Teesside District Sea Cadets consists of 5 units in Redcar, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Guisborough. We currently have 145 cadets from all walks of life, including disabled,children in care, special educational needs and children from deprived areas. The District has 45 unpaidvlunteer instructors who work in their own units providing quality training to our cadets.
In the past boating including sailing has been a challange on Teesside due to lack of equipment and staff resources. We now have the staff to train cadets, but still lack the equipment. Therefore this project is to introduce the newly designed RS Quest Sailing dinghy to Teesside District Sea Cadets. One complete boat cost £4470 and we want to purchase at least two at a cost of £8940 and we have currently had a donation £2000 from RFCA which leaves a balance of £6940.
The new RS Quest sailing dinghy designed by Jo Richards and RS Sailing in conjunction with Sea Cadets, offers a low maintenance alternative for sailing schools and organisations. These bespoke dinghies offer advancement through our sailing pathways from beginner to RYA Instructor, including the RYA Seamanship Skills and Sailing with Spinnakers course.
Light and easy to launch, stable enough to inspire confidence for those just starting out, it can carry up to four people and is dynamic enough to have fun getting to grips with spinnaker skills and planing conditions too. They are perfect for units wanting to inspire more young people to get out on the water.
The District has already successfully introduced rowing to the 5 units with 2 evenings a week open to all the cadets to drop in. This project will also go along the same lines allowing access to the latest designed boats for the Sea Cadets to all the cadets.