Cadet (dinghy)

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Cadet Dinghy 9461.jpg
A Cadet class dinghy POL 9461
Class Symbol
Current Specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Design One-Design
Construction Plywood or foam sandwich
Rig Bermuda
Keel Centerboard
Trapeze none
LOA 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.38 m (4 ft 6 in)
Draft 0.16 m (without centreboard)
Hull weight 54 kg (119 lbs)
Mast height 5.22 m (17 ft)
Mainsail area 3.9 m2
Jib / Genoa area 1.26 m2
Spinnaker area 4.25 m2
RYA PN 1432
Year 1947
Designer Jack Holt
Role Junior class
Infobox last updated: 12 October 2012

The Cadet is a class of sailing dinghy designed to be sailed by two children up to the age of 17. It is a one-design class, originally designed by Jack Holt in 1947. Cadets are sailed worldwide in at least 18 countries.[1]


The boat is crewed by two people and sails with a bermuda rigged mainsail, jib and spinnaker. The Cadet is the only recognised two persons youth-boat by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as an International Competitive Youth Sailing Class since 1958. Over 9800 Cadets have been built worldwide by registered builders on three continents.

The Cadet is sailed internationally throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Originally made of wood, the majority of the international fleet is now constructed of fibreglass. The strongest fleets are currently situated in the Ukraine, Poland, the UK and Argentina. Argentine sailors won 14 world championships in the 20-year period between 1991 and 2010.

The Cadet is 3.2 metres long, 1.38 m wide, and weighs 54 kilograms.[2] With the centerboard up, the hull draft is 16 cm; the mast is deck-stepped and 5.22 m high, the mainsail area is 3.9 m2, the jib 1.26 m2 and the spinnaker 4.25 m2.[1] The side decks are designed so that a capsize normally does not fill the hull with water. In a mixed fleet, the Cadet has a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap of 1432, the second-slowest in the PY scheme.[3]


International Cadet Week[edit]

(The Cadet champions from 1950 up to and including 1966 won the International Cadet Week, the forerunner of the World Championships).
1950 – Burnham, England – D Thorpe / R Pratt (GBR)
1951 – Burnham, England – R Ellis / B Ellis (GBR)
1952 – Burnham, England – B W Appleton / R Vines (GBR)
1953 – Burnham, England – B Ellis / R Walsh (GBR)
1954 – Burnham, England – B Ellis / R Walsh (GBR)
1955 – Burnham, England – B Ellis / Walsh (GBR)
1956 – Burnham, England – J Prosser / P Assheton (GBR)
1957 – Burnham, England – B Steel / R Steel (GBR)
1958 – Burnham, England – P van Godsenhoven / R Joski (BEL)
1959 – Burnham, England – J Rogge / P Rogge (BEL)
1960 – Burnham, England – R Pattisson / J Pattisson (GBR)
1961 – Burnham, England – P Bateman / T Jenkins (GBR)
1962 – Burnham, England – S Clifford / A Harden (GBR)
1963 – Burnham, England – I Gray / I Gray (GBR)
1964 – Burnham, England – M Harrison / A Tucker (GBR)
1965 – Plymouth, England – N Boult / D Long (GBR)
1966 – Plymouth, England – B Wyszkowsk / A Nowicki (POL)

