It is not always possible to accommodate all cadets who apply to take part in BSC training events. As an RYA training centre we have to abide by strict limits on the ratio of pupils to instructors. Because we cannot finalise groups until we have the list of registered cadets and we know who is available to teach, it may not be possible to provide all cadets who have registered with a place in a training group.
In the event of a particular group being over subscribed, we will use the following criteria to determine which cadets we would prioritize:
Although all of these will be taken into account there is no formal weighting of these criteria, and the final decision will be made by the Cadet Skipper.
Special rules apply to cadet week, see Cadet week registration.
If a place is unavailable we will advise you as soon as possible, cancel your registration, and provide a full refund.
To sail on the river during a training weekend or cadet week you will need your own boat. There are a limited number of club boats to hire for training weekends and cadet week, which can be used in certain groups. You cannot book these through boat booker, instead you will need to apply for them as part of registering for an event. Club boats are not a substitute for owning a boat; the idea is that you should use them for one weekend and then purchase your own boat.
Hence when a limited number of boats are available to hire, the cadet skipper will allocate these firstly to cadets who have not borrowed that class of club boat for a training weekend or cadet week before. If there are several such cadets, then they will use the criteria listed above to determine (apart from the 'own boat' criterion).