The Sit-on-Top Sea Skills Award aims to enable participants to:
- Paddle safely and competently in smooth seas (Douglas Sea Scale – 0.10-0.50 meters swell) as a member of a group of peers.
- Paddle competently in following winds, head winds and beams winds of up to force three.
- Assist in rescues.
- Have an understanding of the importance of weather as a factor in paddling a Sit-on-Top on the sea.
Participant must successfully demonstrate the following techniques and skills: