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MEMBERS’ SAILING QUALIFICATIONS


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Qualifications Explained

(A) MATE: Minimum qualification to crew on small sailing craft
B-DS DINGHY SKIPPER: Qualified to handle small centerboard sailing craft in local waters
B-KBS KEEL BOAT SKIPPER: Qualified to handle a small keel boat sailing craft in local waters
B-CS DAY SAILING CRUISING SKIPPER: Qualified to handle small sailing craft with auxiliary power in local waters. Boat may have some ships systems
B-CSN CRUISING SKIPPER: Qualified to handle small sailing craft with auxiliary power in local waters. The N signifies that person has been certified for sailing at night and reduced visibility
(C) CREW: Individual with no formal training aboard a large sailing vessel
(SC) SENIOR CREW: Individual with formal training aboard a large sailing vessel and has met all the PQS requirements for Crew
(WC) WATCH CAPTAIN: Individual who has met all PQS requirements for Watch Captain
D-CS CRUISING SKIPPER: Individual qualified to command a sailing vessel in designated or coastal waters. Qualification includes night experience and demonstrated navigation knowledge and skills. Any course developed for this certification must be approved by the DONS.

The following qualifications are awarded by the DONS/USNSA only

D-SS SENIOR SKIPPER: Individual who has met all PQS requirements for Senior Skipper D-SS qualified to command a large sailing yacht offshore
E-MS MASTER SKIPPER: Qualified to command and race a large sailing yacht offshore under all conditions
Q-MO MASTER OCEAN: Honorary title based on long term offshore experience

Navy Sailing Special Qualifiers

(I) INSTRUCTOR: Qualified to train, recommend and/or certify individuals at their Individual sailing qualification level or lower provided they have appropriate experience in vessel used in training
(IT) INSTRUCTOR TRAINER: Qualified to train and certify sailing instructors at their Individual sailing qualification level
(SPD) SAILING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Individual who has been trained in the safe operation of a sailing program and has demonstrated the knowledge, maturity, skills, and leadership necessary to run such a program
(R)

RACING: A member who also has a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of yacht racing rules, techniques, and has served in the capacity of skipper or crew while racing. This designator is used in conjunction with any of Navy sailing qualifications. This designator is awarded at the local level.

 


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