CANSail Requirements for CANSail 2

All areas are assessed based on further development required by the student or they are performing the task consistently.

 

Balance

  • Sail consistently with less than 15% of heel
  • Adjust body position to keep boat balanced

 

Sail Trim

  • Luff tell tales fly more than 90% of the time
  • Adjust sail trim/heading for wind shifts
  • Adjust sail trim for puffs and lulls
  • Trim sails accurately on all point of sail
  • Trim sails while steering (double handed sheeting)

 

Direction

  • Steer to keep tell tales flying 90% of the time
  • Adjust sail trim within 5 seconds of course change
  • Use body weight to assist with steering
  • Identify and sail within 1 boat length of a point
  • Manoeuvre to avoid boats and hazards
  • Identify wind direction while sailing

 

Head Up

  • Head up within one boat length of a mark
  • Trim sails to keep them full while heading up
  • Jib and main are trimmed at the same rate
  • Keep boat balanced while heading up

 

Bear Off

  • Bear off from close hauled to a run and to the lee
  • Bear off to within 15 degrees of chosen course
  • Bear off within 1 boat length of a mark
  • Ease sails and adjust foils while bearing off
  • Clear sheets to bear off
  • Keep boat flat while bearing off

 

Tack

  • Sight new course to tack into
  • Communicate tack to sailing partner/other boats
  • Perform all steps in correct sequential order
  • Boat is controlled and balanced through tack
  • Correct body position is maintained through tack

 

Gybe

  • Sight new course to gybe into
  • Communicate gybe to sailing partner/other boats
  • Perform all steps in correct sequential order
  • Boat is controlled and balanced through tack
  • Correct body position is maintained through gybe

 

Stop

  • Stop boat intentionally within 1 boat length of a mark
  • Stop boat intentionally by heading up and backing main
  • Stop boat to leeward of coach boat and receive instruction

 

Go/Accelerate

  • Accelerate from irons, close hauled and a reach
  • Adjust boat and sail trim as boat accelerates from a stop

 

Seamanship

  • Launch and dock boat safely at sailing facility
  • Tie a reef knot, figure 8 and bowline while rigging
  • Identify local hazards and describe how to avoid them
  • Right a turtled boat and continue sailing
  • Describe how to identify and treat hypothermia and heat stroke

 

Physical Literacy

  • Demonstrate proper nutrition and hydration for training
  • Engage in daily games which promote flexibility