Cadets

Cadet Sailing

Cadet Sailing sessions provide our under 18 sailing members with a regular slot in the club sailing programme.  We hope to offer regular opportunities to get our younger members out on the water, put what you have been taught into practice, start racing and have some fun!  

It’s all about integration into the clubs main sailing programme, building on the good work of our Seamonkey Group which introduces and provides training for younger children.  We hope Cadets will provide a regular opportunity for our mostly now teenage sailors, to continue to enjoy our sport. 

Sessions take place throughout the sailing season and are usually held as part of the wider club Free Sail Sessions and Sunday dinghy racing series.  

Provisional Cadet Sailing Programme 2014

Date

Activity

Meet at:

Start

High Water (M)

High Water Time

Sat 3rd MAY

Free Sail  – supervised sailing session - opportunity to practice your skills

-       Practice launching and returning to a slipway.

-       Practice Race Starts  / Stern Chase / games

15:30

16:00

5.1

18:25

Sat 24th MAY

Free Sail – supervised sailing session - opportunity to practice your skills,

PLUS - “Shottie with a Yachtie” – Try a sail on a big boat with one of the Cruiser owners.

10:15

10:45

5.0

11:48

Sun 1st JUNE

1.    Brief talk in the function room…. introduction / reminder about the basic racing rules - what you need to know to start racing.

2.    Cadet Race Series - 1

Out on the water for the 1st race of the year!

14:30

16:00

5.1

18:01

Sun 15th JUNE

Free Sail – supervised sailing session - opportunity to practice your skills.

-       Dinghy mini cruise / BBQ.

14:00

15:00

5.8

17:12

Sat 21st JUNE

Free Sail  – supervised sailing session - opportunity to practice your skills

08:30

09:00

5.0

10:17

Sun 29th JUNE

Cadet Race 2

14:20

15:20

5.2

17:02

Sun 27th JULY

Cadet Race 3

13:00

14:00

5.2

16:07

Sun 10th AUG

Cadet Race 4

12:00

13:00

5.8

15:07

Fri 15th AUG

Free Sail  – supervised sailing session - opportunity to practice your skills

17:30

18:00

5.5

19:00

Sat 23rd AUG

CBC Regatta Day 1 of 2

(includes Cadet Class)

11:45

13:00

5.0

14:37

Sun 24th AUG

CBC Regatta Day 2 of 2

(includes Cadet Class)

12:00

13:00

5.1

15:13

Sun 31st AUG

Cadet Race 5

16:20

17:20

5.1

19:06

Sat 13th SEP

Cadet Race 6

15:40

16:40

5.8

06:04

Sun 28th SEP

Cadet Race 7

15:00

16:00

5.3

17:59

 

All the above dates are also published in the 2014 CBC Handbook.

Dates are subject to change or cancellation depending on weather conditions on the day.  As much notice will be given as possible – please check your email if the weather looks doubtful.   

Who is Cadets Aimed At?

 To take part in Cadet Sessions, you should be: 

- aged 10 to 17 yrs (approx, subject to experience).  

- have completed at least RYA Junior Stage 3 (or equivalent).

- have enough experience to safely launch, sail independently and return and recover a dinghy on the slipway.   

(Cadets must also be members of the Cramond Boat Club or be sailing as part of the Cramond Scouts activities). 

Safety

Cadet sessions are organised by the Cramond Boat Club and jointly run and supported by the Cramond Scouts.  Safety is key – there will always be safety boats on duty to provide supervision during Cadet Sessions.  Safety Boat Drivers are in charge on the water – what they say goes.  They will also be on hand at the start of the session to provide advice on if the conditions on the day are suitable for you to go sailing, depending on your level of skill/experience – if you are not sure if you should go out – please ask. 

Parents should note that although safety cover is provided on the water – parents are responsible for the safety, supervision and support of their own child whilst on land.    

Parental Support

Support from parents is essential.  There will be a rota for a parent to act as “beach master” to help launch and recover boats, and to be on hand – just in case anyone needs to come in early. 

In addition, parents of younger children should be available at the start and end of sessions to help them take boats to the slip and back if necessary.  Even though this age group have a little more experience - it’s still very difficult for the younger ones to recover a boat on the slipway and drag it back to the dinghy park, particularly when they are very cold and wet!  

That said – please encourage the kids to support each other as much as possible. 

Parents are actively encouraged to get involved - If you have an RYA Power Boat Level 2 or Safety Boat Certificate, and are willing to be included on a rota to provide Safety Boat cover, either as helm or crew, please email and let me know as soon as possible.

If you don’t have much experience, don’t worry – we will team you up with an experienced driver who will give you an opportunity to practice and build your skills. 

There may also be future opportunities for parents / helpers to undertake training to support the activities – let us know if you are interested and we will keep you informed about future training dates. 

Other Activities / Opportunities

Older more experienced Cadets are encouraged to take part in any of the Cramond Boat Club’s activities published in the Club handbook - these events are open to all members.  

Forms and Information Sheets

Cadet Dates 2014  (With Parent Helper Rota).pdf

Cadet Parent Helper Duties.pdf

Cadets Info and Application Form - 2014.pdf