World Championships[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
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1967 Montreal
 Paul Whitehead (GBR)
 John Whitehead (GBR)
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1968 Gizycko
 L Wrobel (POL)
 E Pietracha (POL)
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1969 A Coruña
 Carl Winters (BEL)
 P Winters (BEL)
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1970 Tasmania
 Chris Tillet (AUS)
 David Tillet (AUS)
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1971 Whitstable
 Peter Marchant (GBR)
 Martin McCaffrey (GBR)
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1972 Split
 Gareth Owens (GBR)
 Richard Bradshaw (GBR)
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1973 Veere
 Nigel Barrow (GBR)
 Geoffrey Grimes (GBR)
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1974 Troia
 Frank Bucek (AUS)
 Addy Bucek (AUS)
 Matthew Anderson (AUS)
 Robert Oldmeadow (AUS)
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1975 Trieste
 Ian Videlo (GBR)
 Karen Videlo (GBR)
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1976 Mumbai Bombay
 Keith Videlo (GBR)
 David Green (GBR)
 Nick Rees (AUS)
 David Rees (AUS)
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1977 Monnickendam
 Simon Girven (GBR)
 James Con (GBR)
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1978 Glenelg
 David Rees (AUS)
 Grant Maddock (AUS)
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1979 Torquay
 Rod Behrens (AUS)
 Justin Keating (AUS)
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1980 Cesme Ankara
 C Castrillo (ARG)
 F Naviera (ARG)
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1981 Buenos Aires
 R Saubidet (ARG)
 J Saubidet (ARG)
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1982 Cartagena
 R Mohr (NED)
 D Pepping (NED)
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1983 Brouwershaven
 G Parada (ARG)
 M Parada (ARG)
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1984 Lake Valance
 M Parada (ARG)
 Mathias Blanco (ARG)
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1985 Melbourne
 Robert Drontmann (NED)
 Matthijs Van Velden (NED)
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1986 Laredo
 Paul Burnell (AUS)
 Nicholas Behren (AUS)
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1987 Pwllheli
 Paul Burnell (AUS)
 R Manadu (AUS)
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1988 Bombay
 Cyrus Cama (IND)
 Amish Ved (IND)
 Jamie Lea (GBR)
 Adam May (GBR)
 Nikhil Ved (IND)
 Vikas Kapila (IND)
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1989 Andijk
 A O Novoa (ESP)
 P Candaras (ESP)
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1990 Puck
 Jamie Lea (GBR)
 James Ward (GBR)
 Frank Rowsell (GBR)
 Harry Mogridge (GBR)
 James Flinterman (NED)
 Wynke Bodewess (NED)
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1991 Buenos Aires
 Pancho Paillot (ARG)
 Eizayaga (ARG)
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1992 Lake Balaton
 Javier Conte (ARG)
 F Alema (ARG)
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1993 Nieuwpoort
 Juan de la Fuente (ARG)
 Mariano de la Fuent (ARG)
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1994 Tasmania
 K-Jon van Avermaete (ARG)
 A Grimaldi (ARG)
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1995 Mallorca
 S Marcone (ARG)
 J Izquierdo (ARG)
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1996 Bombay
 Alejandro Baudoino (ARG)
 Alejandro Smurra (ARG)
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1997 Torquay
 Alejandro Baudoino (ARG)
 Alejandro Smurra (ARG)
 Luis Soto (ESP)
 Miguel Soto (ESP)
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1998 Kurenpolder
 Federico Alonso (ESP)
 Altor Esquibe (ESP)
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1999 Geelong
 G Pollitzer (ARG)
 M Manrique (ARG)
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2000 Gdynia
 Sam Carter (GBR)
 Robert Graves (GBR)
 Jim Haverhals (BEL)
 Kyo-lee Michielsens (BEL)
 Matias Buhler (ARG)
 Fernando Garillo (ARG)
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2001 Buenos Aires
 Fernando Gwozdz (ARG)
 Julian De Mare (ARG)
 Mariano Pellegrino (ARG)
 Santiago Verdino] (ARG)
 Alejo Rigoni (ARG)
 Santiago Rigoni (ARG)
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2002 Ribnitz
 Mariano Pellegrino (ARG)
 Santiago Verdino (ARG)
 Jim Haverhals (BEL)
 Roger De Munck (BEL)
 Danill Adzintsou (BLR)
 Allaksandr Trayan (BLR)
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2003 – Nieuwpoort
 Maria Agustina Torre (ARG)
 Rosario Torre (ARG)
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2004 Adelaide
 Manuel Bologna (ARG)
 Rosario Torre (ARG)
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2005 Sanxenxo
 James Rusden (GBR)
 Erin Clark (GBR)
 Stephen Videlo (GBR)
 Aaron Woolf (GBR)
 Victoria Travascio (ARG)
 Maria Eugenia (ARG)
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2006 Lake Balaton
 Francisco Cosentino (ARG)
 Sancho Castro (ARG)
 Hamisg Stone (GBR)
 Aaron Woolf (GBR)
 Gonsala Cosentino (ARG)
 Lucas Cabrai (ARG)
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2007 Pwllheli
 Francisco Cosentino (ARG)
 Sancho Castro (ARG)
 Francisco Gojenola (ARG)
 Agustin Romero (ARG)
 Michal Tomaszewski (POL)
 Agata Tomaszewska (POL)
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2008 Medemblik
 Quinten Lauwers (BEL)
 Nele De Munck (BEL)
 Joanna Freeman (GBR)
 Holly Francis (GBR)
 Thomas Kennedy (AUS)
 Ellie Chesterman (AUS)
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2009 Buenos Aires
 Clara Cosentino (ARG)
 Cristobal Billoch (ARG)
 Chris Brewer (GBR)
 Ole Alcock (GBR)
 Alec Bailey (AUS)
 Samantha Bailey (AUS)
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2010 Puck
 Krzysztof Malecki (POL)
 Mikolaj Mickiewicz (POL)
 Anton Sasson (AUS)
 Julian Sasson (AUS)
 Alec Bailey (AUS)
 Samantha Bailey (AUS)
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2011 Kuehlungsborn
 Maciej Kamiński (POL)
 Szymon Ostrowski (POL)
 Ilya Polyschuk (RUS)
 Ilya Gaydaenko (RUS)
 Anton Sasson (AUS)
 Julian Sasson (AUS)
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2012 Tasmania


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2013 – Nieuwpoort


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Cadet". International Cadet Class. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cadet". ISAF. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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