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Nelson Sea Cadet Sebastian Bodine receives top CanSail coaching

By Contributor
July 18th, 2014

Sebastian Bodine, a Nelson Sea Cadet, is spending six weeks aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship QUADRA (HMCS) Cadet Summer Training Centre, receiving CanSail coaching all completely for free.

Cadet Bodine was selected for the six-week Intermediate Sail Course and this is his third cadet summer course.

He, along with 50 other Sea Cadets from across Canada, will be spending the upcoming days sailing, power boating, learning rope work and making new friends.

Bodine, who’ll be attending L.V. Rodgers Second School next year joined Sea Cadets to learn how to sail and make new friends.

He enjoys the travel and competitions; “I love being able to go to different places to sail, do seamanship, etc and it’s all for free!” said the eager 14 year old. He’s looking forward to getting his CanSail level 4 as well as his boating license.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a national youth program sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada.

The program is offered to all youth in Canada aged 12-18 and is provided at zero cost to families. Adults interested in volunteering or youth interested in joining, are encouraged to contact RCSCC HAMPTON GRAY VC Commanding Officer Lt(N)  Michelle Harris at

Photo Caption: Sea Cadet Sebastian Bodine and his crew, Lillian Smythe, practice their capsizing drills in the record-high temperatures in Comox, BC. — Photo by Lt(N) Carson Stoney

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