* 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
distance on water.
* Have an understanding of tides
and currents in coastal
behaviour in rivers
* In a sailing boat, demonstrate
getting in and out in deep water,
throwing a line with accuracy over
10 metres, simple maintenance and
* Demonstrate Scout procedures for
* Gain a minimum of eight hours as a
skipper in a sailing boat with a
holder of Level 3 or higher in direct
* 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
* 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
* 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
* With another person, capsize and
recover a small
* Demonstrate knowledge of buoys
and beacons or
used in our area, and lights on other
* Describe the advantages and
disadvantages of lee
* Demonstrate the correct method of
towing and being
* Be able to recognise five common
distress signals, one each at least
of sight, sound and light.