Skills Level 5

On completion of Level 5, the student should be able to fly spinnaker, and have an understanding of race management, boat design and sail manufacture.

Level 5Advanced Racing
Rules of the roadRace management rules
Boat HandlingSpinnaker handling (set, fly, gybe, douse) as both helm and crew
Strategy theoryRecognize trade-offs between strategic VMG and tactical position
Strategy practicalPick pressure vs heading
Tactics practicalDemonstrate close cover, blanket, lee-bow
SeamanshipDemonstrate basic understanding of boat design and sail manufacture