Weekend camp a hit with cadets
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.