Last week, 12 cadets from the Seaford College Navy CCF section took part in afloat training at HMS Excellent on Whale Island near Portsmouth. The aim of the day was to introduce the cadets to offshore sailing and complete their Royal Navy 2 Star afloat training.
The weather was excellent and the cadets learned about crewing a small yacht and many of them had the opportunity to take a turn at the helm. The cadets also completed man-overboard drills as part of their training.
The Navy Section Commander, 2Lt Baxter RM, said that he was very impressed with the quality of training set by Headquarters CCF Royal Navy and that he was also impressed with the standards displayed by Seaford College cadets.
Sgt Matt Gough R Sigs, Seaford’s CCF School Staff Instructor, said: “On a personal note, I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the facilities offered at HMS Excellent with further, more advanced training for the Royal Navy section in the coming terms.”