Boardsailing Scout Interest Badge
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- Have a basic understanding of the theory of sailing, with particular reference to the centre of effort and the centre of lateral resistance, and explain their significance to boardsailing.
- Be able to identify all parts of a sailboard and its rigging.
- Rig a sailboard and sail a course of at least 300 metres, at least one beat, one run, and one reach, on both port and starboard tacks.
- Explain how to obtain suitable weather forecasts and understand how to use them.
- Describe the international signal for help and explain when to use it.
- Demonstrate and explain rigging modifications for varying weather conditions.
- Discuss with the examiner the LY.R.U. rules and appendices, with S.A.Y.R.A. prescriptions, applicable to boardsailing and right-of- way for yachts and sailboards.
- Sailing with an average wind strength of Force 3 on the Beaufort Wind Scale or more, complete a figure-of-eight course twice, sailing continuously. The radius of the circles to be less than 10 metres.
- Perform the following manoeuvres on both port and starboard tacks: Step tack; Jump tack; Swing gybe; Stop (or Turn) gybe.
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