Sea cadets splash down, climb up

Naden at CFB Esquimalt hosts cadets for sail training exercises

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Newman

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Newman

Sea Cadets from Vancouver Island and Northern B.C. took part in a week of small boat sail training exercises this week at Naden at CFB Esquimalt.

The events also served to give instructors hands-on experience working with the young cadets.

The training week is a prelude to a major competition this weekend, pitting cadets from four different divisions – a Nanaimo group is representing Vancouver Island – in various areas of seamanship.

The regional inter-divisional competition goes Friday (March 23) through Monday at the Naden drill shed.