Sailing Skills Stage 9

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Sailing Skills - Stage 9 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have prepared the vehicle and/or trailer with the boat that I am responsible for prior to travelling to any events.
    • Scouts should be able to:
      • inspect both the vehicle and/or the trailer and its valued racing dinghy cargo securely tied
      • check all vehicle brakes and signal lights to ensure they are in good working order at the time of departure to any sailing events
  2. I have used precautionary driving skills while travelling safely to events carrying passengers and/or transporting sailboats.
    • A Scout, at the advanced sailing level, traveling to compete at regional and/or provincial events, must do so safely, using precautionary driving skills according to Provincial motor vehicle regulations, and with the utmost care while carrying passengers and/or transporting sailboats.
  3. I have developed strategic and tactical plans prior to a race, based on wind, geography, tides and currents.
    • A Scout, at the advanced sailing level, planning for a sailing expedition or a racing event should assess the sailing event area strategically and make tactical plans to determine if there are any unique geographic features affecting local laminar wind flow, tidal activity, and flooding/ ebbing tidal currents at the time of the event.
  4. I can describe the implications of the I, P, Z and black flags used in racing with full understanding of their intent in accordance with the current CANSail / ISAF Racing Rules.
    • A Scout, racing at the advanced level, must be able to describe the implications of the I, P, Z and black flags used in racing with full understanding of their intent in accordance with the current CANSail / ISAF Racing Rules.
  5. I have the knowledge to effectively evaluate and adjust both standing and running rigging prior to a race with the intent of achieving maximum performance.
    • A Scout, at the advanced level, must be able to effectively evaluate and adjust both standing and running rigging prior to a race with the intent of achieving maximum performance.
  6. I have a full understanding of air flow over the sails, and can explain the implications of changing laminar flow on sail trim.
    • A Scout, at the advanced sailing level, must have a full understanding of air flow over the sails, and can explain the implications of changing laminar flow on sail trim.
  7. I can demonstrate at least six steering skills.
    • tactical rounding of the mark while racing
    • tacking to duck under a boat
    • maintaining bow out on start line
    • consistently starting within 3 seconds of the starting horn
    • gybing on waves to promote planing and surfing
    • holding a position going upwind or downwind for a minute
  8. I have successfully demonstrated at least two tactical sailing manoeuvres.
    • defending a position on a downwind leg
    • exonerating myself after a penalty by completing a 360 or a 720 during the race
  9. I have demonstrated at least four optimal body positions while sailing on a double-handed boat.
    • balancing the boat for the conditions, using hiking and trapezing
    • pushing the body out onto the trapeze before clipping in
    • clipping on to the trapeze using a straight arm
    • trapezing with feet together and shoulders back
  10. I have demonstrated at least four skills to steer the sailboat while underway on the water.
    • helm trimming main and driving to keep the crew trapezing
    • promoting planing and surfing
    • completing adjustments to the sail controls to head up
    • demonstrating smooth tactical mark roundings
  11. I have successfully shown at least three manoeuvres a boat with trapeze.
    • roll tacking using the trapeze puck to roll the boat
    • performing wire to wire tacks at one-minute intervals
    • performing wire to wire gybes at one-minute intervals
  12. I have prepared for competition.
    • Scouts should have:
      • prepared for competition by conditioning myself through a daily physical warm-up prior to training
      • set skill / process-based goals for training and racing sessions
      • maintained a written log book throughout training
  13. I have participated in a provincial regatta where all the skills that I have learned are consolidated into performance in order to excel during the regatta.
    • A Scout, at the advanced sailing level, must have participated in a provincial regatta where all the skills learned are consolidated into performance in order to excel during the regatta.
  14. I have successfully completed the equivalent requirements for an Intermediate CANSail 3–4 Sailing Instructor course from Sail Canada or its provincial association, or internationally recognized equivalent.
    • A Scout, at the advanced sailing level, should have the skills to teach Scout Sailing Stage 5, 6, 7 and #
    • Scouts must have completed the equivalent standards of a CANSail 3–4 Intermediate Sailing Instructor course or internationally recognized equivalent.
  15. I can sail a double-handed boat to CANSail 5 skills standards including CANSail 5 chute skill sets.
    • Scouts must be competent to sail a double-handed sailboat (e.g., 470, Club 420, Flying Junior, Mistral 4.04, 49er) with spinnaker or kite.