Cadet

Class Captain's

Steph Videlo

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The Frensham Pond Cadet fleet is one of the most competitive in the country. The club has Volvo RYA Champion Club status for youth sailing and the Cadet class is heavily involved with this.

(For more information see the Champion Club pages or the RYA youth site.)

 

Events At Frensham:

Frensham hosts two main Cadet events per year: An open meeting, usually in April and “October Training” which is 4 intensive days of training from professional RYA coaches, every Saturday in October. Both events are open to both club and visiting Cadets.

The Cadets at Frensham train every Saturday and the normal programme for the day is as follows:

 

09.30

Briefing with boats and crew ready to go (10am Winter Nov-March)

10.00

Coaching Session

11.45

Personal Handicap Race

12.45

Return ashore for lunch

13.45

Debrief

14.00

Back on the water for Pre-Race warm up

14.40

Club Handicap Race

15.30

Finished for the day

 

Monthly Training Program

The general aim of the program is to help build sailing and boat handling skills for the helm/crew team and to use those skills to develop and improve our dinghy racing ability.

As we approach the big racing events we intend to focus on the finer points of boat racing to try and improve racing skills adapted to cope with the bigger fleet so that all sailors can achieve to the best of their ability.

Areas to be covered and dates will all be notified by email, website or on the Class Notice Board within the club as we progress through the year.

 

The  Class Boat 

The UK National Cadet Class Association - www.cadetclass.org.uk

Chris Green (Administrator)

15 Marlborough Avenue, Tillingham, Essex, CM0 7TH

Tel: 07825 978727 

 

The Cadet is 3.2 metres in length and uses 3 sails - mainsail, jib and spinnaker. The boat is an established racing design for two novice/experienced junior sailors aged between 8 and 17 years old. In recent years low maintenance fibreglass versions have replaced the traditional wooden construction.

Prices vary from £200 for an old, wooden Mk1 or 2, which will need lots of loving care and attention, up to £3000 for a brand new fibreglass Mk4. Many older wooden boats are lovingly maintained to high competitive standards.

Numerous sailing superstars started in Cadets like Victoria and Emma Rawlinson, Sam Carter, Joe Glanfield, Adrian Stead, Nigel Barrow, Andrea Brewster, Pippa Wilson, Roger Gilbert and Nick Craig.