Two Year 9 students from St Joseph’s School Thomas M and Kian S are part of a very successful Salisbury Sea Cadets, who have recently been to 2 National Sea Cadet Regattas, in which both Kian and Thomas won medals.
Sea Cadet National Combined Regatta
Salisbury Sea Cadets went to the Sea Cadet National Combined Regatta, at the Royal Victoria Dock, London at the beginning of September. Continuing the achievements of previous years, T.S. Salisbury’s rowing teams have had an extremely successful year, winning many events at, firstly Wessex District level and then Southern Area level to get to the National Finals. Only the winner of each event progresses to the next level.
With 6 teams getting to the London finals, Salisbury Sea Cadets had a big task to train to this high level. The two teams which involved our students were:
• Rowing Boat Handling; a five person crew points based skills competition. – Kian.
• Junior Mixed Yole; a two person sliding seat rowing boat. – Thomas.
Both teams which included Kian and Thomas won Gold and are now National Champions in their respective competitions.
Sea Cadet National Sailing Regatta
Salisbury Sea Cadets made it to the Sea Cadet National Sailing Regatta, in Southport, Merseyside, last weekend. Year 9 student Thomas M, who was in the Windsurfing category, had won the Wessex District and Southern Area regattas to get to Nationals. Sailing competitions run the same way as rowing, where only the winner progresses to the next stage, so Thomas was in the top 6 in the country to get there.
Thomas had 3 races, finishng; 2nd, 1st and 3rd. His overall position was 2nd, winning the silver medal for windsurfing.
This is a fantastic accomplishment from both students and we congratulate not just them for their hard work, but also trainers at Salisbury Sea Cadets.