Harrogate Sea Cadets in national campaign

Harrogate Sea Cadets at Farnham. Harrogate Sea Cadets and thier instructors at Farnham.(1304182AM3)

Harrogate Sea Cadets at Farnham. Harrogate Sea Cadets and thier instructors at Farnham.(1304182AM3)

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Swashbuckling Harrogate Sea Cadets rowed a total of 234 miles at Farnham in a bid to raise cash for a new tall ship.

Each Sea Cadet unit in the country is bidding to raise £1,000, which will go towards a ship to replace TS Royalist, the 40-year-old ship which gives 1,500 cadets the chance to go to sea and gain qualifications each year.

And 25 cadets, staff and parents connected to the Harrogate unit rowed the impressive total, raising around £500.

Petty Officer Daniel Wilding said: “Our unit’s aim was to row 120 miles. We smashed this target and rowed a total of 234 miles.

“All the cadets set out with the aim to row a certain distance. A few names to mention are AC Tommy Buckle, the fastest senior 5,000 metres in 20 minutes and 31 seconds and JC Thomas Rawlings, the fastest junior 5,000m in 31.48.

“PCI Antony Fielding for the most distance rowed in one go at 12,285m and AC Rosie Lischke, most distance rowed overall at 29.5km.

“The whole event was a success.”

The event will contribute to the hours cadets need to accumulate.

The groups gets on the water every Friday in the summer, and is always on the lookout for new members.

Visit www.harrogateseacadets.org