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National Small Boat Sailing Scheme (Racing Skills 1)

Shorncliffe, QLD

Subject: Sailing

National Small Boat Sailing Scheme (Racing Skills 1)

Overview
The aim of this course is to introduce sailors to competitive sailing. The course focuses on refining enhanced boat handling skills including speed control and manoeuvres and introducing participants to basic racing tactivs and strategies.

Outcomes
You will receive a Racing Skills 1 certificate and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills to competitive situations in moderate to fresh conditions.

Pre-requisites
It is expected that participants have mastered the skills in Basic Skills...

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National Small Boat Sailing Scheme (Racing Skills 1)

Overview
The aim of this course is to introduce sailors to competitive sailing. The course focuses on refining enhanced boat handling skills including speed control and manoeuvres and introducing participants to basic racing tactivs and strategies.

Outcomes
You will receive a Racing Skills 1 certificate and the ability to apply your knowledge and skills to competitive situations in moderate to fresh conditions.

Pre-requisites
It is expected that participants have mastered the skills in Basic Skills 2 and experienced the boat handling skills introducted in Better Sailing.

What to do afterwards?
Continue training in Small Boat Sailing to achieve your Racing Skills 2 award, try one of the other schemes or try racing at your local Sailing Club.

SYLLABUS:

1. Prepare and Plan
Basic Fitness Principals
Sailing Stretches

2. Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres
Demonstrate enhanced boat speed control
Basic starting procedures
Identify line bias
Perform starts in accordance with flags / sound signals
Windward and leeward mark roundings
Enhanced boat handling skills to maintain or enhance speed and balance in gusty (moderate to fresh) conditions when sailing upwind and downwind

3. Sailing Theory and Background
Basic aerodynamic theory (how sails work)
Methods of sail power control
Teamwork
Use racing rules in a racing situation
Rule 10 - on opposite tacks
Rule 11 - on the same tack, overlapped
Rule 12 - on the same tack, not overlapped
Rule 13 - whilst tacking
Rules 18.1 and 18.2 - passing marks and obstructions
Rule 29.1 - on the course side at the start
Rules 31.1 and 31.2 - touching a mark
Identify common race course configurations
Identify race / regatta scoring systems
Identify major components of a race and their potential to effect outcome of the race

4. Winds, Tides and Currents
Identify wind-shift types and patterns including geographic, oscillating and persistent wind shifts
Identify sea breeze and land breeze patterns

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When

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Where

Sinbad St
Shorncliffe, QLD 4017

Skill level

Beginner

 

The teachers

Sail Training
Queensland Cruising Yacht Club Boating and Sailing Academy offers a range of Yachting Australia Accredited...

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Sail Training
Queensland Cruising Yacht Club Boating and Sailing Academy offers a range of Yachting Australia Accredited Courses. Training is conducted on selected Saturday mornings by qualified instructors from approximately 9am to 12noon followed by a sausage sizzle.

Our training fleet includes:

Sabots
Vagabonds
Corsairs
Catamarans

The courses conducted are introductory sailing and racing courses designed to give you the basic skills necessary to sail competently.

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Offered through

QCYC Boating & Sailing Academy