Cadets racing on the water

Bay hosts top sailing event as sponsors come on board

Torbay Weekly

The UK Cadet Class is delighted to announce that is sponsoring the 2022 Cadet UK Nationals and European Championships. is a mental health and wellbeing organisation that provides tailored support to adults of all ages, including therapy, coaching, celebrancy, legacy and writing services.

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Cadets enjoying the thrill of competition
Cadets enjoying the thrill of competition

David Little, UK Cadet Class committee member, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with for this event. We have seen the benefits that sailing brings to young people – independence, responsibility, competition, and resilience. provides a fantastic layer of mental health and wellbeing provision that complements this superbly, giving people a way to understand themselves better.”

From beginner to aspiring Olympian, the Cadet is the world’s most successful two-person race training dinghy, specifically tailored towards children and young people. Originally designed by legendary British designer Jack Holt in 1947, there are now more than 10,000 Cadets sailed in over 40 countries. Cadet sailors have represented the UK at the Olympics and America’s Cup, and achieve success worldwide.

The Cadet UK National Championship runs from Saturday, July 23 to Friday, July 29, and the European Championships from Saturday, July 30 to Friday, August 6. Both events are hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club.

The Cadet is still the only World Sailing International Class dedicated to double handed sailing for the age group of 6-17 year olds. A successful technical racing training class by all accounts, since 1947.

The Cadet Class is endorsed by all important high performance pre-Olympic classes as a feeder class.

Many well known (Olympic) sailors started their career in the Cadet and a recent edition of the Volvo Ocean Race even featured four former Cadet sailors in four different competing teams.

Cadet Class events are staged all over the world and a perfect setting for young sailors to experience the thrill of competitive racing on the water.