HawaiI Kai Boat Club

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O'pen skiff sailing Levels


LEVEL 1

Novice (Fresh Fish)

Sail with Crew. Learning how to sit on the rail. Learning how to sheet in and out. Learning how to steer with a tiller. Learning how to see the wind. Learning how to right a boat from capsize. Learning how to rig a boat.



LEVEL 2

Advanced  Beginner

Learning how to sheet-in and drive in light winds (mostly with crew).

Knows how to see the wind. Knows how to right the boat from capsize. Knows the basics on how to rig a boat. Can name the basic parts of the boat.

Learning the rules of sailing and basic knots.



LEVEL 3

Intermediate

Single handed driving up to 15 knots. Level 3 sailors are invited to participate in regattas with predicted wind under 15 knots.

Able to hike out, sheet in & and sheet out to the wind.

Knows how to see and read the wind. Knows the basic rules of sailing: Right-of-way (port, starboard, windward, leeward, overlap). Knows how to rig the boat. Must be able to finish a race.



LEVEL 4

Advanced Intermediate

Single handed sailing (with no instruction). Can sail in winds over 15 knots.

Sheet in all the way up wind, go down wind and reach. Can read tell-tales. 
Races competitively; including good starts and appoint tactics.
Knows the rules of competitive sailing including basic flags. Knows how to tune a sail based on conditions.



LEVEL 5

Advanced

Place top 3 positions in some races.



LEVEL 6

Expert

Assistant in coaching: Able to instruct with forward thought, maturity, patience, and confidence.


Note:

In order to progress to the next level, sailor must perfect skills of current level. Every level (except 1) includes skills of previous level(s) and the current skill set.

Email us

info@hawaiikaiboatclub.com

Mailing Address

Hawaii Kai Boat Club
PO Box 26021

Honolulu | HI 96825-6021

Meeting point for our classes

Hawaii Kai Dock behind

Island Brew Coffee House

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