Hi I’m Austin and I’m 8 years old.
I’ve really enjoyed cadet week even though at times I have been nervous.
I have enjoyed all the social activities especially ‘It’s a knock out’ my captain Charlie was really friendly.
I have made new friends and have had lots of fun doing the off shore activities like the scavenger hunt. But the very best thing has been getting out on the water sailing.
12 weeks ago I knew nothing about sailing and my mum and dad knew even less! Now I can sailing a triangle, tack, jibe and know my dagger board from my rudder. I feel more confident and will miss not sailing but can’t wait for next season.
There have been lots of people who have helped me, particularly Liz who instructed and helped me, Simon who encouraged me, Ray who’s helped my mum, dad and me learn how to rig my boat, Lucy Wragg who helped my mum know all the kit I needed, Tom Bowman who got the front of my boat fixed before the start of the season, all the safety crew who make me feel safe when I’m out on the water, all the people on the beach that get me in and out of the water and help me with my trolley!
I truly have been the luckiest kid on Earth this week.
Thank you!
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