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Cadet Camp - that went well

This year's cadet camp saw over a month's worth of sailing crammed into three days with extras thrown in too. The unexpected guest, probably the opposite of a Cadet, was a twenty man paddle board that featured in evening paddles and impromptu dance sets, as well as providing a novel addition to sailing exercises and races. With a shiny new DI ticket and fresh from the Channel Race, Harry Folkard delivered an impressive array of instruction ranging from one-on-one beginners to full on race training. The event scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday finally petered out after the Old George races on Saturday with spiral eyed parents and exhausted but happy cadets heading off to get some sleep. Over the week we also fast tracked some of the new but older cadets with plenty of helming and upped the on-water confidence of the juniors. The ever-growing 96 is seeing new friendships formed and weeks like this foster an amazing sense of community within the cadets and parents. A huge thank you to Jo Neale, Debbie McMorris, Karen Curry and Sarah Tubbs for looking after us all – not just in the galley.

Tim Hampton

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