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Detailed Adventure Skills Stages Requirements

Stage 1 I can assist in the launching of a small punt.
  I know about the buddy system
  I know the importance of a Personal Flotation Device.
  I know the correct clothing to wear when going afloat
  I can row a small punt
  I can point out the bow, stern, transom, port and starboard of a boat.
  I know how to contact the emergency services.
  I know why it is important to stay with a capsized boat
  I know why I should follow directions from my instructor
  I know not go afloat if the wind is greater than Force 4
  I can show the limits of where I may go each time I go afloat
  I have taken part in two half-day exercises afloat
   
Stage 2 I can assist in the launch and recovery of a small punt.
  I can explain impact on local vegetation launching & retrieving a punt.
  I have discussed “Weil’s disease” and the precautions needed.
  I can put on my own PFD and adjust it properly
  I know why I should wear suitable footwear.
  I can make a recognised distress signal.
  I know how to raise the alarm if I see somebody in difficulty.
  I know what hypothermia is.
  I know that I should keep clear of channels and fairways.
  I can get a weather forecast
  I can tie the round-turn-and two-half-hitches, figure of eight, Bowline
  I have taken part in four half-day exercises afloat
   
Stage 3 I can take a leading part in the launch & recovery of a small rowing punt.
  I know why wearing layers of clothing is a good idea.
  I can embark, manoeuvre and disembark from a rowing punt safely.
  I can point out the main parts of a boat.
  I can use a small anchor from a punt
  I can get into the water from a punt in a safe way.
  I can help to right a capsized rowing punt.
  I know how to do CPR and place the casualty in the recovery position.
  I know that I should follow the instructions of the person in charge of the boat.
  I understand the terms used in a maritime weather forecast.
  I have taken part in three full day exercises afloat
   
Stage 4 I can assist in the launch and recovery of a rowing boat.
  I know the main principles of “Leave No Trace”.
  I know that there are different types of PFD & know their uses.
  I can explain why wearing the correct outerwear is important.
  I can demonstrate how to manoeuvres a rowing boat as a member of the crew.
  I can pick up a mooring from a punt.
  I can help another person safely into a punt from the water.
  I can coil a line and heave it to a casualty to affect a simulated rescue.
  I know the safety precautions required for water based activities.
  I know the Beaufort wind scale up to Force 6.
  I can describe how often high and low tides take place, and their implications.
  I know that where I may go boating may change in different conditions.
  I have taken part in six full-day exercises afloat.
   
Stage 5 I know the standard rowing commands & can use them to helm a rowing boat on a straight course.
  I can take a leading role in mooring and unmooring a rowing boat.
  I can assist in the anchoring of a rowing boat.
  I can identify and name the main parts of common anchor types.
  I know why it is important to have First Aid training & can show how to care for someone who is very cold.
  I know the parts of the Prevention of Collisions Regulations which apply to my boat and local boating waters.
  I can obtain a weather forecast and know how the information might affect planned activities afloat.
  I know how currents and the ebb and flow of the tide affect my local boating waters.
  I know how to use Channel 16 on marine VHF and have an understanding of the use of distress flares.
  I have taken part in six full-day exercises afloat.
  I have taken part in one expedition afloat
   
Stage 6 I can take a leading part in the launch & recovery of a rowing boat.
  I can carry out the routine inspection of a PFD.
  I can take the helm of a rowing boat & carry out the required manoeuvres incl steering with a compass.
  I can take a leading part in anchoring a rowing boat including knowing how & when to use a tripping line.
  I have taken part in Man-Over-Board exercises.
  I know what causes tides & how spring & neap tides might affect sailors.
  I can recognise the main weather patterns illustrated by a synoptic chart & can interpret the forecast.
  I can identify common weather conditions & describe how they may affect boating activities.
  I am familiar with the main features of restricted waters as defined for my group.
  I know how & when to make distress & urgency calls & ‘Safety Announcements’ on Marine VHF.
  I have taken part in eight full-day exercises afloat.
  I have taken part in one expedition afloat
  I have instructed at least four people in four of the areas up to Stage 3.
   
Stage 7 I can take a leading part in the manual handling of a rowing boat ashore ensuring safe handling procedures.
  I can take a leading part in preparing a rowing boat for safe transportation by road.
  I know under which circumstances different PFD are appropriate.
  I can take charge of a rowing boat & carry out the required manoeuvres, including towing, to a high standard.
  I can take a leading part in selecting a good anchorage.
  I can take charge of a boat & respond efficiently to a (simulated) emergency.
  I know what lights should be shown by the most common vessels in my area.
  I know the International regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea.
  I can interpret the current forecast & make sound decisions on planned activities.
  I know the hazards & how the weather may affect “Restricted Waters” for my group.
  I know how to get suitable information for “Safe Enclosed” boating waters (e.g. For camp).
  I can assist in developing a passage plan for a day trip.
  I know how to read & set a chart, plot & estimate positions.
  I have a working knowledge of GMDSS as it applies to EPIRBs & DSC.
  I have taken part in ten full-day exercises afloat.
  I have taken part in one overnight expedition afloat outside my normal boating waters.
  I have instructed at least four people in at least six of the areas up to Stage 5.
   
Stage 8 I can take a leading part in organising the off-season storage of rowing boats.
  I understand  the different safety precautions that must be taken when a group of boats is operating together.
  I have a good understanding of the merits of different anchor types for different locations &  conditions.
  I know what sound signals the most common types of vessel in my area should make.
  I have researched at least five pieces of weather lore.
  I am familiar with ‘Day Cruising Waters’ for my group.
  I can use the information from a charts etc., to plan an expedition in restricted waters.
  I have an understanding of the ‘capture effect’ as it applies to marine VHF.
  I have taken part in ten full-day exercises afloat.
  I have taken part in one overnight expedition involving more than one boat.
  I have instructed at least four people in at least seven of the areas up to Stage 7.
   
Stage 9 I can anchor a boat efficiently to two anchors.
  I can improvise &  deploy a sea-anchor &  know what spares & tools should be carried aboard.
  I have completed the requirement for the Emergencies Skills Stage 7.
  I know how to interact with the emergency services.
  I can identify the type aspect &  behaviour of vessels by day or night from lights, shapes &  sounds.
  I know the procedure for entry to & departure from a harbour & understand  the requirement to file a passage plan under SOLAS regulations.
  I can complete a rough synoptic chart from a maritime weather forecast or similar data & use this information to make sound decisions on planned activities in view of expected weather &  sea conditions.
  I am familiar with any local rules & bylaws that apply to Day Cruising Waters for my group.
  I can devise a pilot/passage plan &  programme that plan into a GPS.
  I have taken part in ten full-day exercises afloat.
  I have taken part in an overnight expedition in coastal waters.
  I have instructed at least four people in at least five of the areas up to Stage 8.