CANSail Requirements for CANSail 3

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

Balance

  • Balance fore and aft in varying conditions
  • Heel to assist with steering and helm balance
  • Combine balance, steering and sheeting for balance

 

Sail Trim

  • Sheeting to maximize speed and manage power in all directions
  • Adjust sails using yang, cunningham, outhaul and bridle height
  • Demonstrate ability to trim leech shape
  • Depower using sail controls
  • Depower using steering and sheeting

 

Direction

  • Steer to keep telltales flying 90% of the time
  • Sail by the lee for 5 minutes without gybing
  • Steer, trim and balance for a proper upwind course

 

Head Up

  • Head up around a mark
  • Match sheeting to rate of turn
  • Adjust foils and balance boat to head up
  • Demonstrate a tactical rounding (wide/close)

 

Bear Off

  • Bear off around a mark
  • Match sheeting to rate of turn
  • Balance boat to bear off
  • Demonstrate wide/close and close/wide roundings
  • Adjust foils when bearing off

 

Tack

  • Tack to clear air when covered
  • Tack on command and at 1 minute intervals
  • Tack into a clean lane
  • Tack onto a layline
  • Roll for optimal speed during tack if possible

 

Gybe

  • Gybe on command and at 1 minute intervals
  • Gybe to clear air when covered
  • Gybe onto a layline
  • Roll for optimal speed during gybe

 

Stop

  • Stop at a mark and on command
  • Reach to a stop and sail backwards
  • Identify and stop on a line between two marks

 

Go/Accelerate

  • Adjust sheeting and balance to accelerate in different conditions
  • Accelerate from a line between marks
  • Accelerate at the end of a 2 minute countdown

 

Down-Speed

  • Sail at different speeds while beating/reaching/running
  • Slow boat by dragging stern, over-steering and backing main

 

Seamanship

  • Secure dinghy and spars on roof racks or a trailer
  • Evaluate potential hazards at a new sailing venue
  • Tune the base setting of your training boat

 

Tactics/Strategy

  • Identify lifts and headers, communicate shifts to partner
  • Demonstrate understanding of parts 1, 2a and 2b of the rules

 

Physical Literacy

  • Play games/activities to promote endurance and flexibility

 

Mental Training

  • Set skill/process based goals for training and racing sessions
  • Maintain a written log book throughout training
  • Participate in a club race or training camp at a local club