Sailing Staged Activity Badge

The Sailing Staged Activity Badge can be achieved from Stage One through to Stage Four.

To earn the badge, you must complete all the tasks and requirements within a stage and the previous stages. For example, to earn Stage Two, you must complete all elements of both Stage One and Stage Two.

Sailing Stage One

If you already hold the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 1 award then you do not have to complete the options below and can use that award as evidence of your skill.

  1. Identify the different types of sailing craft
  2. Name three places that you could safely go sailing
  3. Take part in a warm-up activity to prepare yourself for a sailing activity
  4. Dress properly for a sailing activity showing that you know the importance of buoyancy aids and how to put one on correctly
  5. Take part in a taster session that covers naming equipment using and parts of the boat, getting in and out of a boat safely, balancing a boat, and manoeuvring a boat in different locations including moving forwards

Sailing Stage Two

If you already hold the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 2 award then you do not have to complete the options below and can use that award as evidence of your skill.

  1. Launch and recover a dinghy
  2. Control the direction and speed of a dinghy to steer around a course
  3. Stop a dinghy safely
  4. Capsize and get back to shore safely and recover a dinghy
  5. Show that you can moor a dingy

Sailing Stage Three

If you already hold the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3 award then you do not have to complete the options below and can use that award as evidence of your skill.

  1. Prepare, launch, and recover a boat in an onshore wind
  2. Show the correct way to store your boat ashore
  3. Show you can right a capsized dingy as either helm or part of a crew
  4. Demonstrate that you can recover a man overboard
  5. Learn how a sail works and the basics of aerodynamics
  6. When sailing show that you understand basic terminology such as windward, leeward, and bear away

In addition to the above skills, you need to be able to demonstrate ability in the following:

  • Sail setting
  • Balance
  • Trim
  • Course made good
  • Centreboard
  • Taking upwind
  • Gybing from a training run
  • Coming alongside a moored boat
  • Picking up a mooring

Sailing Stage Four

If you already hold the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 4 award then you do not have to complete the options below and can use that award as evidence of your skill.

  1. Launch and recover a boat in any wind direction
  2. Setup a boat according to weather conditions using sail and rig controls
  3. Show that you are able to recover a man overboard

In addition, you should be able to demonstrate that you understand the following:

  • The International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea (IRPCS)
  • The Beaufort Scale
  • Synoptic charts
  • Tidal ebb and flow
  • Spring and neap tides