The first truck carrying the new Trinity 500’s – the replacement pulling boat for Sea Cadets arrived ready for delivery to the first Units today.
The Trinity 500, designed by Olympic yachtsman, Jo Richards, creator of Laser dinghy series is a 5.5 metre molded plastic craft; robust, lightweight, maneuverable, stable and ergonomically sound with very little maintenance costs. It replaces the old Admiralty Sailing Craft, a wooden and heavy boat that saw many a cadet hidden from view by its high sides.
Its been described by the Captain of the Sea Cadets, Captain Mark Windsor RN as; ‘the single most important development for 40 years’ and will transform competitive pulling within the Corps. Trinity 500 has been made possible by the very generous donations of our supporters and takes its name from Trinity House which celebrates 500 years.
The aim over the next five years is for Sea Cadets to have a flotilla of 500 boats. Manufactures, AC Canoe are planning a 24hr production programme which should mean that Boats leave the factory at a rate of 18 a week. The charity hopes to have the first 110 Trinity 500s on the streets in the next six weeks.