Chutes and Wires 1 Checklist

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


  • Demonstrate optimal body position at all time while sailing
  • Balance boat for conditions using hiking and trapezing
  • Push body out onto trapeze before clipping in
  • Clip in to trapeze using a straight arm
  • Trapeze with feet together and shoulders back

Sail Trim

  • Crew identifies point and speed modes for helm upwind
  • Helm trim main and drive to keep crew trapezing
  • Trim jib leech to keep top and bottom telltales breaking together
  • Draw air flow around a cat and sloop rigged sail plan


  • Steer to keep pressure in kite on reach and run
  • Steer boat to promote planing and surfing with a kite
  • Head Up
  • Free-fly kite into the leeward mark
  • Douse kite to windward at a leeward mark
  • Head up and tack around a mark
  • Demonstrate a tactical rounding with a kite
  • Time trial

Bear Off

  • Identify opportunities for bear away and gybe sets at a mark
  • Perform a leeward hoist around a windward mark
  • Perform a windward hoist around a windward mark
  • Set spinnaker pole once kite is hoisted (ww and lw hoist)


  • Roll tack using the trapeze puck to roll the boat
  • Perform wire to wire tacks at 1 minute intervals


  • Gybe kite by switching pole after gybe
  • Gybe with kite on command and at 1 minute intervals


  • Crew back mainsail to stop


  • Crew provide countdown information to helm during start
  • Bear off by backing the jib
  • Line up on a beat with a tuning partner and accelerate


  • Sail slowly with a kite
  • Release kite halyard to make a reach mark layline


  • Evaluate geographical and tidal effects at a new sailing venue
  • Choose rig settings for the day‚Äôs conditions
  • Describe how the presence of a jib accelerates air around main
  • Place telltales on jib luff and leech, and on mainsail leech
  • Correctly rig kite each day for training


  • Implement racing strategy and tactics while racing

Physical Literacy

  • Participate in a daily physical warm up prior to training

Mental Training

  • Set skill/process based goals for training and racing sessions
  • Maintain a written log book throughout training
  • Participate in a 1-2 day local regatta