Campbell River's Sea Cadets participate in a fun regatta during a CANsail training weekend May 22-24 in Comox.

Sea Cadets anniversary to be graced with Navy ship visit

HMCS Yellowknife set to dock in Campbell River Saturday during Ocean's Day

Admiral DeWolf welcomes HMCS Yellowknife

The Campbell River Sea Cadets will be busy this June starting today, when the HMCS Yellowknife paying a visit to Campbell River.

The cadets and members of the public are invited to attend at the cruise ship dock on Tyee Spit.

Also, 54 Admiral DeWolf will have a booth at Oceans Day this Saturday, June 6, and the public is welcome to stop by and see what Sea Cadets is all about. Admiral DeWolf’s 60th Annual Ceremonial Review will follow on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. Guests are to be seated by 12:45 p.m. Former Sea Cadets and members of the public are welcome.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a free activity for youth aged 12-18 and meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Navy League Hall, 911 13th Avenue in Campbell River.

Meanwhile, from May 22-24 Cadets from 54 Admiral DeWolf Sea Cadets in Campbell River participated in a CANSail Training Weekend at HMCS Quadra in Comox.

Admiral DeWolf was accompanied by Sea Cadets from Powell River, as well as by coaches from North Vancouver Island Cadet Nautical Site. The weekend consisted of classroom training where cadets learned how to tie knots, identify parts of the boat and parts of the sail, how to prevent and deal with hypothermia and heat stroke, as well as how to read the wind.

It was the first time sailing for many cadets, who learned how to rig, tack and gybe and how to stop and start their sailboat. Cadets also underwent capsizing and turtling training. On the second day, cadets built on their newfound skills from Saturday’s session plus learned how to head up and bear off.

To wrap up the weekend cadets participated in a Fun Regatta which combined the CANSail 1 and CANSail 2 level groups.