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The "Level 1 Sailing" qualification is available to all sections, (except Joeys). Generally, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders will have the physical and mental capabilities to gain this qualification. In most cases, Cubs will participate in familiarisation activities. Cubs who have had prior sailing experience with a sailing club may seek to gain the Level 1 - Sailing qualification.  
The successful completion of this course will enable Scouts to gain a "Level 1 - Sailing" qualification as well as substantially completing the requirements for the Pioneer Level, Water Activities Target Badge.  
Trainee's will be divided in the maximum ratio of  one instructor / assistant instructor per three trainees for on water tuition.  


These requirements are all met by participating in the Level 1 Sailing Course.  
    * Be able to swim 50m without a PFD and there  
      after stay afloat for 3 minutes.  
    * Explain three effects weather and water has on a  
       sailing boat.  
    * Have knowledge of Expired Air Resuscitation  
    * Demonstrate the wearing of an approved Personal
      Flotation Device and know when it should 
       be worn when boating.  
    * Understand the importance of staying with an  
       overturned boat and never boating alone.  
    * Know the most frequent medical hazards 
       associated with boating, (sunburn, eyestrain, 
       sunstroke, seasickness, immersion and  
       hypothermia,) and the appropriate precautions to 
       avoid them.  
    * Demonstrate and know the use of the following  
       knots: figure of eight, bowline, round turn and 
       two half hitches, sheet bend, double fisherman's  
    * Assist in the following skills: rigging a sailing boat, 
      getting in and out, off a beach and at a 
      landing, trim, launching into and removal from  
      water of a sailing boat.  
    * Know what a sea anchor is and how it is used.  
    * Know the parts of a sail and the controls of a 
      sailing boat, (jib sheet, main sheet, sails, 
      centreboard, tiller and rudder.)  
    * Know a minimum of 15 parts of a sailing boat.  
    * Be able to recognise four different types of craft.  
    * Have four hours experience, as an active crew  
      member, in a sailing boat.