RC Sea Cadets Training in Hilton Beach

RC Sea Cadets Training in Hilton Beach

Seventeen youth from Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps ‘Royal Sovereign’ participated in an on-water training exercise in Hilton Beach, ON the weekend of September 28-30th. This is the first time that the corps has conducted such an exercise in Hilton Beach, or on St. Joseph Island.

RC Sea Cadets Training in Hilton Beach

The purpose of the weekend was to familiarize the cadets with the use of marine VHF radios, to obtain their marine radio license, and to gain valuable experience on the water in a powerboat. The experience better enables the youth from our community to participate in recreational boating activities safely and increases their knowledge and skill when it comes to using small watercraft.

Participating cadets were coached by qualified instructors on required safety equipment, proper clothing to wear, docking and securing a vessel, maneuvering a boat at no-wake and planing speeds, recovering a man-overboard, coming alongside other vessels and proper use and care of an outboard motor. These skills were practiced while using marine VHF radios to communicate between boats and with personnel on shore.

The Sea Cadets were quartered in the Village of Hilton Beach Community Hall and used the Hilton Beach Marina for on-water training, with the support of council and the community. Despite the chilly weather, the cadets had an excellent time and made lasting memories!

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets aims to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promote physical fitness, and stimulate an interest in the sea activities of the Canadian Forces. The cadet program is open to all Canadian youth from 12 to 18 years of age. There is no fee to join. They meet every Thursday evening during the school year at the Sault Ste. Marie Armoury from 6:00-9:00pm.

Submitted by Nicholas D. Fraser-Lieutenant (Navy) / Lieutenant de vaisseau

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) Royal Sovereign

Department of National Defence / Government of Canada