Proud sea cadets shine at re­gatta

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

TWO sea cadets rep­re­sented the North West in a na­tional re­gatta.

Henry Paisey, 16, from Bolling­ton and Leila Jack­lin, 14, pic­tured, rep­re­sented Bolling­ton and Mac­cles­field Sea Cadet Unit at the North West Area Sea Cadet Sail­ing Re­gatta at South­port Ma­rina Lake ear­lier this year.

Henry, as the helm of a two man boat, had never sailed at this com­pe­ti­tion be­fore or in the Bo­sun class boat he and Leila were rac­ing. De­spite this Henry, who has been sail­ing since an early age and Leila, who only re­cently started sail­ing, won sil­ver medals.

Both were asked to be mem­bers of the North West Area sail­ing team at the Na­tional Sea Cadet Sail­ing Re­gatta, also in South­port.

They raced against sea cadets from across the coun­try with fel­low team mem­bers from Bux­ton Sea Cadets. After some very com­pet­i­tive and en­durance rac­ing, the North West Area came joint first with London Area. Henry said: “The Sea Cadets have en­abled me to achieve many things and this is a high­light. It was an ex­cit­ing days rac­ing and a fan­tas­tic event to be part of.”

Leila, who lives in Lan­g­ley and goes to Fal­li­b­roome Academy, said she was proud to rep­re­sent the North West.

At the unit’s an­nual award cer­e­mony, Leila was awarded ‘Best Com­peti­tor’ and swimming awards and Henry was awarded the Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer’s award.

Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer Karen Black said: “The unit and my­self are ex­tremely proud of Henry and Leila’s achieve­ments.”

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