Sea Cadets put through their paces

Methil Sea Cadets take to the waters (picture by Fiona Sekkat)
Methil Sea Cadets take to the waters (picture by Fiona Sekkat)

Sea Cadets and adult instructors from across Fife and Tayside recently came together for a weekend full of challenges, with some working towards their powerboat level 2 certificate.

Lt Cdr Bill Wylie, District Officer and Commanding Officer T. S. Duncan, said: “Safety is paramount when we are taking youngsters or adults on to the water and powerboat training is there to increase their awareness, ability and confidence.

“It is important to know the limitations of the craft and yourself before proceeding.”

Instructors, along with cadets, were put through their paces and assessed under the watchful eye of Lt Cdr Wylie.

Cadets also completed their level 1 powerboat training, which was intense for cadets about to compete in the powerboat handling competition coming up.

And with the national kayaking competition also on the horizon, the team was hard at it, completing timed runs across the dock.

“It is exhausting but once you work together you can pick up quite a lot of speed – I’m looking forward to the competition,” said 15-year-old Ordinary Cadet Derek Mitchell.

Picture: Fiona Sekkat