Gourock Yacht Club Cadets
The cadets section is open to people of age between 12 and 18 who are keen to learn to sail. The section meets every thursday night during the summer and there is expert tuition on the piper keelboats.
As well as six Pipers and one Folk boat, the Club acquired a small fleet of Topper Dinghies. These boats will be used to train our Cadet Members to sail and race. RGYC Cadet Membership is open to all young people between the ages of 12 and 18. Details of how to join are available by contacting the Club. The acquisition of these dinghies is part of RGYC's Youth Developement Policy through which we hope to have a stream of young Members joining the Club to ensure a healthy future. The Topper dinghy is 11 feet long and was designed for single-handed sailing by people aged 12 to 18 years of age. For training purposes it will easily accommodate two persons.
In addition to boat handling activities on the water, there are also learning activities onshore, such as sail trimming, knot tying and rights of way. Cadets have fun learning to become part of a team with fellow cadets.
The objective of the cadets section is the encouragement and training of cadets in yacht sailing and racing, and preparing them to accept their responsibilities as future club members. More information can be found on the "2013 yearbook" page under "Cadet Section"