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The seamanship team prepare to compete using a variety of seamanship skills: coiling and heaving heavy lines at targets, navigation, semaphore (communication with flags), whipping and splicing rope, knot work, naval trivia, creating a ceremonial paddle with decorative knot work and constructing sheer legs (a mechanical boom to lift a load onto a ship’s deck).

The aim of the event is to encourage cadets to increase their knowledge of seamanship and to provide friendly competition.