ILFRACOMBE Sea Cadets is looking for a few good youngsters to join its ranks at a special Open Day this Sunday.

The headquarters TS Capstone in Ropery Road will be open from 1-5pm and is an opportunity for young people and their parents to find out what the Sea Cadets is all about.

The event will also include the launch of the Trinity 500, a new rowing boat - or "pulling boat" as it is known - made possible by a £2,500 donation from Devon County Council's Youth Opportunities fund.

The junior ranks of Ilfracombe Sea Cadets are thinning as most of the existing juniors move up to become full cadets and civilian instructor Greg Schofield said it was an ideal time for youngsters to join up and work their way through the ranks together.

"It's a great opportunity for young people to learn seamanship, teamwork, community and personal responsibility and other life skills in a disciplined environment, whilst also having a fun time with like minded kids," he said.

The Sea Dates offers those aged 10-18-years-old the chance to learn the sea, benefiting from experience and training covering everything from boat handling to adventure training, engineering and first aid skills.

Call in at the Open Day this Sunday from 1-5pm or for information contact Greg on 07800 717344 or CO Shirley Keen on 07773 771027.