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Carnival

Carnival

Well done to all the cadets and juniors that took part in Sittingbourne carnival today!

We came first in the Marching band category!

Despite the heat you all got on with it without any complaining, its quite a long route and lots of waiting around.

Thank you to CI Gaze for towing the boat and storing all the band equipment boxes, and water in his car. Thank you to the parent that turned up with the cool box to keep the drinks cool.

Thank you to the juniors mum that brought us all ice lollys for when the carnival had finished.

Thank you to the chairman for having delicious BBQ ready for us when we got back to the unit

   

 

    

 

   

 

Cadet Skills Challange winners

Cadet Skills Challange winners

 

Sittingbourne sea cadets spent the weekend 10th -11th June onboard HMS Caviller at Chatham Dockyard.

The cadets ages 14-12 took part in a Cadet Skills Challenge competition against other Sea Cadet units in the District including Sheppey, Medway Towns, Maidstone and Dartford.

Over the weekend, the cadets had to complete a variety of tasks and questions covering a wide range of sea cadet knowledge. Tasks included seamanship, coiling a heaving line and throwing it from ship to shore. First aid and piping on the boatswains call were also included. Cadets were assessed on their teamwork and leadership during a task and also throughout the weekend.  After a night onboard HMS Caviller the cadets were again tested on their Naval Knowledge and adventure training skills. They were even put through dress inspections.

The competition was  really close with only 35 points between the last and first place teams.

The Sittingbourne cadets were pleased to find out they had won the competition and are now training hard in the hope they can keep this title next year. 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Rowing Competition

Rowing Competition

 On Saturday 3rd June we had a cadet Coxwain the boat for Sheppey unit for the District Rowing competition.

Unfortuanlty we didn't have enough cadets avaliable in the right age groups to make our own team.

 

The cadet that acted as Coxwain for Sheppys team only started rowing at the start of May this year.

She attended a weeks rowing course at SABS (Southern Area Boat Station) and managed to come away form the course with her supervised Coxwains qualification.

Sheppey team won the competition and our cadet will join them at the Area competition next month - Good luck!

 

 

Paddlesports competition

Paddlesports competition

 

On Sunday 28th May we entered a cadet into the District Paddlepsorts competition. 

This was the first time Sittingbourne had entered this competition in a very long time.

The cadet did very well in both the 2k race and the 500 meters sprint. 

    

 

 

Junior Boatwork day

Junior Boatwork day

      

 

The Junior sea cadets had a day when they got to have a go at some of the boatwork on offer to them.

Juniors spent a few hours each on Rowing, Sailing and paddlesports