* The Centre
* Power Boating
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
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
Be able to sail as skipper on all
points of sailing demonstrating
tacking, gybing, man overboard drill,
sailing with damaged tiller, sailing on
* Knowledge of right of way for
* Understand flag symbols for
* Demonstrate what to do in case of
loss of power whilst on the water
such as broken mast, broken or
* 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
* Organise and take part in an
overnight journey in a
* Demonstrate knowledge of buoys,
beacons and navigation signs used
in your region and lights on other
* Have knowledge of Expired Air
* Understand the recognition and
treatment of concussion and other