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Print out this page and the following pages. You will take the test in writing. When youre done, submit it to Mia McCroskey, Commodore, St. Bart's Sailing. Contact her to find out the best way to get it to her.
Set aside a three-hour block of time (maximum) to devote to the exam. Gather all the materials you think you will need before you begin. These should include:
- A black or blue pen or pencil to fill in the answers
- Red and Green pens or pencils for marking charts
- Study materials provided by the Club, or Chapmans Piloting, the AnnapoIis Book of Seamanship, or any other boating references you have on hand.
You should not use:
- Plotting tools (dividers, compass, triangles, etc.)
- The scored copy of the test that you bought from another First Mate
This is not the SAT (although its possible the questions may be skewed in favor of white males). Scoring is fairly liberal and we encourage you to guess when you arent sure. Smart-ass answers can have a positive effect on your score. Seriously innovative solutions to the problems will do you more good, however.
This examination is intended to test your knowledge of the Community Clubs vessel and sailing conditions in Western Long Island Sound. You might regard it as a written dialogue about the skills and information that any competent, responsible sailor should possess before venturing out on the water. Certainly it will point up any weakensses in your sailing skill inventory. The Community Clubs Sailing program requires that all members submitting their names for addition to its First Mates List take this examination. The examination will be scored and returned to you for review so that you may continue your studies in subject areas that are unfamiliar to you. The Commodore, with the advice of the Vice- CommodorečTraining, approves additions to the First Mates List. For further detail about the promotion procedure, please request a copy of the Sailing Committee Handbook from the Commodore or VC-Training. Satisfactory completion of this test and promotion to the Community Clubs First Mates List in no way indicates any form of certification, official or unofficial.