Sailing Challenge Badge
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Covers sailboats, sailing dinghies and keelboats.
NOTE: You must wear a properly fitted PFD while in a boat.
- Have at least the Canadian Red Cross Society's Blue or Small Craft Safety Survival Level or the YMCA's Star IV Award, or demonstrate the following:
- Safety knowledge in, and on water.
- From shore, a dock and from a boat, throw a reaching assist, a throwing assist (no line) and a throwing assist (with line) to someone in difficulty, two metres from yourself. Bring the casualty to safety and secure, talking to the casualty throughout to calm them.
- While fully clothed and wearing a P.F.D. jump into deep water, tread water for five minutes without signs of stress and then swim 100 metres with any stroke.
- Demonstrate the Help/huddle positions as used in and out of the water.
- Show how to contact emergency services.
- Properly select and wear a PFD.
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of the safety equipment required for your craft by Transport Canada.
- Name and point out 25 parts of the hull and fittings, rigging, and sail.
- Explain the difference between the following types of boats: cat-rigged, dinghy, sailboard, keelboat, and catamaran.
- Demonstrate knowledge of proper procedures of care, maintenance and storage of your craft, and personal equipment.
- Demonstrate the proper methods of launching and landing a boat at a dock and shoreline. Demonstrate starting and stopping a motor if applicable.
- Correctly rig and de-rig your vessel.
- Understand the basic concepts that affect boat stability.
- Demonstrate stability of the boat by vigorously rocking it for 30 seconds.
- Demonstrate safe entry and exit from craft and changing of positions in a safe manner.
- Demonstrate how to right a capsized boat. (if applicable)
- Know how to tie and what the following knots are used for; reef, figure 8, round turn and two half hitches, bowline, rolling hitch and sheetbend.
- Properly secure the vessel to a dock by the bow, or/and by the bow and stern, using any extra lines required for weather conditions.
- With adult guidance, demonstrate the following:
- Manoeuvre your boat to and from a dock, mooring and a beach.
- Sail a boat on both tacks.
- Sail a beam reach on both tacks.
- Sail a run on both tacks without gybing.
- Demonstrate how to tack and gyb in both directions.
- Knowledge of Scouts Canada's watercraft regulations (as described in B.P.&P.)
- Creation and use of a Float Plan.
- Knowledge of the potential dangerous waters in your area.