Ashcroft Sea Cadet Ian Curran of 347 Avenger Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) is heading to the National Sea Cadet Regatta in Kingston later this year after placing first in the 40th Annual National Qualifying Regatta in Victoria.
Curran’s been a cadet for five years and this was his third attempt at the NQR: He’s placed seventh and third in the past. “Coming first is way better,” he says.
He and his team mate capsized once on the course, but it didn’t stop him. He says he and his team mate concentrated on winning: there was no other option.
Curran has already spent a summer in Kingston with the cadets and he knows what to expect.
“You just have to be aware of what’s happening in your environment,” he said.
He’ll be competing with 24 other boats. The national is the highest sailing event for cadets.