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Sea Cadets

Whether at sea or on land, Sea Cadets offers young people across the UK amazing opportunities for personal development - by learning new skills and working in teams - we offer an environment where young people find new confidence and inspiration. Today, 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns, cities and ports across the UK are challenging themselves and developing new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing - supported by 9,000 volunteers.

With Sea Cadets, you’ll experience the most exhilarating and unique challenges. Whatever you choose to do, whether it’s hoisting the sail of a yacht, racing down a river in a kayak or mountain biking down twisty trails - there is a world of exciting challenges waiting for you. And don’t forget, you could take on Royal Marines Cadet training and experience obstacle courses, learn shooting skills and practice field skills.

Most Sea Cadet courses are recognised by leading UK bodies such as RYA, British Canoe Union and Duke of Edinburgh, which means when you put time into one of them, you’re working towards accredited qualifications. So, in short, you have fun, learn loads and end up with some valuable experience.

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What We Do

What We Do

  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Powerboating
  • Rowing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Drill, piping and music
  • Catering
  • First aid training
  • Outdoor adventure training
  • Residential camps
  • Overseas opportunities
  • Leadership and lifeskills

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"Sea Cadets isn’t just a place where you learn. My confidence has increased so much and I’ve gained loads of new skills which will come in really useful later in life. For me, the best thing about Sea Cadets is meeting new people whilst you’re getting all this experience and doing the things you want to do, like rowing. I love rowing! I also really enjoy sailing and I recently spent a week at summer camp where I achieved my Stage 2 sailing certificate."

Hannah