Note that most ratings above novice are awarded when the wind conditions are of appropriate strengths:
- Novice: 1-6 knots
- Intermediate: 7-15 knots
- Skipper: 16+ knots
*1 knot (kts) = 1.15 mph
Double handed ratings have the same requirements as single-handed but are performed on a FJ or Laser II with crew. The crew need not be a member or getting a rating, but must have sufficient sailing skill. You the skipper will drive the boat and perform maneuvers. The most important part of double-handed sailing is good communication, so you will be asked to say commands loud enough for the examiner to hear them. A wet capsize will be required and the skipper will right the boat while the crew rolls into the cockpit. Be sure to tell your crew they will be getting wet and need a change of clothes!