We talk a lot about boats, their related systems and the techniques to use them to sail the best we can. However, it’s also very important to have a solid understanding of the elements we all find ourselves in whenever we untie and cast off. Take a crack at this quiz that focuses on just that – tides, fog, currents… that kind of stuff. This quiz is created from the information found in ASA’s 104 Bareboat Cruising Made Easy textbook. Good luck!
- When cold air flows over warm water, what is produced?
- Radiation fog
- Sea/Advection fog
- Steam fog (also known as Sea Smoke)
- Vale fog
- What are Trade Winds?
- Inconsistent breezes, usually in the four to seven-knot range that you wish you could “trade” for more breeze.
- Winds over 35-knots that would torture sailors on trade routes in the 1800s.
- Any consistent wind event that occurred along popular trade routes of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Consistent open-ocean 15-knot breezes that occur in the tropics and sub tropics. Sailing ships used them to ply their trade.
- At what point will a gale warning be issued?
- For forecasted winds of 20-knots sustained.
- For forecasted winds of 22-28-knots sustained.
- For forecasted winds of 34-47-knots sustained.
- For forecasted winds of 52-60-knots sustained.
- The period when a tidal current is neither ebbing or flooding is called:
- Axis tide.
- Slack water.
- Lunar tide.
- Balanced tide.
- What does a “sea breeze” commonly do?
- A “sea breeze” usually blows offshore at no less than 20-knots.
- A “sea breeze” will always blow from the north, then revolve to the south.
- A “sea breeze” will usually blow onshore from the same general direction.
- A “sea breeze” will always blow across the prevailing current.
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