Cadets

Cadets is focused around junior and youth sailing activities at the club.

Please note that organised Cadet activities are currently on-hold until Covid-19 restrictions ease.

Younger children are introduced to sailing through fun-filled shore and water based activities called Splash!

Older children and youth are divided into Cadets sailing groups depending on their sailing skill, and coaches work to improve each Cadets sailing skills so they can move to the next group.

Most cadet activities taking place during the summer months, on Saturday mornings. No previous sailing experience is required by the children or parents, but older children venturing out in boats alone, should be able to swim proficiently.

Cadet week (typically at the beginning of the summer school holidays), is the highlight of the year for Cadets, as it is packed with water-based activities, but beware when the water-pistol laden pirate ship appears!

Cadets are welcome to race in the normal Club racing programme, where there is a dedicated start for the Cadet fleet. The club has a number of boats available for those who do not have access to their own boats, which can be used during cadet activities or club racing. The most popular fleet at the club for Cadets is the Topper, but you will also find RS Fevas, Fusions, Laser Radials and a variety of other classes.

You can find up-to-date information about upcoming Cadet events on the 
SBSC Cadets Facebook page

Cadet activities (other than Cadet week) are free for all Cadet and family members, and if you are not a member yet, then please feel free to turn up on a Saturday morning to see what Cadets is about, or to ask any questions.

For more information please contact:
Administrator on 023 925 82513


Saturday Morning Cadets (April – September)

Briefing at 10h15, where Cadets should be changed and rigged, ready to go sailing. After the briefing Cadets will be divided into the Splash and Cadet groups for their various activities, until 12h00.

Cadet activities are organised and run by parents, so all parents are encouraged to do a couple of duties a year, but you don’t need any sailing experience to help.


Cadet Week

The highlight of the year. Cadet week typically takes place early in the summer holidays, running over 5 days. There are a huge range of sailing, land and water-based activities, taking place throughout the day. From obstacle courses, to water pistol fights, to team paddling races and fast boat day, the goal of cadet week is for all age groups to have fun. The cadet week BBQ is a great event for the whole family to end a day of fun on the water

Other Cadet activities

Social events such as American suppers are scheduled through-out the year.