AY Honors/Wind Surfing/Requirements

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Wind Surfing

Skill Level






Approval authority

General Conference

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Wind Surfing
Skill Level
Approval authority
General Conference
Year of Introduction
See also

1. Have the Intermediate Swimming honor.

2. Learn the meaning of the following terms:

a. Across the wind

b. Backhand

c. Basic starting position

d. Beginner's checklist

e. Board control

f. Centerboard

g. Center line

h. Center plane

i. Clew

j. Forward

k. Forward hand

l. In

m. Jibe

n. Mast position

o. Out

p. Points of the clock

q. Sail trim

r. Self rescue

s. Scissor technique

t. Tack

u. Uphaul

v. Visual reference point

3. Know the names of the board parts and demonstrate how to rig your own sail.

4. Explain the basics of sailing theory.

5. Define and demonstrate the basic starting position.

6. Define and demonstrate the four steps to tacking.

7. Define and demonstrate the four steps to jibing.

8. List the seven starting sequence steps used to start a sailboard moving through the water.

9. Answer the following questions about safety:

a. What safety equipment should be worn while wind surfing?

b. Why is it important to know the local weather forecast before going out on the water?

c. When first learning to windsurf, why is it important to be in an enclosed or protected area?

d. What are the hand signals for "Everything is okay" and "I need help"?

10. How should the sail and sailboard be cared for to keep them in good working order?

11. Successfully sail a sailboard to a visual point of reference and return to the starting position.