A BRCC certified steersperson is responsible for the safety of the dragon boat crew, equipment, and for enforcing the BRCC Operating Rules. The steersperson directs the operation of the dragon boat and is responsible for dock safety and security. Steersperson candidates must demonstrate a complete knowledge of the BRCC Operating Rules to be fully certified.

This test is designed to assess the steersperson candidate’s knowledge of BRCC Operating Rules essential for certification. In addition to the written test, candidates must pass an on-the-water proficiency test.

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Steers Test
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1. Unscheduled use of the dragon boats is prohibited (or not allowed) unless expressly authorized by:
2. Which of the following are requirements for steering or being "Person in Charge" of a BRCC dragon boat?
3. What is best practices for a BRCC dragon boat to safely operate in the Berkeley Marina within the breakwater?
4. What weather or water conditions warrant returning back to M-Dock?
5. What is the standard area that a dragon boat can operate in the Berkeley Marina for steers certification?
6. GENERAL SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS - What safety equipment is required to be on board a BRCC dragon boat?
7. Which are the best practices if a dragon boat swamps inside the Marina?
8. When can a paddler take off their lifejacket on a dragon boat?
9. In an emergency situation, who should have the final say with regards to safety commands in a dragon boat?
10. MARINA ETIQUETTE AND PUBLIC RELATIONS - When is it okay to leave the gate to M Dock propped open against the gangway ramp??
11. DRAGON BOAT MANEUVERS - When a dragon boat is at a full stop, what will usually happen in a "draw left" maneuver?
12. Which will happen to a dragon boat moving slowly in a strong crosswind?
13. When the dragon boat is at a standstill, which direction will the front/bow of the dragon boat point when the handle of the oar is "tilled" in a counterclockwise motion?
14. When the dragon boat is moving backwards, which direction will the front/bow of the dragon boat point when the handle of the oar is "tilled" in a counterclockwise motion?
15. When moving forward, what direction will the dragon boat turn when the handle of the oar is pushed away from your body in relation to the dragon boat?
16. When moving forward what direction will the dragon boat turn when the handle of the oar is pulled toward your body in relation to the dragon boat?
17. What will damage the oarlock?
18. What is the best way to stow the oar when a dragon boat is docked and put away?
19. RULES OF THE ROAD - check if correct
20. In reference to the Inland Navigation Rules and Right of Way, which of the following generally describes how dragon boats should interact with other boats in the Berkeley Marina.
21. What actions would you take if you're unsure whether a large powerboat has noticed your dragon boat and is approaching, posing a risk of collision?
22. SAFE NAVIGATION IN THE HARBOR - Dragon boats practicing in the main channel of the Berkeley Marina should:
23. Which are best practices for avoiding collisions in the Berkeley Marina?
24. What should you do if you are in charge of a BRCC boat that hits a berthed boat and causes damage or leaves a visible mark?
25. Navigation Lights - Where should the lights be placed on a dragon boat?
26. What should you do at night if you are unsure that a large power boat does not see your running lights and is approaching your dragon boat with possible risk of collision?
27. What should you do if you cannot find a properly functioning front/bow light and a properly functioning back/stern light for the dragon boat in the locker?
28. DEALING WITH SAILBOATS - When working its way upwind, what does a sailboat do when it "comes about" or "tacks"?
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