Cadets Casey Kent (left) of 136 Amphion RCSCC in Nanaimo and Ian Curran of 347 Avenger RCSCC in Ashcroft are presented the First Place Goulding Cup by John Jenkins of the Conway Society for taking the top spot in the National Qualifying Regatta.

Local sea cadet headed for national competition

Ashcroft cadet Ian Curran and cadet Casey Hunt from Nanaimo were first out of 10 BC teams in the Provincial Qualifying Regatta.

Cadet Ian Curran will be one of eight competitors representing BC in Kingston this summer.

Cadet Curran of 347 Avenger Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) in Ashcroft will be heading to Kingston, ON this summer to compete in the National Sea Cadet Regatta after placing first in the 40th Annual National Qualifying Regatta (NQR) held in Victoria April 3-5.

Twenty cadets from various locations throughout BC competed in teams of two during the three-day selection camp and regatta. These cadets all qualified for the NQR by sailing at the Provincial Qualifying Regatta, held last October in Esquimalt. The goal of the National Qualifying Regatta is to select the eight strongest cadet sailors to form the Pacific National Team.

Curran will be sailing with skip Casey Kent from 136 Amphion RCSCC in Nanaimo.

“I feel we have a strong team for the national regatta this year,” said Lt (N) Tracy Terry, Water Operations Officer for the Cadet Program in B.C. “These top sailors have a drive to win, know the racing rules of sailing, are committed to practicing and can work together in a team environment to sail the boat fast in a variety of wind conditions.”

The NQR was held in partnership with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVicYC), which offers tremendous benefits for both the staff and cadets. They are given the opportunity to learn from expert coaches on the water and afterwards with daily debriefs.

“The Cadet Sailing Program runs in line with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club goals to bring together competitors from all parts of Western Canada to train together to develop racing, race management and coaching skills, sportsmanship and friendship,” said RVicYC head coach Steve McBride. “Every cadet who competed this weekend has an increased connection to sailing as a sport for life.”

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