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1995 Brownie Badge Book - Dinghy Sailor Badge Stage 1

Notes: 
* If you hold the RYA Young Sailors' Award Level 1, NSSA Bronze, IOCA Grade 1 or the RYA National Dinghy Certificate Level 1 and complete Clause 1, you may have this badge.
* The tester should be a qualified instructor or an experienced sailor over the age of 16 whom the Assistant Outdoor Activities Adviser (Boating) considers suitable.  Clauses 1 and 12 may be tested by this person.
1) Swim 50m and stay afloat for five minutes wearing clothes.  This may be done in a swimming pool and you may wear a buoyancy aid if you wish.
2) Present yourself for the test in suitable clothing and put on a buoyancy aid correctly.  Be able to explain why your clothing is suitable and why you wear a buoyancy aid.
3) Know the names of the basic parts of a boat: hull, mast, rudder, tiller, centerboard.
4) Be aware of wind direction.
5) Assist with rigging a dinghy.
6) Launch a dinghy and get underway with assistance.
7) Demonstrate that you can steer and turn a dinghy in light winds and when being towed.
8) Know, and if possible demonstrate, how to stay with your boat in the event of capsize.
9) Assist with coming ashore, recovery and putting away the dinghy and sails.
10) Know how to call for assistance and how to prepare to be towed.
11) Show that you can paddle or row a dinghy round a short triangular course.
12) Tie and know when to use a figure-of-eight (stopper) knot.
1995 Brownie Badge Book - Dinghy Sailor Badge Stage 2

Notes: 
* If you have the RYA Young Sailors' Scheme Stage 2, NSSA Silver, IOCA Grade 2 or the RYA National Dinghy Certificate Level 2 and complete Clause 1, you may have this badge.
* The tester for Clauses 2 to 10 should be an instructor or experienced sailor whom the County Assistant Outdoor Activities Adviser (Boating) considers suitable.  This person may also test Clause 1.
1) Swim 50m and stay afloat for five minutes wearing clothes.  This may be done in a swimming pool and you may wear a buoyancy aid if you wish.
2) Present yourself for the test in suitable clothing and a buoyancy aid.  Be able to explain your choice of personal gear to the tester.
3) Know some ways of observing wind direction.  Know what is meant by windward and leeward. 
4) Rig a dinghy, with assistance if required.
5) Get underway from and return to a beach or pontoon in a light offshore wind.
6) Demonstrate in light winds under supervision:
a) sailing a set course across the wind
b) going about
c) getting out 'of irons'
d) stopping by lying wind abeam
e) awareness of other water users and a basic understanding of the 'rules of the road'.
7) Crew a dinghy effectively showing adjustment of jib, centreboard and bodyweight.
8) Either 
Show how to capsize and right a single-handed dinghy.
Or
Show how to be scooped in during recovery of a capsized dinghy.
9) Know how to prepare for a multiple tow.
10) Know how to tie and use a round turn and two half hitches, bowline and figure-of-eight (stopper) knot.
1995 Brownie Badge Book - Dinghy Sailor Badge Stage 3

Notes: 
* If you hold the RYA Young Sailors' Certificate Stage 3 or the RYA National Dinghy Certificate Level 2 and complete Clauses 1 and 10, you may have this badge.
* The tester for Clauses 2 to 8 should be an RYA Instructor or hold a qualification approved by the County Assistand Outdoor Activities Adviser (Boating).  This person may also test Clauses 1, 9 and 10.
1) Swim 50m and stay afloat for five minutes wearing clothes.  This may be done in a swimming pool and you may wear a buoyancy aid if you wish.
2) Present yourself suitable dressed for the test and discuss your choice of clothing and buoyancy aid.  Know how to check your boat is safe before going afloat.
3) Rig and launch a dinghy.  Either demonstrate or show that you understand:
a) how to launch in an onshore wind
b) how to sail backwards from a pontoon in an offshore wind.
4) Understand how to adjust rigging to suit weather conditions.  Reef a dinghy ashore.
5) Demonstrate that you can:
a) tack proficiently
b) gybe proficiently
c) sail on a beat, reach and run
d) apply the 'five essentials' (sail setting, balance, trim, centerboard and course made good)
e) recover a 'man overboard'
f) stop the boat
g) return to shore, mooring or jetty safely.
6) Know the basic 'rules of the road' (port/starboard, windward boat and overtaking boat) and any particular conditions or hazards in the area in which you usually sail.  Explain what precautions you would take before going afloat and where to obtain a weather forecast.
7) Know what action to take when in distress and how to help others in distress.
8) Either
Show how to capsize and right a single-handed dinghy
Or
Show how to capsize a dinghy and be scooped in during recovery.
9) Tie and know when to use these knots: a figure-of-eight (stopper), round turn and two half hitches, bowline and reef.
10) Know how to recognise and deal with hypothermia.  Describe to the tester how you would deal with cuts, a bang on the head, blisters and rope burn.  Demonstrate artificial respiration using a manikin. 
1995 Brownie Badge Book - Dinghy Sailor Badge Stage 4

Notes: 
* If you hold the RYA Young Sailors' Scheme Advanced Sailing White Award or the RYA National Dinghy Scheme Level 3 and complete Clause 1, you may have this badge.
* The tester for Clauses 2 to 15 should be an RYA Instructor or hold a qualification approved by the County Assistant Outdoor Activities Adviser (Boating).  This person may also test Clauses 1 and 16.
1) Swim 50m and stay afloat for five minutes wearing clothes.  This may be done in a swimming pool and you may wear a buoyancy aid if you wish.
2) Present yourself for the test wearing suitable clothing and a buoyancy aid.  Be able to describe the standards used to grade buoyancy aids and what personal gear is suitable for different conditions.
3) Know what safety measures to take before going afloat and what equipment to take with you.
4) Rig and launch a dinghy to suit the weather conditions.
5) Leave and return to shore, jetty or mooring.  Know, and if possible demonstrate, how to do this from both windward and leeward shores.
6) Sail to best advantage round a given course showing an understanding of balance, trim, centerboard, set of sails on different points of sailing, and course made good.  Know and apply the basic 'rules of the road'.
7) Demonstrate that you can:
a) come alongside a moored boat
b) sail in close company with other boats
c) be towed
d) tow another sailing dinghy
e) heave-to
f) recover a 'man overboard'
g) reef afloat.
8) Know the principles of anchoring.  Demonstrate that you can use and stow an anchor.
9) Know about buoyancy bags/tanks and how the distribution of buoyancy affects the capsized dinghy.
10) Demonstrate how to right a capsized dinghy, bail out and sail on.
11) Paddle and row a dinghy round a short triangular course.
12) Know the names for the parts of a boat and sails, and the terms for position relative to the boat and for boat manoeuvres.
13) Tie and know when to use these knots: figure-of-eight (stopper), round turn and two half hitches, sheetbend, clove hitch, rolling hitch, bowline and fisherman's bend.  Demonstrate common whipping, heat sealing and eye splice.
14) Know why you need to be aware of the weather and how to obtain weather forecasts and information.  Know the characteristics of high and low pressure areas, the significance of barometric pressure and the Beaufort scale.  Give a simple interpretation of a synoptic chart.
15) Know the hazards and features of the waters you normally sail.  If this is tidal water, be able to explain how to predict tides, the rule of twelfths, and the effect of wind, tide and current.  Show that you can use the local tide tables.
16) Know how to recognize and deal with hypothermia.  Demonstrate:
a) how to stop bleeding
b) how to identify and treat a broken bone
c) how to treat an unconscious breathing patient.
Using a manikin, demonstrate how to give expired air resuscitation.
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