough idea of what experience your sailor has, and what stage you think would be most appropriate for them, then please do indicate this on your application. We will allocate cadet sailors to RYA Stages once we know who has applied. We plan to run Stages 1-4 inclusive, as well as some seamanship and start racing, depending on the level of interest.
Stages 1 and 2
For complete beginners, these stages introduce the basics of steering, launching, tacking, controlling speed and avoiding collisions. Children might typically sail optimists or toppers at this level.
We recommend that children do practise before going to Stage 3 from Stage 2, especially if they have had a break from sailing over the winter. This stage builds on what has already been learned and introduces rigging, capsize technique and some theory. After the course the child should be able to sail around a triangular course in moderate conditions.
This course refines technique and expands knowledge to include sailing a double handed dinghy and acting as both crew and helm, recovering a man overboard dummy and picking up a mooring. By this stage your child should be capable of joining a club race and can move on to take the Youth Improvers and Advanced courses.
Use of boats
Club boats will be available for hire, you must book and pay for these at the point of booking. For Stage 1 and 2 these will be Oppis or Toppers. For Stage 4 we will be using the Fevas. If you're not sure which boat then please ask!
We will be accepting sailors on to cadet week on a first come first served basis (if sufficient boats are available). Be aware that we will require payment in full before places are allocated due to the demand for places. We will have to limit the number of places to 18 in the first instance. If possible we will extend the numbers, a wait list will be in place.
|Event Date||30/05/2022 9:30 am|
|End Date||02/06/2022 4:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||19/04/2021 6:00 pm|
|Cut off date||27/05/2022|