The International Cadet is Australia’s premier junior class with good fleets sailing in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia. 2001 marks the 50th anniversary of the class in Australia.
The Class is for juniors under eighteen years of age and as the Class is sailed in 12 countries around the world, thus offering juniors the opportunity to compete in International regattas. The Cadet is a double-handed boat, complete with mainsail, jib and spinnaker. It is a typical training class for youths who want to sail a double-handed boat
Cadet Class Specifications
Overall Length 3.22 m.
Beam 1.27 m.
Weight 54 kg.
Construction Marine Plywood or foam sandwich
Sail Area 9.51 sq. m.
Portsmouth Number 1432
Racing Crew Two
Cadet Class History
1947 Designed by Jack Holt
1951 Royal Geelong Yacht Club introduces the Cadet to Australia
1999 World Championships held in Geelong
2001 50th Anniversary of the Cadet in Australia