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Trainees will be allocated to, and under the direct supervision of, two instructors who will plan, implement and assess appropriate activities in order for participants to successfully complete the requirements.  
Although not compulsory, trainees will be encouraged to achieve the Australian Yachting Federation Intermediate Certificate. A component of this course is the logging of 80 hours as a helmsman.  
Participants will gain the required number of logged hours as a helmsman by participating in sailing activities at the Water Activity Centre on such days as General Days, Level 1 and Level 2 sailing courses or by individual sailing at the WAC.  
The "Level 3- Sailing" qualification is available to all sections, (except Joeys). Generally, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders will have the physical and mental capabilities to gain this qualification.  


These requirements are all met by participating in the Level 3 Sailing Course.  
     * Have achieved Level 2 in sailing. 
     * Know your region's weather conditions and signs 
      of change and be able to use this knowledge  
      when engaged in boating activities. Show a  
      proficiency in interpreting weather maps. 
     * Be able to sail as skipper on all points of sailing  
       demonstrating tacking, gybing, man overboard  
       drill, sailing with damaged tiller, sailing on sails  
     * Knowledge of right of way for sailboats. 
     * Understand flag symbols for regattas. 
     * Demonstrate what to do in case of loss of power  
       whilst on the water such as broken mast, broken  
       or sails torn. 
     * Be able to instruct and examine in the tying and  
       use of Level 1 knots. 
     * Take a leading part in making minor repairs,  
       cleaning and/or painting. 
     * Demonstrate the correct loading of a craft with  
       crew and stores. 
     * Gain a minimum of 12 hours experience as  
       skipper in a variety of weather conditions. 
     * Organise and take part in an overnight journey in 
       a sailing boat. 
     * Demonstrate knowledge of buoys, beacons and  
       navigation signs used in your region and lights on 
       other vessels. 
     * Have knowledge of Expired Air Resuscitation 
     * Understand the recognition and treatment of  
       concussion and other head injuries.