Sailing Skills Stage 8

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Sailing Skills - Stage 8 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I know the Collision Regulations and proper etiquette for using a marine radio on the water.
    • A Scout supervising another sailboat by powerboat should have a full understanding of the Collision Regulations 1–17 and have a full understanding of the etiquette to deliver the intended messages by use of a marine radio, including, hailing for help using prefaces of either MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY, PAN-PAN PAN-PAN PAN-PAN, SECURITY SECURITY SECURITY; or on Marine Channels 9 or 16.
  2. I know how to properly prepare my boat for safe travel.
    • A Scout must be able to travel safely between sailing venues.
  3. I can evaluate geographical and tidal effects of a new sailing venue.
    • Scouts should be able to:
      • describe three types of clouds and local weather patterns
      • and explain the major factors affecting tides and currents
  4. I know and can describe the current racing rules.
    • Scouts must be able to describe the implications of the I, P, Z and black flags on used in racing with full understanding of the of their intent in accordance to the current CANSail / ISAF Racing Rules.
  5. I have demonstrated how to tune a boat.
    • Scouts should be able to:
      • choose proper sail rigging for the day’s conditions
      • correctly rig sails each day prior to training
      • correctly rig the kite each day for training
  6. I have demonstrated optimal body position at all times when sailing.
    • Scouts should be able to balance a boat properly while flying a spinnaker.
  7. I have demonstrated tacking/gybe manoeuvres.
    • Scouts must be able to:
      • perform wire to wire tacks at one-minute intervals
      • perform 10 gybes sets at one-minute intervals
      • identify opportunities to bear away
      • perform gybe sets for a mark
      • perform wide and close mark roundings
      • steer promoting planing and surfing
  8. I have demonstrated the skills to fly a spinnaker/kite on the water.
    • Scouts should be able to:
      • head up and tack around a mark
      • perform a leeward hoist around a windward mark
      • perform a windward hoist around a windward mark
      • successfully hoist and fly a kite on a downwind leg
      • set the pole once the spinnaker is hoisted (on both windward and leeward hoists)
      • free fly the kite into a leeward mark
      • steer the boat to keep pressure in kite on a reach and run
      • steer the boat to promote planing and surfing with a kite
      • release the kite halyard to make a reach mark lay line
      • douse the kite to windward at a leeward mark
      • demonstrate a tactical rounding with a kite
  9. I can demonstrate the skill to gybe while flying a spinnaker/kite.
    • Scouts should be able to:
      • gybe the kite by switching the pole after a gybe
      • gybe with the kite on command ten times at one-minute intervals
      • line up on a beat with a tuning partner and accelerate
  10. I can demonstrate tactics while racing.
    • Scouts should able to:
      • perform double tacks to lay a mark and at the start line
      • tack to perform a close and loose cover
      • tack and duck under another boat
      • sail slowly approaching leeward marks
      • sail slowly approaching marks while flying a spinnaker
  11. I have demonstrated the racing strategies.
    • Scouts should be able to:
      • accelerate from the start line
      • identify and choose the favoured end of a gate and finish while sailing
      • describe three types of wind shifts
  12. I can sail a single-handed boat to CANSail 5 skills standards.
    • Scouts must be competent to sail single-handed sailboat (e.g., Laser Radial, Finn, Skiff).
  13. I have participated in at least eight daysail outings. In addition to the daysails completed for the previous seven stages,
    • Scouts must demonstrate all of the sailing skills expected of a Skipper to ensure the safety of the boat and crew, while sailing in familiar water and winds up to 18 knots.
  14. I have participated in a regional training camp and a regional regatta.
    • Scouts have participated in a regional training camp to hone the skills needed to SAIL to WIN and participated in a regional regatta coached by a certified CANSail 5–6 Advanced Sail Coach.
  15. I have successfully completed the equivalent requirements for a CANSail 1–2 Fundamental Sailing Instructor course, from Sail Canada or its member provincial association, or internationally recognized equivalent.
    • A Scout at the advanced sailing level should have the skills to teach sailing to younger and/or less-experienced Scouts must have completed the equivalent standards of a CANSail 1–2 Fundamental Sailing Instructor course or internationally recognized equivalent.