The Cadet is a one-design boat and therefore all Cadets have the same, strictly controlled, measurements. While material and appearance changed over time, the hull shape remained the same. Today, wooden MK II and GRP MK IV compete in the same races although at the most recent European Championship more than 90 percent of boats were GRP built. The boat itself is 3.2m long, weighs approximately 61 kg fully rigged and has a sail area of more than 5 square metres.
The current Measurement Forms have been made available in this Technical Section as well as a set of Cadet Drawings (the image at the bottom of this page shows a vintage drawing of a MK II wooden Cadet).
|Length over all:||3.22 m|
|Draft:||(without centerboard) 0.16 m|
|Mast height:||5.22 m|
|Hull weight:||54 kg|