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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
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
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.