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The new Sea Cadet total is £150,000 pledged so far, well done to everyone - Well done and a big Thank You to West Wales District for £5100! - Mildenhall and District Sea Cadets £1264! - Peterhead Unit for £900 on behalf of all at TS Caledonia - Rosyth Unit for their donation of £150 - Thank you to Sea Cadets in Hong Kong for their donation of £1000 - Well done to London Marathon runners, Tom Winter, Simon Rosier, Lt Cdr (SCC) Cliff Lewis RNR and Commander Paul Haines - Thank you to: Lt (SCC) Paul Mooney RNR who donated £250 on behalf of the Guernsey Sea Cadets - Commander Tim Honnor RN, Chairman of Inverness Sea Cadets for donating £150 on behalf of the unit - Beccles Sea Cadets raised £535 at their annual Charity Ball - A big thank you to Ian McCullough Chair of Portrush Unit for his donation of £5000 which covers the whole of NI district! - Thanks to Sea Cadet Association, Scotland for donating £3700, so that each unit in their region gets a £100 fundraising head start! - Thanks to Aberdeen Unit for a £700 donation!! - Thank you to Severn District who arranged several fundraising activities at the Gloucester Tall Ships event. Activities included kayak paddling, face-painting and a stall. They raised £3130 for the Appeal! -  Michelle Welsh has now raised £6050 as part of Eastern Area Office for the Appeal the most that any Area Office has raised by far!Well done on such a fantastic effort - Sheppey Unit raised a fantastic £1110 from their rowathon! - Norwestlancs District held a fundraising dinner hosted by Lytham Unit and coordinated through District Staff - The units that attended included Blackburn, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham, Morecambe and Skelmersdale and raised £1315 - Farnham Unit raised £1398.80 from their rowathon effort - Middlesbrough raised £548 from the Rowathon - Scarborough unit also raised £1475 from their Rowathon.

We've inspired over 30,000 young people across the UK since 1971 through an offshore adventure on our iconic flagship. We believe that sail training, being part of a team and pulling together to navigate Britain's coastal waters gives them an environment where they can find new confidence, and reach new heights at sea until the mid-21st century.

We’ve raised £4.8 million for the new flagship! 

We’ve named our new ship TS Royalist.

We hope the new flagship will keep the legacy of old flagship alive for future generations! 

The ship will take 900 cadets a year on an offshore voyage they will never forget. 

The build is underway with the hull blocks now together and the ship taking form on the slip. Internal systems are being installed with hull painting imminent before integration with the GRP superstructures. Final drawings for internal fit our are in place and fabrication of the first internal bulkheads and accommodation has begun.

The rig is being built in Hampshire and the masts are due for stepping in Spain late autumn before launch. 

With the help of the crew we’re looking forward to completion of sea trials, acceptance and delivery of the new ship ready for 2015 sail training season.

New Ship Design

The 32mt brig design draws on large fast yachts, and offers greater use of space, with better all-round sailing ability and performance. Faster and easier to handle than our previous flagship, it’s also more economical to run – ideal for offering young people offshore sailing, helping them to learn greater seamanship and sailing skills for another 40 years. 


Flagship overview

Key facts - new Sea Cadet flagship:

TS Royalist
New TS Royalist
Load line length 19.17m 23.96m
Beam 6.1m 7.36m
Overall length 29.57m 31.98m
Draft 2.74m 3.18m
Sail area 433 sq m 536 sq m
No of cadet trainees carried 24 24
No of staff carried 8 8
No of adult trainees carried 1 2
No of day guests carried 12 12

Text your donation to Ship Ahoy08 to 70070!

New Ship Appeal 


A big thank you to units Ashford and Dover plus Ashford and Canterbury Air Cadets who marched 631 miles on May 5th in memory of Cadet Jonathan Martin and raised  £1000 for the New Ship Appeal.
Sea Cadets across the UK have rowed the world. Over 24,900 miles have been achieved since the national ‘Row the World in 80 hours’ launched at 7am on Thursday 18 April. take a look here for more information
Fundraising scaled new heights when Weymouth cadet centre took on Mt Kilimanjaro and Everest on Saturday 6 April. The team climbed the equivalent of the summit in a 12 hour session, some 5895m. Starting at 0900 a good start was made and quickly ticked off other mountains along the way, by 1115 they’d reached the summit of Ben Nevis and then went on to achieve Mt Kilimanjaro at 1720, incredibly once conquering Mt Kili they went on for another 2952 metres to reach the summit of Everest and exceeded that too!
London Eastern District recently took part in the Maldon Mud race raising £590 towards their target of £1,000 for the Appeal. Lt Cdr Michael Chittock RNR led “Team Squelcher” and really entered into the spirit of the day (including the muddy bit) which was helped by the cheering crowds! A big thank you to all who joined them offering support and encouragement.
Olympic Champion sends his support! Pete Reed, 2012 Gold medal winner says: “ Good luck to Sea Cadets who’ll be rowing round the clock to pick up 24,900 miles as they try to row the world in 80 hours. It's an enormous challenge! Just stay focussed on that target of raising money for your new sail training ship and that’ll keep you going. Best wishes and Olympic strength."
Text Your Donations to Ship Ahoy08 to 70070 - Take advantage of this easy way to get involved, and spread the word to your friends and family. Simply text Ship Ahoy08 to 70070 with your chosen amount eg: £3.
Rowathon! - 182 units  NOW signed up . Still time to join in! With the help of British Rowing we've organised rowing machine access around the UK which makes it easy for units to get involved. Contact HQ to find out your nearest one. MSSC’s team will row from Abingdon to Tower Bridge to launch the Rowathon.  Get on board email us here  -  It will be great fun! 
RN onboard - Second Sea Lord asked the RN to support our appeal - Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel CBE, wrote to all RN ships and establishments asking them to support the Sea Cadet £250k target for the appeal. This is amazing and means that the Corps is now joined by the Royal Navy in working towards our target!
Happy Feet - Cdr John Greene, Cdr Paul Haines and Lt Cdr Cliff Lewis are running the 2013 Virgin London Marathon

Everest achieved! - SCTC Weymouth completed a virtual climb of Kilimanjaro and Everest by using the centres climbing wall to climb over 5895 metres 10 people made 73 climbs in 12 hours. WELL DONE, a magnificent effort!
Miles to go:
Time elapsed:
Sea Cadets rowed the world (over 24,900miles) in 80hrs between 18 and 21 April!
This is a graphic illustration showing miles still to go on the Row the World in 80 hours Challenge 18 – 21 April 2013

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