ON Saturday, September 5, the Henley Sea Cadets’ open girls’ rowing crew won gold at the
ON Saturday, September 5, the Henley Sea Cadets’ open girls’ rowing crew won gold at the Sea Cadets’ national rowing regatta at the ExCel Centre in London.
More than 400 cadets, representing units from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, attended the event.
The Henley crew consisted of cadet 1st class Sophie Riley, leading cadet Emily Day, ordinary cadet Katie Searles (coxswain), ordinary cadet Robyn Sedwell and petty officer cadet Kate Ashby
Lt Cdr Andy Searles, commanding officer, praised the girls for all their hard work, training and qualifying for the national regatta, which they achieved by beating competition at county and regional level.
He said: "I am immensely proud of the girls, who have trained incredibly hard to win gold in this prestigious national competition. I would also like to thank petty officer Ella Howell who has dedicated her spare time to help train the team."
Henley Sea Cadets is a voluntary youth organisation aimed at giving young people the best possible start in life through nautical adventure and fun based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy.
The unit has more than 30 cadets who meet every Monday and Friday evening, spending as much of the summer months as possible rowing and power boating on the River Thames and concentrating on land-based training such as seamanship, ceremonial drill, piping, first aid, cookery and swimming during the winter months.
For more information, visit www.henleyseacadets.org