Level One Topics

Topics required for Level 1 are:


Safety

  • Correct clothing
  • Personal buoyancy
  • Stay with boat after capsize
  • Weather forecast sources

Swimming Drill

  • Check the buoyancy aid

Wind direction

  • How to observe ashore & afloat wind & weather
  • Describe telltale signs of wind direction

Rigging

  • Wind awareness
  • How to rig, control & operate mast, sail, rudder, centreboard & vang

Capsize

  • Understand the principle of righting your boat

Sailing

  • Sail a windward triangle course
  • Sail a figure 8 course
  • Slow down & stop
  • Demonstrate Hove to
  • Demonstrate getting out of irons

Ropework

  • Round turn & 2 half hitches
  • Stopper knot
  • Reef knot
  • Bowline

Basic Boat care

  • Safety Check
  • Washing down

Basic parts of Boat and Rig

  • Boat
  • Rig
  • Sail parts

Basic Rules

  • Keep lookout and avoid collisions
  • Opposite tacks Port / starboard
  • Same tacks Windward / Leeward
  • Overtaking boat keeps clear

Launching and recovery

  • Hold boat head to wind
  • Care ashore
  • Windward shore
  • Leeshore
  • Launching trolley
  • De rig in safe pace

Capsize and righting the boat