The principle members of World Sailing are the ‘Member National Authorities’ (MNAs) and the ‘Class Associations’. The Cadet is one of only two(!) International Classes for the age group of 6-17 year olds, the so-called junior classes. Together with the Optimist (an International Class since 1973) it represents the interests of the world’s sailing youth.
The Chairman of the International Cadet Class is a member of the Classes Committee of World Sailing, where the Class Associations are represented. He promotes the Class’ interests at the World Sailing Annual Conference.