International Cadet Class

The Cadet is still the only World Sailing International Class dedicated to double handed sailing for the age group of 6-17 year olds.

A successful technical racing training class by all accounts, since 1947. Churning out competitive sailors each and every year (well over 200,000 sailors to date!). No wonder the Cadet Class is endorsed by all important high performance pre-Olympic classes as a feeder class. A very high rate of Cadet sailors continues to race actively.

The Cadet Class also has an excellent working relationship with its single-handed counterpart the Optimist. Both classes are complementary in their catering to the needs of the same age group and both still are the only international junior classes within World Sailing. Together they form the true grassroots of youth sailing globally.


International Cadet Class of Australia

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