Teaching our cadets to sail in the Crown and Feva class of boats gives opportunity to not only learn the skill of sailing, but teamwork and leadership, as they master each position on the boat, leading to a qualification as a Coxswain (Boat Skipper).
Using initiative, teamwork and rope work skills, building makeshift Masts is just one of the skills you develop as a Navy Cadet. Here a team raise their mast before shortly raising the Sea Cadet Corp ensign as part of a Regatta Competition
The NZCF conducts week long residential training courses covering Junior and Senior Leadership, as well as Sailing courses for both Cadets and Officers. Above, the combined Marine Safety Officer and Cadet Coxswain Course have their course photo taken.
Closely aligned to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), Navy Cadets have the opportunity to experience life in the RNZN, through Ship and Base visits, and sea time on operational Navy ships as they transit between ports. Above, cadets are given a taste of riding the high powered and fast J3 RHIB found on most Navy ships
Training in the safe use of firearms and marksmanship skills leads to self discipline and confidence. We use only .22 calibre, single shot, Marlin XT Rifles, and only shoot on a controlled target shooting range. Cadets can achieve a qualification as a Shooting Coach, and give instruction to their fellow cadets.
Participating in Community activities such Anzac Day and Sea Sunday services are part of a Navy Cadet unit routine. We can also be asked to participate in public events which help us raise a community profile. Here cadets from TS ACHILLES form a Cataflaque Party for the St Heliers Anzac Service
All cadets receive through First Aid training throughout their four year training programme. Above, a competitor in the NZCF Cadet of the Year Competition is faced with a realistic emergency scenario aboard one the Royal New Zealand Navy ships