Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Training Program

Corps Operations and Resources

Instructors Guide & Qualification Standard and Plan

Cadet Elemental/Optional Training

Lesson Plan Repository

Cadet / Canadian Armed Forces Publications

Cadet / Canadian Armed Forces Forms

Canadian Cadet Organizations Competitions

Training Videos

Rope Terminology

Knots Terminology


Figure 8 Knot

Overhand Knot

Reef Knot

Round Turn Two half Hitches

Slip Overhand Knot


Rolling Hitch

Timber Hitch

Common Whipping

Sheerlegs (Part1)

Sheerlegs (Part2)

West Country Whipping

Coil a Line

Heaving Line

Sail Makers Whipping

Mouse a Hook – Seamanship

Sheerlegs – Headlashing

Gyn – Headlashing

Double Whip – Seamanship

Luff – Seamanship

Two-Fold Purchase – Seamanship

Rope Work

Making a Strop

Making a Monkeys Fist

Boatswains (Bos'n) Call

General Call

General Call (audio)

The Canadian Armed Forces pronounces Lieutenant as "luff-ten-ant" as a continuation of its British heritage

Fun FactRanks

During the first year, a cadet will be promoted twice. Starting as an Ordinary Cadet then promoted to Able Seaman followed by Leading Seaman before the training year is finished.

Fun FactFirst Year Cadet Ranks

The Commanding Officer of a ship is known as "Captain"

Fun FactPosition

Sea Cadets wear their corps crest on their tunic. These crests are based on ships, stones frigates and submarines of Her Majesties Canadian Ships (HMCS) or Her Majesties Ships (HMS)

Fun FactCrests

All military personnel and cadets salute officers holding the Queen's Commission. During unification in 1968, the Canadian Armed Forces adopted the 'navy' salute - slight palm down (ref: CFP 201)

Fun FactSalutes