able to read a chart, plot a position by 3 methods and lay off a course,
making allowances for variation and deviation of compass and tidal set.
the different types of buoys, lighthouses and light vessels in general
use, the usual danger, storm and fog signals.Discuss the Beaufort wind and sea scales.Understand the use of a Barometer in forecasting the weather.
how to take soundings.
the proper gear that should be carried in a sailing boat to ensure
safety of the vessel under all conditions.
and take charge of a Patrol expedition of 48 hours minimum duration in a
sailing boat or motor cruiser.Journey
to a point at least 16 Kms from the start and return.Keep a detailed log showing courses and distances.Route to be prepared by the candidate with proper reference to
tides etc.Members of the
Patrol to be properly organised as a boats crew.
a Mariner’s Compass marked in points and degrees and be able to
estimate (using chart and tide table) the depth of water at any state of
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