|Minimum qualification to crew on small sailing craft.
|B-DS DINGHY SKIPPER
|Qualified to handle small centerboard sailing craft in local waters.
|B-KBS KEEL BOAT SKIPPER
|Qualified to handle a small keel boat sailing craft in local waters.
|B-CS DAY SAILING CRUISING SKIPPER
|Qualified to handle small sailing craft with auxiliary power in local waters. Boat may have some ships systems.
|B-CSN CRUISING SKIPPER
|Qualified to handle small sailing craft with auxiliary power in local waters. The N signifies that person has been certified for sailing at night and reduced visibility.
|Individual with no formal training aboard a large sailing vessel.
|(SC) SENIOR CREW
|Individual with formal training aboard a large sailing vessel and has met all the PQS requirements for Crew.
|(WC) WATCH CAPTAIN
|Individual who has met all PQS requirements for Watch Captain.
|D-CS CRUISING SKIPPER
|Individual qualified to command a sailing vessel in designated or coastal waters. Qualification includes night experience and demonstrated navigation knowledge and skills. Any course developed for this certification must be approved by the DONS.