More News from the Cadets

The Cadet 2018 season will kick off for the majority of our young sailors with our annual Easter Egg Hunt – this year taking place at the Pond during our first Pond Session on Easter Sunday 1 April from 10am to 1pm.

Afterwards, we’ll be heading back to the Club to enjoy an Easter Sunday Carvery Lunch. The session will be open to River Sailors and Pond Sailors alike – we’d love to get all the Cadets together, both junior and senior, with some of the more seasoned sailors taking the newbies on the water for their first sailing of 2018.  And of course, there will be sweet treats for all! Please do book in for both sailing and lunch as it gives us a chance to prepare: Easter Sunday is the traditional start to our season and we’ll be able to talk to anyone with questions about the year ahead.

Our full programme is now published and available here.  As previously reported 2018 will see the now-regular Clare Series and the Hooper Cup (racing for both seniors and juniors, where we encourage younger children with coached races, adults or older Cadets with a younger crew, basically anyone else who would like to join in) together with a new Whitsun two-day regatta. These events are open to all abilities and we welcome members of other clubs.

And don't forget Cadet Week - the best week of the Summer Holidays, this year from 12-17 August.  Pop it in your diaries now!

This year we will be having a Cadet BBQ at Boro’ Waters – an afternoon session on the Pond for all-comers, followed by a feast of food.

You’ll see that the calendar contains a mix of river and pond sailing. The Pond encourages our younger members to become sailors for life by giving them a gentle introduction to sailing.  With encouragement and hard work, our Pondies are soon preparing to buy their own boats and head onto the river.

Volunteers of all ages and abilities for the pond or the river are always gratefully enlisted – we really do have a fun time and it’s such a rewarding job to watch the children progress and see their confidence fly. There are so many areas where you can volunteer, not necessarily only on the water. And we are always delighted to see our past and senior Cadets coming back to the pond to show the little ones how it’s done.

2018 is looking set to be the best yet – see you on the water very soon!