One Ashcroft sea cadet is among 20 teenage members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets from throughout British Columbia that will spend a weekend in Victoria to compete to be among the top four Sea Cadet sailing teams in BC and compete in the National Sea Cadet sailing championship in August.
Chief Petty Officer Second Class, Adam Newman, a member of 347 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps “AVENGER” will compete in the “National Qualifying Regatta” (NQR) at the South Vancouver Island Sail Centre on the Easter long weekend, April 6-8, 2012. Sailing 420 Dinghies rigged with trapeze and spinnaker, teams of two cadets will sail a modified Olympic Games course at the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour near Victoria. The cadets are Canadian Yachting Association qualified.
The top four teams earn the right to compete at the National Sea Cadet Regatta in August 2012 at Kingston, Ontario.
Twelve hundred teenage sea cadets undertake sail training in 30 sea cadet corps in BC, making it the largest youth sail training program in the province.