Basic Cruising Standard
Sailboats 35' and up
PREREQUISITE: having read the course manual
This is one of the entry level Standards in the series of Sail Canada Standards on sailing keelboats and on cruising. It is preferable, but not mandatory, to have a minimum of experience on the water before taking this course. It develops the student’s ability to take command of and operate, with assistance of competent crew, an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions.
The course takes place rain or shine with a maximum of 4 participants. The focus of this standard is on the development of basic sailing and seamanship skills as well the knowledge needed to make the decisions expected of a skipper.
Developed Knowledge and Skills
Terms and definitions, material and equipment, safety, rules & buoyage, weather, duty of skipper and crew.
Preliminaries, manoeuvring under power, Handling under sail, making fast and snugging down.
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