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Cadet Sail Training Week


Each summer, usually around the start of the school summer holidays, Benfleet Yacht Club run a sail training course, held over a 5 day period, for our Cadet members ranging from 8 to 18 years old. The training programme follows the RYA Youth Training Scheme at all levels. All of the training team are RYA qualified Dinghy Instructors, Senior Instructors and Assistant Instructors, with the majority being BYC members. Lunch, snacks and a full evening meal is provided for each day. A great opportunity for our younger members to learn to sail, and great fun too.

BYC Cadet Week 2020

Saturday 1st August to Wednesday 5th August (both inclusive)

Covering the RYA Junior Sail Training Scheme

Cost £155 if using a club provided boat, or £100 when using your own 'suitable' boat

Fee includes snacks and refreshments throughout the day and a full evening meal

Places are limited to 45 students. In the event that this course is over-subscribed, selection

will be made based on past year's sailing record where applicable (Sailing Committee discretion)

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to download a copy of the Cadet Week 2020 Application Form

Recent changes to Cadet Week

In order to ensure Cadet Week is a success and sustainable for the future, commencing at 2019, we now require a commitment from the Cadet's Parent / Grandparent / Guardian to support the provision.

The adult family member must commit to at least 1 weekday and 1 weekend day per application.

Jobs will be allocated prior to Cadet Week, by the Administration Team, and may be on or off the water subject to need.

Unfortunately, the small print

Terms & conditions for enrolling onto Cadet Week

Places are limited to 45 students, due to Instructor resources and boat availability, and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Allocation of "Club Boats" will prioritised to new cadets. After that, any remaining club boats will be allocated based on level and ability. Any "Own Boats" must be suitable for the course level applied for, in good order and adequately insured. BYC reserves the right to refuse use of "Own Boat" if considered unsuitable.

Minimum age was raised to 8 years old commencing with 2020 Cadet Week.

In order to comply with Insurance and Leisure Activity requirements, all Cadet Week participants must be enrolled as "Cadet Members". Click here for a membership application form.

No exceptions to these rules will be made under any circumstances


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