The Cadet is not just about learning to sail. A racing day is physically exhausting and demands a great deal of concentration from the sailors. Furthermore, the helms have to learn very early to take on responsibility for their decisions and their younger crews. The crews, in turn, benefit from the knowledge and experience of their helms and therefore learn very quickly (peer-to-peer!). Both sailors have to work together as a team in order to win a race.
The photo above shows a controlled training situation where a crew learns what to do when the boat turns over. And to the right the essence of building a successful team: turn ME into WE and let the fun begin!