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Cadet Update - 22 October 2014

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Cadet Update - 22 October 2014

Dear Cadets and Cadet Parents,

Last Weekend (18th October)

The Cadets put 4 boats on the water last weekend.  The wind was so strong that 3 of the Cadets used cut down sails.   Sophie (trainer) instructed the Cadets in rigging for strong winds and the use of a double tack instead of a gybe, which was practised many times on the blow of a whistle.  We then had a number of start-line race starts which after adding a “start-line box” made large improvements to the Cadets position at race start.  Poppy managed to demonstrate to all that a good start makes all the difference to a race out-come.  We finished the day with a pursuit race anti-clockwise around the pink buoys on the whole lake.  Feedback was that the “big pink” is a popular way of ending a training session.

This Weekend (25th October) - Stradling Youth Trophy & Season End Cadet Trophy

The weather this weekend is subject to the high pressure sitting to the south giving us fair weather with winds of 10-18mph and some sunshine so great weather for racing.

There will be 4 races over the whole day, with separate starts for the main fleet and the juniors. The races are general handicap, and don't forget to sign on.

2 races back to back at 11am for the main fleet using class flag Z, 2 races back to back at 11:05 for the juniors using class flag Y and then after lunch, 2 more races back to back with the junior start being 5 minutes later. Please see the Notice Of Race and Sailing Instructions for more details.

Can all Cadets be rigged and ready for 1000hrs and I will get the Race Officer to give a brief on the race and flags that will be used.

Cadet AGM - 25th October @ 1100 - 1200hrs

The Cadet AGM will start at 11am and should last no more than an hour. This is your chance to give your feedback and also volunteer for the various roles.

The agenda is:

  • Summary of our achievements this year - Yunus 
  • Financial Report - Ian
  • Dutyman Report - Tony
  • Nominations for key roles
  • Outline what is happening next year - Yunus
  • AOB

Current Post Holder

Cadet Captain                                                                           

Yunus  Jannaty               

Cadet Treasurer

Ian Buswell

Dutyman Manager - to manage Dutyman                          

Tony Goodrich        

Lead Trainer/Organiser - to organise training by internal and external coaches

Yunus Jannaty               
Lead Galley Coordinator - To manage the galley rota/processes especially the Cadet Open                            

Olwynne Goodrich (Open)                             

Race Coaches - Parents with some sailing experience to get qualified as a Race Coach (takes one weekend) - we need about 4 to share the work load

Yunus Jannaty/ Andrew Wallace                                                    
Race Officers - We need about 4 to run simple Cadet races through out the year.     

Yunus Jannaty / Andrew Wallace                            

Duty Managers - We need at least 4 parents to know how to open/close the club and take on the Duty Manager for the club to share the work load

Yunus Jannaty                                        

Cadet Bosun - looks after and maintains the Club boats

Jim Hynes

Marketing/Merchandise/Clothing Rep

Jo Neale (clothing)

Child Protection Office

James Quekett

Duties this weekend

This weekend we have the Stradling Trophy combined with good weather we should see a good turnout. We also have 420's for all and the Cadet AGM. I believe Pam is doing galley but may need our help so please help where you can - thanks in advance.

Sat 25 Oct 2014   Cadet Race Day 5  
  Safety 1 11:00 David Lane
  Safety 2 11:00 James & Karen Bowers
  Responsible Adult 11:00 Scott Ballentyne
  Race Officer 11:00 Lewis Lane

26th Oct - Ice Warrior Trophy

The Cadet Ice Warrior Trophy is a closely contested trophy and the cadet races will be part of the main club Frostbite Series that starts on Sun 26th Oct to Sun 154th Dec. There are 2 races per day with 16 races in total with 8 races needed to qualify. Remember, any cadets entering will require dedicated safety cover so parents will have to volunteer - this is additional to your required duties.

1st Nov - Drysuits/ Full Wetsuits 

Club rules state that after 31st Oct, full length wetsuits or drysuits must be worn until 1st April. This will be important for Cadets taking part in the Frostbite series with the aim of winning the Cadet Ice Warrior trophy. To find out what you should wear over winter click here  (courtesy of Parkstone YC).

Practical Coaching Sessions for aspiring Coaches/Instructors 

On Sat 1st November there is at Bowmoor SC practical sessions with RYA Instructors to learn about becoming a race coach/ dinghy instructor with practical skill sessions. You don’t have to be instructors, if they are an AI or are thinking of becoming an instructor they would also be welcome. The cost is only £15 and is an ideal opportunity to have a go to see what is it like being a coach. Contact Tony Wood, RYA Regional Dev Officer Tel: 07876 330374.

There is an additional session on Sat 8th Nov at Bristol Corinthian YC - again please contact Tony Wood.

7/8/9 Nov - Safety Boat Course (PB Level 3)

There is a Safety Boat course scheduled for 7/8/9 Nov at the club at a cost of only £80. This is an excellent opportunity to really build on your PB level 2.

29 November - End of Year Prize Giving/Tudor Feast

A fantastic end to the sailing year with lots of trophies for Cadets to be awarded - the event will be at the club so please book early otherwise you will miss out because of limited tickets.

Pam is now taking bookings for the ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING/TUDOR FEAST. Date: 29th November. Time: 6.30 for 7pm meal. Venue: Clubhouse SCSC. Cost: £20 per adults and cadet sailors of any age for only £12.50. Some Ale and wine available on each table included in the price.

Special Offer: If cadet sailors serve then they can eat for free so please let Pam know asap.

A Tudor Feast consists of several "removes" and involves a large number of dishes. I advise "eat very little that day before attending".

Book with Pam Weeks: 01793 762962 or e-mail:

Places for the Tudor Feast are very restricted so please book early. Non Refundable Payment on booking please. Closing date for booking: 15th November 2014. 



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