Sailing Fundamental Skills Self Assessment
This skill and knowledge self assessment is designed to help us better serve you. By providing an honest self assessment of your abilities we will be better able to tailor your program to your needs, goals and objectives.
How long have you been sailing?
New to sailing
Less than a year
Less than 5 years
Skills and Knowledge
How well can you identify where the wind is coming from?
I have a good sense of wind direction and can identify multiple wind indicators.
I have a rough sense of where the wind is coming from.
I struggle with identifying where the wind is coming from.
Parts and Nomenclature
I can identify the parts of a boat, equipment and usage.
I don't have all of the terms down, but I generally know parts and nautical words.
This is an entirely new language for me.
Rigging and Unrigging
I am comfortable rigging and unrigging a boat by myself.
With help, I can rig and unrig a boat by myself.
I can follow directions, but wouldn't be comfortable rigging on my own.
Check all the knots you can confidently tie:
Coiling a line
Rules of the Road
I understand the rules of the road that govern when boats meet on the water.
I have a vague understanding of the rules of the road.
The rules of the road are completely new to me.
I have and can steer a boat in a straight line, can tack and gybe.
I am comfortable steering a straight line, but can be challenged during tacks and gybes.
I have never steered a boat before.
I can comfortably tack a tiller-steered boat.
I have tacked, but its not pretty.
Never tacked before.
I can comfortably gybe a tiller steered boat.
I have gybe, but its not pretty.
Never gybe before.
Points of Sail
I can identify the correct heading and sail trim for all points of sail.
I am not perfectly clear on the names, but I can sail in any direction.
Points of sail is a new concept for me.
I have a solid understanding of how to trim the sails and use sail controls such as the outhaul, backstay, cunningham and vang.
I have trimmed sheets, but am unclear on what all the sail controls do.
I have little understanding of how sails work and what sail controls do to control sail shape.
Most of my time sailing has been...
At the helm
On the foredeck
Doing what I am told as a crew member.
I am totally new to sailing.
My goals for this course are:
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