Cadets & Otters 2016
BREAKING NEWS.........The dates for next year's Gunfleet Cadet Week have just been announced - so do make sure you put a note in your diaries, and keep this week clear for the greatest time of your life:
2017 GUNFLEET CADET WEEK - 31 JULY to 4 AUGUST
2017 GUNFLEET CADET WEEK PARTY - SATURDAY 5 AUGUST
Gunfleet Sailing Club held its Regatta Weekend, kindly sponsored by Discount Windows and Conservatories of Clacton, with some great sailing spread over two days of the August Bank-holiday.
It's getting closer and closer...the 2016 Gunfleet Cadet Week, sponsored by Dong Energy, which promises to be an awesome event. We're counting-down the days to some brill fun. Don't be one to miss out; there are loads of us going....with racing, cruising, games on the water, games off the water, a really great lunch every day....it just goes on.
And then there is the Cadet Week Party on Saturday 6 August - the cool place to be.
The second SOS brings us the first in the series of Class Racing....so whether you have a Topper, Topaz, or 405, it's time to get on the water and really make your boat sing! It all starts at 3:00 p.m., but get down to the Club at 2:30 p.m. to get changed and your boat all ready. And, as always, there will be burgers and hot-dogs on sale after the fun on the water.
Make it a date - Saturday 28 May, 2:30 p.m., down the Gunfleet......COOL!
Last Saturday evening, 5 March, there was a very good turn-out for the Club's Cadet Night with a whole crowd sitting down at the start for a fish and chips (or jumbo sausages and chips) meal. After the meal was over it was a really relaxed atmosphere as everyone settled down to an evening of entertainment. This was very light hearted, taking a break from the previous two events, which were part of the Club's high-tech sail training course.
Gunfleet's Cadets and Otters turned up in force last Saturday 20 February when the Cadet Officer, Andy, gave the second part of his sail training course, this time all about maximising boat speed. Using a variety of teaching aids - PowerPoint, whiteboard, models, and interactive diagrams, Andy brought the whole thing to life, explaining exactly how you can get that extra speed on the water and how in turn you can win races.
Hey dudes - it's the second SOS Sail Training this Saturday with our main man Andy giving us the lo-down on Boat Speeeeeeed - how to get ahead of our competitors, stay in front, and blast through the finish line....awesome..jaw-some. Don't miss out this Saturday 20 February at 3:00 p.m., oh yea, and catch-up with our mates too.
The Cadets and Otters started the Gunfleet Sailing Club’s 2016 programme of events when they met last Saturday 16 January for the first SOS (Sailing On Saturday) which focused on sail training, and in particular – Tactics. Cadet Officer Andy Dunnett welcomed a keen group of the Club’s younger sailors and explained how they can put themselves in the top half of the fleet, and conversely the reasons for finding themselves in the bottom half. With the use of PowerPoint and models the technicalities became simple to follow, and a number of the “tricks of the trade” were eagerly received by th