Sussex Sailability uses the RYA Certificate of Achievement Scheme. The main purpose of this scheme is to enable people with a learning disability to achieve set tasks in sailing, and to be rewarded for that achievement.
There are five achievement levels in the Certificate of Achievement Scheme. Achievement levels are:
- Entry Level
- Bronze Level
- Silver Level
- Gold Level
- Platinum Level
Each of these levels has four sections:
- Compulsory elements
- Optional elements
- Minimum attendance
- Minimum 'on water'sessions
Achievement is assessed by instructors during practical activity on the water supported by some worksheet actvities. Sailors can join the scheme at any level. Therefore a person who is very skillful may enter at Silver and be credited with the Entry and Bronze Level, provided the minimum of sessions for Silver have been reached.
A logbook can be used as a record of a sailor's achievement and can be signed off by any volunteer (sailor) or instructor.
The logbook is designed to:
- Support the development of any sailor regardless of ability.
- Help you record and track your knowledge and skills.
The logbook is not designed for any one type of boat, it is appropriate for keelboats and dinghies.