Chiswick Sea Cadets Celebrate Arrival Of New Boat

Boat formally named Black Pearl at ceremony on 15th June

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Chiswick Sea Cadets celebrated the arrival of their new boat, a Trinity 500, with a naming ceremony at Chiswick Pier on Wednesday June 15 th with the help of parents and other supporters.

The Trinity 500 is a new design made specifically to Sea Cadet requirements. The Trinity House Maritime Charity funded the design and development costs and the name of the design marks the quincentenary of Trinity House in 2014.

The cost of the purchase of the boat for the unit was covered by London Area Sea Cadet funding and a generous grant from Thames Community Foundation Grassroots Fund.

The Chiswick cadets have recently been awarded a Burgee, in recognition of the high level of training achieved. They can now look forward to many a happy hour on the river learning fixed seat rowing, developing their muscles, bringing their teamwork into play and just generally enjoying being on the river in addition to their previously available waterborne activities in their small powerboat and in kayaks with the Chiswick Pier Canoe Club.

June 22, 2011