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Charles Ridley Cadet Fund

The Cadet Fund was set up in memory of a former member of the club, to benefit young members under the age of 18, either individually or as a group, in some aspect of sailing.

In the past the fund has been used to help children go on trips with the Ocean Youth Trust and other similar organisations; to buy "trisails" (smaller sails) for the club Optimists (enabling sailors to experience stronger winds than they would otherwise have been able to cope with); to provide training to some who would otherwise not have been able to access it; to support junior events, e.g. Swallows & Amazons, etc.

We welcome applications to this fund:

Eligibility Criteria for the use of funds from the Charles Ridley Cadet Fund:

Individuals can apply for funding:

  • 1. If the applicant is aged between 8 years old and 17 years old.
  • 2. To broaden the horizons of the applicant's(s) sailing experience and skills. This could be RYA Instructor Training for example or more advanced RYA training that cannot be offered at YSC. It should NOT be used for YSC training.
  • 3. To give applicants the opportunity to sail in Sail Training yachts such as the Ocean Youth Trust South yacht and the London Project yachts.
  • 4. It may not be used to fund membership subscriptions.

Yarmouth Sailing Club may use the funds for:

  • 1.Equipment used specifically to further the sailing skills of this age group.
  • 2.Events such as YSC's Swallows and Amazons Group to include the hire of dinghies and instructor payments (if necessary)

How to apply for funding:

  • 1.The child/applicant should apply to the Commodore for funding in writing, explaining why they would require financial assistance, to what level and for what purpose. The letter should include supporting information on the steps they are taking themselves to supplement the proposed grant. This could include sponsored events, gifts, use of pocket money collected through small jobs.
  • 2. The Management Committee (MC) would consider using the CRCF for full funding only in exceptional cases of need and as an additional requirement would usually specify that the applicant receiving funding should write an account of their experiences and explain how this would help them in the future. This could be in the form of a log or a journal.
  • 3. The appropriate person (e.g. Chief Instructor) must submit an estimate of the costs involved to the MC for approval, if it is to purchase equipment.
  • 4. The Event Organiser (e.g. Swallows and Amazons) must submit an estimate of the costs involved to the MC for funding in advance of the event.

Once an applicant has submitted a request, the Commodore should bring it to the attention of the MC when a decision can be made. The Commodore will have the final say if agreement cannot be reached.

For more information please contact the Commodore, Yarmouth Sailing Club, Bridge Road, Yarmouth, PO41 0NL (

Last updated 11:21 on 4 May 2021

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