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Tall Ships Race 2017

31 July 2017

Four Sea & Royal Marines Cadets from Jersey Sea Cadets Unit have taken part in the 2017 Tall Ships race over the past two weeks. Joining the ship in Kotka, Finland, the four cadets took part in a "Cruise in Company" with all the other Tall Ships involved, before participating in Race Two of the three race series from Turku, Finland to Klaipeda, Lithuania. The cadets enjoyed some success in the race with TS Royalist finishing 2nd in Class and 2nd Overall at the end of Race Two.

TS Royalist, the Sea Cadets flagship is one of five offshore vessels owned by Sea Cadets which gives cadets the opportunity to experience life on board a tall ship, yacht or power vessel for up to a week at a time with other cadets from all over the UK. Whilst doing so they are able to earn internationally recognised RYA qualifications.

Pictured are the four Jersey cadets at the conclusion of Race Two, showing off their silverware and no doubt looking forward to a well earned rest after the rigours and demands of racing.

Jersey Cadets take part in Talls Ship Race 2017

31 July 2017

4 Sea & Royal Marine Cadets from Jersey Sea Cadet Unit have taken part in the 2017 Tall Ships race over the past two weeks.  Joining the ship in Kotka, Finland, the 4 cadets took part in a "Cruise in Company" with all of the other Tall Ships involved before participating in Race 2 of the 3 race series from Turku, Finland to Klaipeda, Lithuania.  The cadets enjoyed some success in the race with TS Royalist finishing 2nd in her class and 2nd overall at the end of Race 2.

TS Royalist, the Sea Cadet Flagship is one of 5 offshore vessels owned by the Marine Society & Sea Cadets and which gives cadets the opportunity to experience life on board a Tall Ship, Yacht or Offshore power vessel for up to a week at a time with other cadets from all over the British Isles.  Whilst doing so they are able to earn internationally recognised RYA qualifications.

Pictured are the 4 Jersey cadets at the conclusion of Race 2, showing off their silverware and no doubt looking forward to a well earned rest after the rigours and demands of racing.

 

ARMED FORCES DAY DRILL COMPETITION

17 June 2017 - A squad from Jersey Sea & Royal Marine Cadets at TS Jersey took part in the 1st of 5 competitive events with the other cadet forces which will lead to the award of the Governor's Cup in May 2018.  This event comprised a very detailed uniform inspection followed by a pre-determined series of drill movements which the squad had to perform.  The event was held in the Royal Square under the watchful eyes of the Bailiff of Jersey and the Lt Governor as well as members of the general public and some very proud parents.  The Lt Governor congratulated all the cadets for their turn out and impressive drill.  TS Jersey's squad (pictured) was under the command of Cadet Corporal Catherine Unwin, who gave a very polished and confident performance as the squad commander.  

OFFSHORE SAILING IN SEA CADET FLAGSHIP

8 - 14 April 2017 - 6 Jersey Sea & Royal Marine Cadets embarked on the Sea Cadet tallship, T.S. Royalist, to undergo a weeks offshore sail training during which they achieved the Offshore Hand One qualification in square rigged ships.  At 34 metres long and capable of taking 24 cadets at a time, the ship, launched in May 2015, to replace its predecessor of the same name, is the flagship of the Sea Cadets offshore fleet.  The Jersey cadets joined at Gosport and over the course of the week travelled around the south coast of England and up into the Thames estuary before berthing at Woolwich in company with other tallships from around the world that had gathered as part of the tallships festival.  The cadets on board had a great week and further developed their skills, personal confidence and teamwork abilities through meeting new people, facing challenging new tasks and just having fun.  Pictured is Cadet 1st Class Charlie Baird learning navigational skills during one of his on duty watches.

VIST TO NOIRMONT POINT BUNKER

9 April 2017 - Cadets from TS Jersey spent a morning visiting one of the Island's occupation bunkers at Noirmont Point and learning a little about this aspect of the Island's history.  Built over 75 years ago, the bunker is now a museum piece maintained by dedicated volunteers and giving visitors an insight into the living and working conditions of the occupying forces.  Pictured are the cadets atop the bunker during their visit.

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