Sunday, January 13, 2008

34th Annual Kayaking Expedition 2008


INTRODUCTION

This Post is meant for The PART C's Only

(EXTRACT FROM
ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS FOR NCC (SEA) 34TH ANNUAL KAYAKING EXPEDITION 2008)

[HQ NCC (Sea) will be conducting the 34th Annual Kayaking Expedition 2008 (AKE 2008) from 9 June to 12 June 2008.

Application is now open to all Part C NCC (Sea) cadets and selected NCC (Land) and NCC (Air) cadets.

All application forms and nominal roll must reach HQ NCC (Sea) by 1 Feb 2008 (Friday).

IMPORTANT

Participants are required to attend all trainings once their names are registered on the nominal roll. The rations for participants are indented for these trainings. As such, any registered participants who do not attend training would be required to pay for the ration not consumed.


The participants would be required to have a proper haircut and correct hair colour for training, otherwise, they would not be allowed for the training.

Participants must adhere to all regulations for training safety, to be equipped with the proper attire and bring the required items for training. A list of items for participants to bring is given in Annex C. Those participants who fail to comply will not be allowed to continue the training.


CRITERIA
In view of the safety requirements for sea expedition, all participants must meet the following criteria:


a. No medical history


b. Maximum weight limit of 80 kg


c. NAPFA Bronze or better


d. Attain 1 Star Kayaking Award or better


e. Attain National Survival Swimming Award (NASSA) – Bronze, or Learn-to-Swim Programme LTSP –Intermediate, or other swimming awards (able to swim 50 metres in a recognised stroke).
Note: 2 STAR Kayaking Award holders may be exempted from Criteria (e).


SELECTION


All participants are required to complete 2 preparatory trainings and the mini-expedition.
For the actual AKE, a total of 120 cadets comprising 100 Sea cadets and 20 Land/Air cadets would be selected.


Absentees (without valid reasons/medical certification) and late comers (after 0900) for training will be deemed to have withdrawn from the AKE 2008. Appeals for re-entry to AKE 2008 trainings will not be entertained.


AWARD OF CERTIFICATES AND BADGES
The participants who attend 2 preparatory trainings, the mini-expedition and AKE will be given certificates and badges (Silver type for Mini Expedition and Gold type for AKE) upon successful completion for their achievements.


The names given on the nominal rolls need to be accurate as it will be used to prepare the certificates.


SCHEDULE FOR TRAININGS
The trainings for AKE 2008 include preparatory trainings, a mini-expedition and conclude with the AKE.
Preparatory Trainings are held at Sembawang Sea Training Centre on Saturdays, starting at 0800hrs and ending at 1700hrs. Details will be given later.
The training sessions are:
Training Session
Dates

Session for Sea Units and Districts


1
16 Feb
AM - ACS(I), ACS(B), MSHS, TKS, VS,
PM - SFSS, PCS, SS, MSS, FMSS


2
23 Feb
AM - JYSS, AES, AI, PHS, BBSS
PM - CVSS, CSS, RSS, CCKS, OPSS


3
1 Mar

LAND/AIR


4
8 Mar
AM - ACS(I), ACS(B), MSHS, TKS, VS,
PM - SFSS, PCS, SS, MSS, FMSS


5
15 Mar

AM - JYSS, AES, AI, PHS, BBSS
PM - CVSS, CSS, RSS, CCKS, OPSS


6
29 Mar
LAND/AIR


7
18 to 20 Apr
Mini-Expedition (all, in 2 phases)


8
9 to 12 June

AKE (all selected)


MINI-EXPEDITIONS


The execution for Mini-Expedition will be done in 2 phases by Groups A to B with 120 participants in each group.


The Groups A will report on 18 April at 1800 and will be dismissed on 19 April at 2000 hr.

While Groups B will report on 19 April at 1800 and will be dismissed on 20 April at 2000 hr.

The overnight rest area will be provided at Sembawang Camp.


AKE 2008


The duration of AKE 2008 will be over 3 days and 2 nights with 120 participants in one group.

The selected participants will report on 9 June at 1500hr and will be dismissed on 12 June by 1800 hr. The venue for reporting and dismissal is Sembawang Sea Training Centre at SAF Yacht Club.]

Annex C(Item List) Will be posted on a later date.

3SG Stephan



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