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The "Level 2- Sailing" qualification is available to all sections, (except Joeys). Generally, older Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders will have the physical and mental capabilities to gain this qualification.  
The successful completion of this course will enable Scouts to gain a "Level 2- Sailing" qualification as well as substantially completing the requirements for the Explorer Level, Water Activities Target Badge.  
Successful completion of this course leads to the award of the Australian Yachting Federation Introductory Certificate in Sailing.  
Trainees must have completed the two-day Level 1 course before continuing with the six-day Level 2 course, (a total of eight days).  
The maximum ratio is one instructor / assistant instructor per three trainees for on water tuition.  

These requirements are all met by participating in the Level 2 Sailing Course.  
     * Have achieved Level 1 in sailing. 
     * Be able to estimate the time it would take to  
       cover a given distance on water. 
     * Have an understanding of tides and currents in 
      coastal areas and/or water behaviour in rivers and 
     * In a sailing boat, demonstrate getting in and out  
       in deep water, throwing a line with accuracy over  
      10 metres, simple maintenance and repairs. 
     * Demonstrate Scout procedures for activities. 
     * Gain a minimum of eight hours as a skipper in a  
      sailing boat with a holder of Level 3 or higher in  
      direct supervision. 
     * Demonstrate the following skills with a sailing 
       boat: getting in and out, off a beach and at a 
       landing, load and trim, launching into and  
       removal from water. 
     * Know the symptoms and treatment of  
       hypothermia and hyperthermia. 
     * Explain three effects of weather on a sailing boat. 
     * Know the weather forecast for the day of sailing. 
     * Understand wind and wave patterns and  
      strengths - Beaufort Scale, to decide whether you 
      should go sailing or not. 
     * Understand the 12th rule of tide. 
     * Know the parts of a sail, a minimum of 20 parts of 
       a boat and to be able to rig a sailing boat. 
     * Understand the theory of sail and how and when 
        to reef down (if applicable). 
     * With another person, capsize and recover a 
       small sailing boat. 
     * Demonstrate knowledge of buoys and beacons 
       or navigation signs used in our area, and lights on
      other sailing vessels. 
     * Describe the advantages and disadvantages of 
        lee and weather shores. 
     * Demonstrate the correct method of towing and 
        being towed. 
     * Be able to recognise five common distress  
       signals, one each at least of sight, sound and light.