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Brightlingsea Sailing Club Cadets are 10 to 18 year olds who want to try-out or have already discovered they love sailing.

Many of our cadets sail for fun, other are found at the top of the junior, youth and national rankings.

What is the setup?

Cadets must either be a family member or have an individual Cadet membership. Cadet night is every Tuesday night throughout the summer, on a sunny evening there are around 80 cadets all out enjoying the sailing experience.

Experienced cadet sailors are encouraged to take part in race training sessions which are offered throughout the season, and to enter club races on Thursday evenings and at the weekends.

Cadets can bring their own boats or, once they have suitable experience, may request to use of our club boats - which include Teras, Mirrors and Topazes, of which a number are available.

Cadets who have begun to race are also encouraged to take part in BSC's annual Pyefleet Week regatta. The more experienced cadets race in the main fleets, whilst for those still developing their racing skills there are several specially supported fleets aimed at encouraging the youngsters to start racing and gain confidence.

How is it run?

The Cadet section is run by volunteers, generally parents and some of the more experienced cadets, who play their part by sailing with newcomers and those lesser experienced to help them enjoy themselves. We need all the help we can get! If you are an experienced sailor or willing to help with rigging, launching, rescue boat duties or washing down please make contact with Craig Bond who coordinates the cadet activities.

How to take part

Interested in joining cadets? Then contact Kathy on or come down to the club on a Tuesday evening from May to July.

Last updated 12:29 on 4 March 2024

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