Sea Cadets to row the world in 80 hours

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Stonehaven & District Sea Cadets are taking part in a sponsored row around the world in 80 hours between April 18 and 21 to raise money for a much needed new square-rigged brig ship as the old one coming to the end of her working life after 40 years of faithful service. 

The Sea Cadets will be assisted by their local Scottish Rowing club, the Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association, who are donating the use of their 30 rowing machines to the cause. The cadets will be transferred to the ASRA Boathouse throughout Saturday 20th April to collectively row approximately 280 miles which when added to the national total will help the charity reach the goal of 24,900 miles, the number of miles to circumnavigate the globe.

A voyage on the Sea Cadets current sail training ship, TS Royalist is the pinnacle of the Sea Cadet experience, offering an amazing opportunity to hoist sails and navigate Britain’s coastal waters as part of a crew, working together out there at sea in the elements. It’s challenging and inspiring, helping to build skills for life. A voyage is available to all 14,000 UK Sea Cadets and every year 1500 cadets go to sea, that’s 30,000 since her launch in 1971.

Visit their just giving page: or donate by texting ‘Ahoy 08 £3’ to 70070 to donate £3. You can keep track of their progress via the Sea Cadets Facebook page and via our twitter feed: