KINGSTON, Ont. - August 25, 2011 -- Thunder Bay sea cadets Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Bogensberger and Leading Seaman Taylor Brown of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) VINDICTIVE are among Canada's top 50 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet sailors converging on Kingston, Ont. this week (Aug. 22-26). The annual Sea Cadets' National Regatta, staged by The Navy League of Canada and the Canadian Forces, pits each province's top sailors against each other in four days of competition, testing not only their teamwork, seamanship and sailing strategy but also their tenacity and physical endurance.
Cadets from each province earned the right to compete in this national event by dominating their division (provincial) competitions. Each crew of two cadets (skipper and mate) will sail up to 12 races in the waters off Fort Henry and the Royal Military College of Canada, where Lake Ontario flows into the upper St. Lawrence River. Crews compete in Laser 420 sailboats with a spinnaker and trapeze, requiring a high level of sailing experience and expertise.
Competition starts on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and results will be posted daily on the National Regatta website, http://*www.navyleague.ca/regatta-regates