Weekend camp a hit with cadets

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Navy Cadets en­joyed an ac­tion-packed weekend on the wa­ter for their last monthly cam­pout of the year.

A to­tal of 12 cadets setup camp at the Flame­tree Car­a­van Park for the weekend be­fore head­ing out to Shin­g­ley Beach for two great days of sail­ing around Pi­o­neer Bay.

Sub Lieu­tenant and Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of New Train­ing Ship Whit­sun­day, James Lang said the cadets en­joyed sail­ing on two 14ft cor­sairs in per­fect con­di­tions.

“We hold monthly camps that are de­signed to teach cadets ba­sic sail­ing skills, sea­man­ship as well as de­vel­op­ing team­work and lead­er­ship while hav­ing fun,” he said.

“On Sun­day we had nice strong winds and pushed our boats to the limit. It was great to see how quickly the cadets im­proved their skills in such a short amount of time.”

The cadets also en­joyed shar­ing sto­ries and a movie night un­der the stars at the camp­site.

Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer Lang said the camp ac­tiv­i­ties over the weekend were de­signed to give cadets a di­rec­tion in life and to build con­fi­dence on the wa­ter and in the com­mu­nity.

The Whit­sun­day Navy Cadets will fin­ish up for the year on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 14 with a fun day in the wa­ter.

Po­si­tions are open to all boys and girls aged 13-19 years with re­cruit­ment of new cadets and staff to open in early Fe­bru­ary next year.

The Whit­sun­day Navy Cadets cur­rently have 21 cadets, four staff and one unit vol­un­teer.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact 0402 479 783 or visit www.navy­cadets.gov.au.

ON THE WA­TER: Whit­sun­day Navy Cadets Nel­son By­ers, Te­gan Viogt, David Rap­kins, Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer James Lang, Greg Perry, Dy­lan Strid­iron, Micheal Lee, Lach­lan Craig and Jack­son Sum­mer-field Fal­lon en­joyed a weekend on the wa­ter of Pi­o­neer Bay for their last monthly camp on the weekend.

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