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Final Assessment

Please note, there are a total of 100 marks for this paper, and an 80% pass mark is required. Marks for each question are
shown in brackets.




1. a) What do the rules say about the maintenance of a lookout? (2)
b) May this rule be relaxed by single-handed yachtsmen? (2)
2. You are in a situation where a risk of collision exists and you are required by the rules to give way to the other
vessel. (4)
a) At what stage should you take avoiding action?
b) At night, how could you ensure that the action you take is immediately obvious to the other vessel?
3. In the following situations a risk of collision exists. Which is the give way vessel and what action should be taken?
(24)
a. b.
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c. d.
e. f.
4. Sketch the day shape(s) which indicate the following: (8)
a. Restricted in ability to manoeuvre
b. Aground
c. At anchor
d. Engaged in fishing
e. Not under command
f. Towing where the length of tow exceeds 200 metres
g. Motor-sailing
h. Constrained by draught
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5. At dusk the skipper of a sailing yacht switches on the masthead tricolour, steaming light and pulpit lights to make
the yacht as visible as possible. Is this permitted by the rules? (3)
6. What are the meanings of the following sound signals? (8)
a. b.
c. d.
e. f.
Bell for 5 seconds
g. h.
7. When crossing a Traffic Separation Scheme, should your heading or ground track be at right angles to the traffic
flow? (4)
8. What types of vessel are indicated by the following groups of lights? Give the vessel's probable length, aspect and
whether it is stopped, underway or making way. (24)
a. b.
c. d.
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e. f.
g. h.
9. List four situations when a sailing yacht on starboard tack would be the give-way vessel. (8)
10. Use a diagram to illustrate the correct lights for:
a) A 20 knot, 10 metre powerboat from ahead. (3)
b) A yacht fitted with a tricolour, steaming light, sidelights and stern light when motor sailing, viewed from
port side. (3)
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11. You are the skipper of a 12m motor cruiser intending to leave a busy harbour. Is it compulsory to stay on the
starboard side of the buoyed channel if there is enough depth outside the channel? (3)
12. You are the skipper of a sailing vessel underway in restricted visibility when you hear the fog signal of an
underway power vessel on your bow. What must you do? (4)
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