CHRISTOPHER VOLKERS (RIGHT) of Comox and Stewart Clark of Victoria area enjoying a successful season of sailing.

CHRISTOPHER VOLKERS (RIGHT) of Comox and Stewart Clark of Victoria area enjoying a successful season of sailing.

Volkers earns spot on Canadian sailing team

Takes third place at U19 Sail Canada Championship in Vancouver

Sailing tandem Christopher Volkers of Comox and Stewart Clark of Victoria followed a silver medal performance at nationals with a third-place finish at the U19 Sail Canada Championship on the Labour Day weekend in Vancouver.

By earning a spot on Canada’s national youth team, skipper Volkers and crew-mate Clark have an opportunity to qualify for the 2014 Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Tavira, Portugal.

Volkers and Clark were among eight B.C. sea cadets selected to compete at the national Sea Cadet Regatta last month in Kingston, Ont. and at the youth championship at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Both have been trained and funded through the Sea Cadet Program and Navy League of Canada.

Sea cadets is a leadership/citizenship/fitness program that provides an interest in maritime affairs. Participants don’t need to be champion racers to join. The local corps has ongoing recreational sailing and training along with seamanship, navigation, powerboat operations, marksmanship, and drill and adventure training. Last year, a local placed 17th out of 135 cadets at the national marksmanship competition.

Volkers is among 10 local cadets participating in the Duke of Edinburgh program.

189 Port Augusta recruits Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.

The corps is located at HMCS Quadra, Goose Spit, Building 46A. There is no cost to join.

 

To learn more about the Comox Valley Sea Cadets, visit www.189portaugusta.ca.

 

 

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