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Sailboat Training. Personal Qualification Standard – Part 2. USNSCC Phoenix Division USNLCC Battleship Arizona. Part 2 – Boat Equipment and Procedures.

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sailboat training

Sailboat Training

Personal Qualification Standard – Part 2

USNSCC Phoenix Division

USNLCC Battleship Arizona

part 2 boat equipment and procedures
Part 2 – Boat Equipment and Procedures

The PQS Handbook will have items you must perform at any time ashore or dockside prior to beginning on the water training. Trainee must accomplish task without prompting or use of a reference.

In response to the mentor, the trainee must complete the requirements below to participate as a crewmember in the Boat Crew program. Completion of Part 2 PQS will authorize you to be scheduled for underway boat crew training.

unit sailboat desini 12
Unit Sailboat – Desini 12

Overall Length 12 feetBeam 5 feetFree Board 17 inchesDraft (Centerboard Down) 27 inchesMast Height 19 feetDry Weight 225 poundsSail Area - Main and Jib 92 square feetTrailer 170 poundsCapacity (Three Adults) 480 pounds

boating safety equipment
Boating Safety Equipment

Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)

One required for each passenger in the boat.

Make sure the one you wear:

  • is the appropriate size (fit)
  • is worn at all times
  • is in good condition
boating safety equipment1
Boating Safety Equipment

Radio / Cell Phone

  • Ensure good communications between the boat and shore


  • Used for emergencies to call for help

Boat Oar

  • Can be used to power the boat in no wind
  • Can be used to help a man overboard victim back into the boat.
using the frs radios
Using the FRS Radios
  • Make sure the batteries are fresh.
  • Make sure you are on the same channel
  • Avoid using the “Call” buttons.
  • Push the talk button before you start to speak and then let go after you stop.
using common pro words
Using Common Pro-Words
  • “This Is” – Used to let people know who is talking
  • “Say Again” – repeat all of your last transmission
  • “Roger” – I have understood your last transmission
  • “Over” – Always say this after you are done speaking and expect a response.
  • “Out” – Always say this after you are done speaking and do not want a response.
  • “Execute” – To carry out a command immediately.
  • “Execute to Follow” – Command will be provided ahead of time and carried out when the “Execute” command is given.
phonetic alphabet













Phonetic Alphabet
  • November
  • Oscar
  • Papa
  • Quebec
  • Romeo
  • Sierra
  • Tango
  • Uniform
  • Victor
  • Whiskey
  • X-Ray
  • Yankee
  • Zulu
radio procedures
Radio Procedures

The sailboat should call to shore when:

  • You are changing direction (tacking)
  • You need further instructions
  • You need assistance
  • You are returning to the dock

Don’t use the radio for horseplay or casual conversation.

example of radio procedures
Example of Radio Procedures

Ex. Seawolf is the Sailboat and Eagle was the shore:

“Eagle, THIS IS Seawolf, OVER.”

(sailboat is requesting communication)

“Seawolf, THIS IS Eagle, GO AHEAD.”

(two way communication established)

“Executing change to Port Tack, OVER.”

(information is passed to shore)

Seawolf, THIS IS Eagle, ROGER, OUT.”

(information is received by shore, transmission ended)

knot tying
Knot Tying

You will be required to tie the following knots:

  • Square knot
  • Bowline in the end of a mooring line
  • Bowline around an object
  • A round turn and two half hitches
  • Secure a line to a rail using a clove hitch