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Cadets at the RVYC

Who are the Cadet Coordinators?

For Sailing activities please contact Karen Osborne & Gillian Bamber . For Social activities please contact Amanda Lawrence & Jane Barrett Bellingham.

Who is this year's Cadet Captain?

Luke Sheridan and Alex Downer are the Cadet Captains and serve as the link between Cadets and the Cadet Coordinators. They have started canvassing cadets for their opinions on Club merchandise, activities and theory sessions, which will be included in both the summer and winter sessions.

They can be contacted on

What do our Cadets do?

Meeting throughout the year on a Friday evening, the winter time is taken up with social activities in the club house.

A programme of events for the winter season is published in advance including both Fitting Out and Laying Up Suppers, Capsize practice at the local swimming pool, Cadet Week, and Registration night.

Our first on water sailing session will be in early April and typically every other Friday dependant on tides until early September.

On the non sailing nights the groups may meet for short theory sessions (depending on instructor availability).

Who can join in?

Each Cadet will need to be a member of the club and be aged between 8 and 18 years.

Please be aware numbers are limited, before joining the club as a member, check there is availability with the cadet leaders.

What will you learn?

As an RYA Training establishment we follow the RYA training syllabus, all our leaders are qualified dinghy instructors.

Qualifications you will be able to gain are:

  • Youth Stages 1 to 4
  • Start Racing
  • Day Sailing
  • Seamanship
  • Sailing with Spinnakers
  • In addition we can also run Powerboat 2 courses for Cadets.


Last updated 13:02 on 12 October 2018

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