Cadet Training Weeks for 2019 are as follows

Cadet Week 1, Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July, briefing Sun 21st July 16:00hrs.

Cadet Week 2, Mon 5th – Fri 9th Aug, briefing Sun 4th Aug 16:00hrs.

Cadet Week 3, Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Aug, briefing Sun 18th Aug 16:00hrs.

The application forms for the above courses is located HERE

Shrimps Week incorporating Sailing is Fun 6-7yrs Mon 26th – Thu 29th Aug, briefing Sun 25th Aug 15:00hrs.

Salamander Ball, Fri 2nd Aug.

To begin with, the BSDC was inaugurated in 1925 for children between the ages of 10 and 18. The Bembridge Optimist Association became an integrated part of the BSDC at the end of 2008 and comprises the junior section of the Club; expanding the BSDC which today caters for those aged 8 to 17.

The BSDC continues to be run as a sub-set of the Bembridge Sailing Club by its Captain and a Committee of volunteers, largely drawn from parents with children of Cadet age, who have individual responsibility for the many facets of the Dinghy Club both on and off water.

Victoria Wilson took over as Captain of the BSDC at the end of the 2017 season.

Jerry Summers was appointed as the clubs Chief Instructor in March 2018.

The BSDC owns a growing dinghy fleet which is available for the Cadets to use during the season.

Our top sailors have been competing in the Cowes Dinghy Regatta at Gurnard (the pinnacle of a Cadet’s sail training prior to becoming an Instructor) every July since 2005. In addition some of our cadets have sailed at National and World Sailing Events.

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