Upcoming Courses and Events
UPCOMING COURSES AND EVENTS
Unit Boating Nights
TS Whitley cadets and staff started their unit night boating season on Friday 24th June. Every other Friday the cadets and staff will go to the boat station until September and will have the opportunity to train in rowing, power and sail.
Boating nights are as follows:
Cadets are to meet at the unit at 6.30pm in boating gear and take with them a full change of clothes (including underwear and shoes), a towel and a plastic bag for their potentially wet clothes. Cadets will return at 9.45pm at the unit.
A form was emailed to parents to find out which Fridays cadets can attend and which parents can give lifts. Unfortunately only a few people replied but hopefully we can develop a better lift system when we get more exact numbers.
Ship's Visit 9th July
There is an opportunity for 12 cadets and 2 members of staff to visit HMS Tyne at North Shields. Anyone interested let Sub Lt Thompson know ASAP – places given on a first come first served basis?.
Boating Handling Competition 10th July
This will be held at the Boat Station and we will be entering a Rowing Boat Handling Team (5 cadets and 1 reserve) and a Power Boat Handling team (3 cadets and 1 reserve). The teams will be finalised next week and the last practice will be at the unit boating night on Friday 8th July.
There are 3 courses running over the summer at the local Boat station, TS Northumbria. These are:
- Pulling 1st - 5th August
- Sail 8th - 12th August
- Power 22nd - 26th August
Each week costs £35. Cadets will have to travel to the boat station each day and take a packed lunch with them. Please let Sub Lt Thompson know ASAP if anyone is keen to go.
Also there are still places on the following courses at the SCTC Caledonia (Rosyth, near Edinburgh) - over the summer. These courses cost £60 which includes train travel, food and accommodation.
- Improvers Sailing 7th - 12th August (for cadets with a little sailing experience)
- Full Bore Shooting 28th August -2nd September (must be 14 years old)