Demonstrate basic skills to sail a small boat in controlled conditions

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for the sailing activity.

1.1. Select an activity site or location with controlled conditions according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.2. Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information.

1.3. Identify potential hazards within the small boat sailing environment and implement strategies to reduce risks, as advised by the supervisor.

1.4. Identify food and water requirements to maintain physiological well being during activity.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Select small boat and equipment according to design and construction features and check working condition.

2.2. Identify and select suitable sails for boat.

2.3. Select clothing suitable for the prevailing and expected conditions.

2.4. Fit and adjust equipment to ensure comfort, safety and suitability.

3. Rig and de-rig small boat.

3.1. Identify the main parts of a small boat and fittings on the mast and boom.

3.2. Identify sails and their component parts.

3.3. Use appropriate knots to rig sails, under supervision.

4. Launch and land small boat.

4.1. Determine wind direction to identify safe and easy launching location.

4.2. Launch and land the small boat in calm, controlled conditions while maintaining stability, direction and speed control.

4.3. Adopt position on the small boat, and secure the centreboard and rudder.

5. Sail a marked course in calm conditions.

5.1. Apply primary boat controls, and identify their effect on boat movement.

5.2. Determine wind direction and use wind, wind indicators and directional change to follow the marked course.

5.3. Use wind indicators and angle of the sail to vary speed and use a basic heave to as a reference point.

5.4. Identify when the boat is being sailed close hauled and sail to the destination directly upwind

5.5. Identify the No-Go Zone perimeters and tack the boat from close-hauled to close-hauled.

5.6. Determine when the boat is being sailed on a dead run and gybe the mainsail while the boat remains sailing on a dead run.

5.7. Identify potential hazards of gybing while sailing downwind, and implement strategies to avoid the unexpected gybe.

6. Perform capsize drills.

6.1. Identify and implement procedures for capsize according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

6.2. Demonstrate technique and order of events to right a small boat, as part of a team, according to organisational policies and procedures.

7. Participate in towing drills.

7.1. Identify situations requiring towing and prepare boat for towing.

7.2. Tow boat safely under instructor guidance, according to organisational policies and procedures.

7.3. Release boat from tow under instructor guidance, according to organisational policies and procedures.

7.4. Implement, under direct supervision and instructor guidance, a crew recovery drill, in the event of separation of a crew member from the boat.

8. Return small boat ashore.

8.1. Prepare and raise centreboard and rudder for return.

8.2. Carry and stow the small boat according to supervisor's directions and organisational policies and procedures.

8.3. Stow or store equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations, supervisor's directions and organisational policies and procedures.

9. Evaluate sailing activity.

9.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the activity.

9.2. Identify improvements for future small boat sailing experiences in controlled conditions.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOYSB201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30710 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching