* The Centre
* Power Boating
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
* 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
* Be able to recognise five common distress
signals, one each at least of sight, sound and light.