Okay, here’s another quick little quiz of sailing terms born from our Sailing Made Easy book.
In our first Sailing Terms Quiz only 50% of you got all the questions right! Let’s see if you can all do a little better this time!
Test your sailing knowledge with these 5 questions – if you get them all right, the quiz will give you compliments. If you make a mistake, the quiz may act like a wise guy. Either way, it’s fun. Ready?
- What is a fairlead?
- The path in which a sheet runs aft from a sail to a winch
- A fitting used to lead a line at the correct angle towards something else
- A device that opens by way of a pin and a spring
- Any line in the running rigging that controls tension
- “Lee helm” is…
- The tendency of a sailboat, when sailing, to turn away from the wind
- The tendency of a sailboat, when sailing, to turn towards the wind
- The tendency of a sailboat, when sailing, to achieve perfect balance
- The tendency of a sailboat, when sailing, to vacillate in its ability to find balance
- What is “freeboard”
- The amount of space in the bilge area of a boat
- The width of the walking-area between the lifelines and cabin
- A large wooden plank that plays the role of a keel on smaller boats through the use of a block and tackle system
- The height of the hull above the waterline
- What’s a “bolt rope”?
- A metal fitting designed to secure ropes to decks
- A rope that has hard fiber threading similar to a metal bolt
- A rope sewn into the edge of a sail
- A rope used to permanently affix something
- What is a “hank”?
- An attachment fitting found in the rudder system
- A metal clip or fabric tab used to attach a sail’s luff to a stay
- The metal tab used to raise and lower zippers
- A knot used to tie two different types of rope together