Recreation Honors

Sailing

Sailing honor
(Instructor Required)
1.      Have an intermediate Swimming Honor.
2.      Know the "rules of the road for boating."
3.      Know how weather conditions and high wave conditions can affect safety and sailing performance.
4.      What safety precautions should be followed when sailing.
5.      Do the following:
a.       Get a sailboat underway from dock, mooring or beach.
b.      Know how to adjust your sails for the following situations:
1)      Beating the wind
2)      Beam reach
3)      Broad reach
4)      Close reach
5)      Downwind
c.       Change tack by coming about and by jibing.
d.      Approach a dock mooring, or beach, stop and prepare the boat for being unattended.
6.      Know how to tie and use the following knots in sailing:
a.       Square
b.      Bowline
c.       Clove hitch
d.      Figure-eight
e.       Two half-hitches
7.      List several ways to care for your sailing equipment through the year.
8.      Know the meaning of at least 20 terms used in sailing.
9.      Be able to identify at least 15 parts of a sailboat.
10. Demonstrate the rescue of a person overboard.*
11. Demonstrate what to do when a sailboat capsizes.*
* These requirements should be done under the supervision of an adult. A rescue boat should be ready to give assistance.
Skill Level: 2