AND ORIENTATION INFO:
The vast majority
of the sailors at the UCLA MAC are students who have learned
to sail here. The addition of experienced sailors to the UCLA
MAC sailing community is something we encourage and we thank
you for choosing our facility. Experienced sailors
who wish to use sailing vessels at the UCLA MAC are required
to either demonstrate their competency by completing a Skills
Evaluation and Orientation (SEO) or by attending and passing
our regular beginner class for that vessel. No sailor will be
allowed to rent a vessel before he or she has completed a SEO
or sailing class.
Before undertaking a SEO
the candidate MUST:
1. Complete a written pre-evaluation
certifying his or her level of experience in a dinghy. If you
have previously earned a dinghy certification from US Sailing
and/or ASA, please bring a copy of the certification forms to
the SEO. Please note, such certifications will not exempt a
candidate from fulfilling the requirements of the SEO, and are
only intended to assist the instructor(s) conducting the evaluation.
Please click here
for the Pre-Evaluation .
2. Score 90% or better on
a web based computer multiple choice "pre-test" (50
questions) on General Sailing topics and safety. You may ONLY
take the test once. Subsequent submissions of the test will
not be scored.
the above two criteria are met an e-mail will be sent to you
within 5 working days that will provide details on how to schedule
a SEO. Do NOT attempt to schedule a SEO until you have received
confirmation that you have completed the pre-requisites described
Your SEO will take place
during the first eight hours of a scheduled class and you must
be present and participate with our non-SEO students for the
entire eight hours. During that day the candidate will be required
1. Attend a short lecture
on MAC policies and other sailing related topics.
2. Demonstrate his or her
seamanship and on-the-water sailing abilities (e.g. rig and
derig, tack and gybe, launch and dock, execute a safety position,
3. Demonstrate a proper capsize
recovery using the Scoop Method.
4. Take a written exam (multiple
choice) on general sailing topics as well as information that
is specific to sailing at the MAC contained on our website and
Sailing Manual (80% or better to pass).
SEOs are ONLY
available for Sailing I and II classes. All candidates shall
take the Sailing I SEO before the Sailing II SEO. If the candidate
demonstrates good seamanship and passes both the on-the-water
practical evaluation and the written exam at the end of his
first day he or she will be given a qualification card to rent
the vessel he or she tested out in. If the candidate fails any
portion of the SEO, he or she will be required to take the full
class at another time. Payment for the SEO will not be applied
to the cost of the class.
All test-outs should read
the following document in regards to rentals: RENTAL
violation of the rental policies will result in forfeiture of
sailing privileges. Please note that ALL sailors are responsible
for equipment care. If a sailor breaks or loses equipment he
or she may be required to pay for the damages.