Tewkesbury Sea Cadets parade on a Monday and Wednesday evening from 7pm to 9:15pm. For information on how your child could join Tewkesbury Sea Cadets, send an email to the Commanding Officer.
Please also note that we are always looking for helpers and volunteers to help at the unit. There is a wide range of ways you could help, from making sure the 'tea boat' is stocked to teaching Cadets how to sail. Please do get in touch if you are interested in giving even a small amount of your time every week to help out.
As an RYA Accredited Training Centre, Tewkesbury Sea Cadets are keen to ensure our Cadets spend as much time on the water as possible. We provide training to Sea Cadets through the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme (YSS). We also support our cadets to spend the weekends at Sea Cadet National Training Centres eg. Weymouth, where they can experience sailing on the sea and more advanced courses like 'Start Racing' and 'Seamanship'.
At Tewkesbury Sea Cadets we have several fixed seat rowing boats called Trinity 500s. These rowing boats provide an excellent introduction to safe fun on the water. We enter the District rowing competitions, at which we normally do very well. Training for the competition builds fitness and the cadets learn to work as a team. As they grow in experience, they become qualified as Coxswain and begin to take command of their own crew and Trinity 500.
Throughout the year we meet up with other Sea Cadet units in our district for competitions. The competitions include...
We build a strong sense of community into our Cadets with activities in and around Tewkesbury. Typically we help with the car parking at the Tewkesbury Half Marathon and Medieval Festival as well as poppy selling.
Our sliding seat rowing craft are called Yoles. The can be configured as single or pairs and our cadets are very competitive in their rowing.
At present we are unable to take our cadets kayaking as we are looking for a kayaking instructor.
Sea cadets learn basic navigation and can take the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course.
Drill and care of uniform develops a sense of pride and care that encourage cadets to look after themselves and what they have. This is demonstrated every year on Remebrance Sunday when TS Otter parade through the town in the Tewkesbury Remembrance Parade.