NOCA 2018 in Turku
The Nordic Cadet Meeting 2018 (NOCA) will be held in Turku, Finland between 1.-5.8.2018. NOCA is an annual gathering of naval cadets and it is organised every year by a different Nordic country. The first meeting was held in Sweden in 1948.
The purpose of NOCA is to strengthen the excellent relations between the Nordic countries, naval cadets and naval academies. There will be 329 naval cadets from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway attending the event this year. The cadets will take part in numerous activities including seminars and different sports. The sports the cadets will be competing in are football, volleyball, swimming, cross country running and tug-of-war.
The venues for different events during NOCA will be located around Turku. The public has an opportunity to attend the following events:
- Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 1 August at 19.00 at Varvintori
- OPEN SHIP on Friday 3 August and on Saturday 4 August between 14.00-16.00 by the River Aura
- Football tournament on Saturday 4 August at the Sports Park (upper field)
- Naval Combat Course on Saturday 4 August at the Sports Park and by the River Aura
- Closing Ceremony on Sunday 5 August at 8.15 at Varvintori
The detailed programme will be published on the NOCA website and Facebook page on a later date.