Adult Rating System
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> How Does The CBC Rating System Work?
> What are CBC Adult Sailing Skill Levels?
> What is Level 1 Green, Beginner?
> What is Level 2 Blue, Intermediate?
> What is Level 3 Yellow, Advanced?
> What is Level 4 Orange, Instructor Assistant?
> What is Level 5 Red, Racer?
> What is the Green/ Red Flag System?
A: CBC has developed a rating system to ensure that each member participating in recreational boating is qualified to handle the appropriate boat and weather conditions commensurate with his/her sailing experience. CBC uses on-the-water check-out tests and a visual, green/ red flag system to indicate daily sailing and paddling conditions on the water.
A: Our standardized skill levels ensure that you get the most from your sailing
experience. CBC instructors will evaluate your skill level and help refine your
personal sailing plan. Once confident and capable in skills required of each
category, you will be recommended to advance to the next level.
Level, Color, Name, Interest, Wind Zone
0, N/A, LandLubber, Terra firma, N/A
1, Green, Beginner, Open Sailing, 0-6 knts.
2, Blue, Intermediate, Extended Range, 0-10 knts.
3, Yellow, Advanced, Performance, 0-16 knts.
4, Orange, Instructor Asst,. Teaching, 0-21 knts.
5, Red, Racer, Speed, 0-21 knts
A: Our green beginners respect the power of the wind and know the
basic skills of sailing. This level requires proficiency in safety, seamanship
and boat handling in winds to 6 knots velocity. Students must demonstrate skills
in nomenclature, rigging, sail handling, and steering a course.
A: Intermediate sailors have a deep respect for the ocean blue. They have reinforced
basics and continue to master the skills of upwind sailing, proper docking and
sailing a triangular course. Includes special privileges required for extended
range sailing at CBC.
A: Advanced CBC sailors focus on sailing theory, advanced trim, docking and
safety techniques on performance sailboats designed to challenge even the most
advanced sailing appetite. This higher learning achievement offers the coveted
privilege to sail CBC performance sailboats.
A: Teaching is the ultimate way to give back to the sport. Sailing is for all
kinds of people Ð not just racers. Those who share their passion for wind and
sea and master the mechanics of a complex sailing vessel are rewarded with a
new sense of self worth and pride in accomplishment.
A: Friendly, fun, and fast racing is the best way to advance boat-handling skills
and learn from others. Racers can demonstrate starts, tactical tips, and winning
strategies to relish competitive sailing as a lifelong interest.
A: A green flag indicates that no restrictions are present and that members may sail or paddle according to the level and boat they have previously qualified in.
A red flag indicates that there are restrictions currently present due to weather or equipment limitations. Each member must check the posted restrictions prior to sailing or paddling. Less experienced members may not be permitted to sail or paddle on some red flag days.
Common restrictions include use of storm sails due to high wind or waves, or restrictions to the open boating area due to weather or boat traffic. Please understand that these restrictions are designed for your safety. If you have questions, please ask the dock staff how to best enjoy your next experience. We want you on the water as much as you want to be there!