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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
Explain three effects weather and
water has on a sailing boat.
Have knowledge of Expired Air
Demonstrate the wearing of an
approved Personal Flotation
and know when it should be worn
Understand the importance of
staying with an overturned boat and
never boating alone.
Know the most frequent medical
(sunburn, eyestrain, sunstroke,
seasickness, immersion and
hypothermia,) and the appropriate
precautions to avoid
Demonstrate and know the use of
the following knots: figure of eight,
bowline, round turn and two
hitches, sheet bend, double
Assist in the following skills: rigging
a sailing boat, getting
in and out, off
a beach and at a landing,
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,
Know a minimum of 15 parts of a
Be able to recognise four different
types of craft.
Have four hours experience, as an
active crew member, in a sailing