for Certification as a Sweep
Responsibilities - As a sweep you are accepting responsibility for . . .
When accepting the role of sweep the golden rule is ASSUME NOTHING
Practice session procedure:-
Grades of progression:-
|Grade 1: |
|Novice helms, sweeping for an experienced crew, with an experienced helm on board|
|Grade 2: |
|Novice helms gaining experience (under the guidance of experienced helms) with unpredictable (novice) crews in non-race conditions in a relatively safe environment such as the V&A Marina Basin .|
|Grade 3: |
|Sweeps with some experience,
* gaining race experience by helping with corporate racing in minor regattas in a ,safe environment,
* or in low-key club events such as 10-man races.
|Grade 4: |
Corporate Racing helm
|Sweeps helming for corporate crews in the International Regatta,|
These sweeps should have considerable experience in
* handling unskilled novice crews at practice sessions
* in racing conditions in minor regattas/monthly club meets,
* should be experienced with helming in a working harbour
* have been assessed in their knowledge of the safety regulations applicable in the working region of the V&A.
|Grade 5: |
Club Racing helm
|Race Sweeps helming for International crews in International Competition|
Club race sweeps should have prior experience helming for corporate crews in at least one local International event.
|Grade 6: |
International Racing helm
|IDBF recognised, experienced race sweeps, who have helmed for International club crews/National teams in International/World Championship events.|
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