At the Yealm Yacht Club we have an active cadet programme, there to help the younger members of our community practice their sailing skills, try their hands at racing, while having lots of fun along the way. Cadet membership is open to all those aged 8 – 18 years. We encourage parents to be YYC members too. Although this is not strictly compulsory, it really helps things run more smoothly and we appreciate parents doing their bit to help out.
Key Dates for the Diary
- September 1st to 2nd – Cadets on Tour
To apply for cadet membership, you will need to read the risk assessment below, fill in the application form and send to Deborah Wiseman on firstname.lastname@example.org
“When we enrolled Tom as a cadet initially, we were a little nervous as we don’t sail as a family. But Tom had a fantastic year! We’ve now bought a boat and are joining as a whole family.” - Karen Jaggs, YYC family member
How it works
Age eligibility – children are eligible to join cadets during the calendar year in which they are 8 years old. For 2017, children will need to have turned 8 by the 31st December 2017.
Parental support – the cadet’s programme relies on the help of parents. The overall programme includes a rota of duties and we would appreciate everyone doing their share to make this fantastic activity run.
Parental responsibility – as you will appreciate, sailing comes with its risks, something that we anticipate and manage with vigilance at every session. It’s important that parents read the risk assessment thoroughly and understand that they are responsible for their children at all times throughout every session.
Boats & storage – all sailing cadets inevitably need boats! It is advisable to procure a boat, such as a Topper, Laser Pico or similar craft to ensure your child has maximum time on the water, but there is also the possibility to jump in as crew and the parent on duty will do their best to ensure everyone has a turn in a boat.
Numbers – there have been occasions where the number of children wanting to sail exceeds the number of supervisors. In these circumstances, Yealm Yacht Club reserves the right to restrict the number of boats on the water for safety reasons.
Rules – while we understand all children want to have fun, we are mindful of safety at all times. We expect all cadets to listen to the parent on duty and act responsibly both on and off the water.
Dinghy storage – there is a limited amount of storage capacity for dinghies of cadet members. Please address all your enquiries to the Cadet Secretary, Deborah Wiseman. You will need to fill out a form to apply for a space: YYC Dinghy Storage Application Form
Cadet Committee Members
- Andy & Vicky Williams
- Mel Leal
- Fiona Evans
- Elly Pegg
- Tim Yonge
- Conrad Humphries
May-September -Cadets sessions to take place on weekends and during school holidays dependant on the tides.