Please select your home edition
Edition
Hyde Sails 2017 Dinghy Show
Product Feature
RS Feva
RS Feva

Free UK Cadet class training weekend at Alton Water next weekend

by Neil Collingridge 11 Jun 2018 11:39 BST 16-17 June 2018
The Cadet class are holding a free training weekend at Alton Water on 16-17 June © UKNCCA

Next weekend the UK National Cadet Class is hosting a rather special FREE training weekend at Alton Water. If you've got a Cadet you really should try to be there. Temporary UKNCCA membership is available.

The idea, brainwave of UKNCCA Chairman, Doug Targett, is to let cadet sailors of all standards learn and hone skills in a non-pressured environment with on the water coaching, rules workshops, judging seminars. Up to 6 races will be held but deliberately incorporating multiple practice starts, feedback from our class race officer Arky, and with RYA coach Tom Mallendine, British Sailing Team 470 Helm, Amy Seabright, and ex Cadets Lucy Terkelsen and Scarlett Anderson all on hand to give advice and encouragement. The GBR 2018 Cadet Worlds Team will be sailing but would appreciate as much competition as the class can throw at them in preparation for Bodstedt in Germany later in the Summer.

Alongside this format we will have a Bosun in attendance to help with any boat set up issues, Class measurers to sign off any equipment required and there will be opportunities for parents to get trained themselves on mark laying, assisting with race management etc. The RYAs High Performance Manager Paul Wren will be in attendance to answer questions about transitioning to youth classes or pathway support.

Alton Water is a lovely reservoir close to the A12 in Suffolk and is easily accessible. There is camping available on site and already plans are being hatched for some barbecue action on Saturday night.

If you fancy doing the legendary Waldringfield Cadet Open 2 weekends later that's only 20 minutes away and arrangements can be made to leave boats to save trailing them all the way home.

So there really is something for everyone. You don't need to be a travelling squad sailor, you just need enthusiasm for this wonderful little Junior Class - whatever your level help will be on hand and we hope you come away thinking for the cost of half a tank of petrol it's been a cracking weekend. If you are coming please email us on . You don't even need to be there both days... so there's no excuse really!

Related Articles

Zhik Cadet Worlds Qualifier at Grafham Water
High winds during the Clemensen Nautilus Memorial Trophy What an extraordinary weekend of weather Grafham Water served up as the last of the Spring Series to determine this summer's British Team for the 53rd Cadet World Championships in Poland. Posted on 9 May
Zhik Cadet Alf Simmond Trophy at Weymouth
Storm Hannah forces some sailors to do GCSE revision The Cadet Class Spring Series to decide the UK World Team for this summer's World Championships in Poland rolled into Portland just as Storm Hannah decided also to roll into town and vent its fury across the South Coast. Posted on 4 May
Cadets at the Waldringfield Easter Egg
Large chocolate prizes a considerable motivation With forecasts of 23oC and a moderate breeze, the annual Easter Egg regatta had all the makings of a fantastic event. Large chocolate prizes was a considerable motivation amongst the fleet and pushed everyone to sail their best. Posted on 27 Apr
Zhik Cadet Spring Series at Stone
Racing for the Peter Scott Trophy The first of the Cadet Class Spring Series for the Peter Scott Trophy sponsored by Zhik kicked off at Stone on the River Blackwater over the weekend of 6/7 April. Posted on 10 Apr
Cadets at Frensham
28 teams in Hampshire for first event on the 2019 circuit The first Cadet event of the 2019 season kicked off in style at Frensham Pond on 23rd March. Great to see 28 Cadets on the water from 5 different clubs including a Regatta fleet of 15 boats which is an amazing turnout. Posted on 6 Apr
Enjoyment is key factor in making children active
Children who are active and enjoy it are happier and more resilient Survey of over 130,000 children and young people reveals that enjoyment above all is the strongest driver of children and young people's activity levels – simply understanding the health benefits of being active isn't enough. Posted on 21 Mar
Netherlands Easter Regatta registration open
This is not your average Cadet race! This is the traditional opening of the season of the Cadet sailing competition in the Netherlands. And you are invited! Posted on 20 Mar
The Beast is starting to stir!
Open series based in the East of England for 13 to 17 year olds After a successful inaugural year in 2018, Season 2 of The Beastie Tour is on it's way. Posted on 17 Mar
Champions crowned at SA Youth Champs
Champions crowned at 2019 South Australian Youth Championships After moderate sea breeze conditions on the first day and even lighter northerly winds on the final day, the SA Youth Champs are now in the books with the champions crowned across the five classes. Posted on 10 Mar
Stage is set for exciting SA Youth Champs
At Adelaide Sailing Club this weekend South Australia's youth sailors are getting set for their marquee event this weekend, as the 2019 South Australian Youth Championships get under way at Adelaide Sailing Club on Saturday. Posted on 6 Mar