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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of sailing at a beginner level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264524  Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of sailing at a beginner level 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for individuals who intend to become qualified race officials in sailing. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully interpret and apply the rules that are required to manage a sailing race at a basic level. Learners will be able to prepare for regattas, manage regattas and do post regatta evaluation and administration.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Planning and preparing for regatta.
  • Assessing conditions for a race.
  • Observing the race to identify information on which to base decisions.
  • Interpreting and applying rules and regulations in accordance with ISAF regulations, national federation prescriptions and class rules.
  • Communicating decisions and manage the outcomes of decision-making while refereeing the game. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3.

    It is recommended that learners accessing this unit standard must have a valid VHF radio licence and a valid motorboat/skipper's licence in terms of the international racing Rules of Sailing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for regatta. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of racing formats are identified and described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different types of racing formats refer to fleet racing, team racing and match racing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation for the preparation of a regatta is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation refers to but is not limited to a written notice of the race and Instructions relating to the sailing events.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risk assessment for regattas is conducted to ensure compliance with safety requirements in terms of International (ISAF) racing rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of ensuring sufficient rescue on the water is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need to ensure sufficient personnel to assist during the race is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Courses are set in terms of the requirements of the sailing instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Courses refer to but are not limited to olympic course, triangular course and trapezoid course.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Starting procedures are explained in terms of ISAF racing rules of sailing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess conditions for a race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Participant status and condition are assessed to ensure suitability to participate in the race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An assessment is conducted to ensure that the environment, facilities, resources and equipment are in accordance with requirements for the race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The significance of assessing the atmosphere in terms of their effects on wind, conducting a race is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Atmosphere refers to but is not limited to wind, weather and tides.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for monitoring the wind are explained in order to take corrective action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes but is not limited to change course and abandon the race.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The levels of safety and other risks are assessed to confirm compliance and acceptability within the rules and regulations prior to commencement of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Deviations in relation to the conditions as required by the rules and regulations are assessed and recorded for corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Starting procedures are administered within the rules and regulations of the specific race at a basic level. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Observe the race to identify information on which to base decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Participants and other officials are observed to see that the race is conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of sailing and the accepted best practice of sailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The observation is conducted with minimal disruptions to the performance of the race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Players and other race officials are observed to assessed to ensure that the game is conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Breaches of the rules and regulations by racers and other officials during the race are identified and recorded for reporting and decision-making purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret and apply rules and regulations in accordance with ISAF regulations, national federation prescriptions and class rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations of sailing is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Race official Code of Conduct and consequences of breach of Code of Conduct are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant information is used in order to make decision in accordance with accepted best practice of sailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rules and regulations are interpreted and applied consistently for the given situation in accordance with national trends of sailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication aids and safety instructions are used to make decisions accurately, consistently, and based on fairness and participant safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Communicate decisions and manage the outcomes of decision-making while refereeing the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Decisions are communicated in accordance with prescribed rules and regulations for a specific race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reactions of players and other officials are managed in accordance with the rules and regulations of sailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Protests are dealt with in accordance with accepted rules and regulations of sailing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information with regard to protests and requests for redress is collated in accordance racing rules of sailing. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Game rules and regulations.
  • Health and Safety rules and regulations
  • Report writing.
  • Time management.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Fitness. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems relating to decisions taken during the race by applying the rules correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to control the race. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure safety of racers and officials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information relating to the details of weather, tides in order to decide whether to continue with the race or abandon the race. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using language skills in the form of oral and non-verbal communication in accordance with sailing rules and regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by applying safety standards as required by the ISAF rules and regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by consulting with the international racing officials to keep up with sailing trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment Option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Observation.
  • Simulation. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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