The Club runs four Wayfarer dinghies, which are boats that can take three cadets and an instructor. Sailing starts in May of each year and continues until November when the boats are brought ashore for the winter. Cadets sail most Saturdays during this period and depend very much on the weather, volunteer helpers, and instructors to ensure a full sailing programme.
The normal lower age limit is 12 but there are exceptions where younger children demonstrate keenness and have some prior experience. In all cases, they must be competent swimmers and keen to learn. Once bitten by the sailing bug, Cadets may continue to sail the Wayfarers and/or the Club’s Hobie Dragoons. Cadets pay £8 for each weekend that they sail.