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We have selected 10 sailor questions/quizzes for you to answer to see if you are a true longshoreman. Answer on the fly, on impulse, and then look at the correct answers
-If you answered at least 8 quizzes the right way, you are a very good sailor.
-If you answered at least 5 quizzes the right way, you are a decent sailor.
-If you answered at least 3 quizzes the right way, you are a Sunday sailor.
Let’s get started!


1. What are the symbols found in the center of the Italian flag hoisted on boats?
A) the heraldic emblems of the Maritime Republics.
B) the coats of arms of the great victories of the Maritime Republics.
C) The current emblems of Pisa, Amalfi, Genoa.

2. Sailing astern the tension of:
A) jib halyard
B) vang
C) mainsail halyard

3. What is the first man to sail around the world solo?
A) Francis Chichester
B) Joshua Slocum
C) Alex Carozzo

4. Which of these sailor proverbs expresses a correct concept?
A) Poggiare necesse est
B) To hemming there is always time
C) Brim when you can, rest when you want to

5. When the wind decreases you…
A) decreases the halyard tension
B) cock the halyard a bit
C) dick a little

6. The actual wind compared to the apparent wind occurs
A) increasingly aft of the course
B) increasingly forward of the course
C) always of greater intensity

7. According to the Beaufort scale, moderate wind corresponds to what intensity.
A) 12/19 knots
B) 7/10 knots
C) 11/16 knots

8. Vittorio Malingri just set the record:
A) Dakar-Guadalupa crossing with a thirty-meter trimaran.
B) passage to Cape Horn in the shortest time under sail
C) Marseille-Tunis crossing with a six-meter catamaran.

9. To prevent seasickness before leaving, it is best to have a small meal by taking:
A) a lemon
B) carbohydrates
C) nothing, it is better to remain fasting

10. If blue smoke comes out of the muffler of the diesel engine, what does it mean?
A) the injectors should be adjusted
B) too little oil passes through the cylinders
C) indicates excessive oil consumption




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