YOUNGSTERS were treated to the season’s first cadet session at Castle Cove Sailing Club.

Forty cadets between the ages of eight and 15 have signed up for this season of sailing tuition.

The first session was essentially aimed at re-familiarisation for the majority of cadets who had not sailed over the winter period.

It was a fairly chilly and wet evening but there were keen cadets eager to get on the water and parents willing to assist.

The club’s cadet officer, Jeni Richards said: “For this session, we wanted to get out on the water and see how the sailors are doing.

“It is a requirement for cadets that sailors have their RYA Level Two or equivalent experience. The reason for this is so that we can safely accommodate more sailors on the water.”

The cadets were divided into two groups, with ribs and a launch in support. Parents’ duties included assistance with launching and recovery, manning the safety boats, beach control and registration.

After a briefing for both cadets and parents at 6.15pm the boats were launched. After the session there was a ‘bring your own’ BBQ.