Cadets at Clubweek is my personal highlight of the HBSC calendar, and this year has been no exception. Yet again a brilliant three days, with 50ish cadets having a great time supported by a team of more than 50 relatives and members.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers on and off the water and a special thanks to Ben & Jo, for wonderful organisation and leadership over the last three years.
The highlights for me were how well the cadets worked together, seeing members and relatives who don't normally go on the water having a taster in the powerboats and (I'm biased here) the fantastic sailing the Dolphins did back from the icecream cruise in slightly more wind than forecast.
A fitting end to the last day of the cadet activities was to receive the news that cadets Michael and Sam Dyer won the National School Sailing Association's National Regatta Fast handicap fleet at Datchet Water. They got 6 firsts in 10 races and won the series by one point. A brilliant achievement and inspirational for our younger sailors. They have gone straight to Hayling Island to compete in the 29er Nationals. Good luck Michael and Sam!
Herne Bay Sailing Club. Family sailing at its best.