Jack sailing ahead for the sea cadets

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A sea cadet from the borough is celebrating after winning a prestigious sailing trophy for the second time.

Whitley Bay Sea Cadet Jack Harley picked up the Northumberland District Sailing Trophy for the second consecutive year.

The 14-year-old from Whitley Bay joined the group in May 2013 and has amassed a staggering 86 qualifications across a wide range of disciplines, such as rope work and rigging, adventure training, communication and casualty care, drill, powerboating and stage 3 of the Youth Sailing Scheme.

Lt Jane Fox said: “Jack is a credit to our unit and epitomises everything the sea cadets represent, which is respect, loyalty, self-discipline, commitment, honesty and integrity.

“To bring the sailing trophy back to Whitley Bay is an incredible accolade and Jack had to demonstrate some intricate sailing skills and race against other accomplished sea cadets to do so. We are very proud of him.”

Sea cadets enjoy a range of adventurous activities like sailing, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, orienteering, first aid, navigation, cooking, adventure training, windsurfing, and power boating.

Whitley Bay Sea Cadets are recruiting boys and girls aged between ten and 18-years-old to join them.

Visit www.sea-cadets.org/whitleybay for more information.