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Junior Cadets help flood relief

Junior Cadets help flood relief

PO Dave Goodwin and Parent Volunteers Christine Homewood and Mark Hill took  some cadets on Saturday 15th March to the J24 depot for flood relief victims. The cadets had collected 5 shopping trolleys worth of cleaning materials, some of the items were kindly donated by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs by way of Sea Cadet Parent Mark Hill. Christine is an existing FLAG (Flooding on the Levels Action Group) volunteer and came up with the idea of using the Sea Cadet e mail network to get cadets to bring materials in

The three junior cadets in the picture raised money for buying paintbrushes and deocaring materials by wearing plain clothes to sea cadets and paying a £1 for the privelege.

The cadets then visited Burrow Mump to view the extent of the flooding. This gave them a good understand of the nature of the problem. Community interface is a key part of the sea cadet curriculum.

Clipper Race Update

Clipper Race Update

Updated: 10/03/2014

 

All change at the top as Bridgwater Sea Cadets’ adopted flagship, Mission Performance romps home to Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre.  With two boats still racing and one retired, this strong performance puts Mission Performance back in contention.  Qingdao marks a crew change with Bridgwater Unit’s PO James Kenyon and 11 other Sea Cadet instructors joining skipper Matt Mitchell for Race 10 to San Francisco.  With only six days in harbour to undertake repairs and quite literally learn the ropes, the pressure’s on to make the crew gel and work together as a coherent team.

 

More to come as the countdown to Race 10 starts here…

Unit Review

Unit Review

From the Commanding Officer:

Bridgwater Sea Cadets will be parading for its Unit Review on Tuesday 18 March 2014.  All cadets are required to attend and parade in No1 or Blues uniform.  If parents know in advance that this is not possible, please write a few short words explaining why to admin@bridgwaterscc.org.uk.  I would also like to remind all cadets to parade with their caps, not berets, between now and Tuesday 18 March so we can take a short amount of time each parade night to practice the Off/On caps drill.

Clipper Race

Clipper Race

In late summer 2013 members of the Sea Cadets were invited to apply for a place aboard one of the yachts taking part in this year’s Clipper Round The World Race.

Following months of training and a gruelling selection process, we are pleased to announce that PO (SCC) James Kenyon from Bridgwater Sea Cadet Unit was selected for one of the 12 coveted places.

James will be competing in Race 10, from the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre in China across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco in the United States, a total distance of 5,800 nautical miles.

James is now travelling to China and is due to board his yacht within the next few days, on or around 7 March 2014.  Race 10 starts on 16 March.

James will be competing aboard the yacht Mission Performance, skippered by Matt Mitchell, currently 12th overall.  Mission Performance got off to a slow start to the 2013/14 race with but began to improve steadily from Race 4.  Race 9 is currently underway and the yacht is presently lying in second place, just 10 nautical miles behind the leader with 854 nautical miles to go before reaching the finish line near Qingdao.

We’ll keep you updated regularly as James’s race unfolds.  Check back here to see how he gets on in the world’s biggest ocean.

www.clipperroundtheworld.com

www.missionperformance.com

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Juniors visit Portsmouth

Juniors visit Portsmouth

The Junior Sea Cadets recently spent a weekend visiting Portsmouth. On the Saturday they visited the Victoria Christmas Fayre before visiting HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and Action Stations. They spent the Saturday night staying at the Gosport Sea Cadet Unit. On the Sunday the group visited the Submarine Museum before returning home, tired but having had a great weekend.

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