SAMPLE CHARTWORK QUESTIONS
The chartwork questions are designed to help candidates prepare for the South African Sailing (SAS) navigation exams. If you can do the practice questions you should be able to pass the navigation exam without difficulty.
|The questions are divided into three groups:|
To prepare for the Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Ocean chartwork exam you should ensure that you can answer all the questions from the lower levels. The exam papers typically draw questions from the lower levels to ensure that you have indeed mastered this material.
|Use the links below to download the sample chartwork questions in pdf format:|
|Day Skipper Questions|
|Day Skipper Answers|
|Coastal Skipper Questions|
|Coastal Skipper Answers|
|Yachtmaster Offshore Questions|
|Yachtmaster Offshore Answers|
|For the chartwork exam you will require|
|A clean practice chart SAN 3002|
|An examination pad. (square blocks are useful for interpolation)|
|A parallel ruler or a Portland plotter (both are required from Coastal Skipper upwards)|
|Dividers, pencils and rubber|
|A simple calculator with a square root button. A calculator with scientific functions is permitted but programmable calculators, cell phones and laptop computers are not.|
|The SAS Exercise and Navigation Tables (2008 edition). This is only required for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam.|
Examiners accept that candidates may not have written exams for many years. You will not be penalised unduly for the occasional careless mistake. Errors in principle are a different matter. You should not attempt the exam until you have mastered the necessary navigational principles.
There are rather special requirements for the Yachtmaster Ocean exam. You should discuss these with your examiner.