Would you get a boat license? Test yourself with new QUIZs


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licenseIf yesterday we told you everything you need to know about the new boating license whose examination procedures will take effect on May 13, 2022, now it’s time to put it to the test. How? With a facsimile of the within-12-mile sailing exam test composed for you by the boating section of Confarca (a trade association of boating schools, driving schools, consulting firms and review centers) .

Would you get your boat license today? Put yourself to the test

You have a maximum of one error in the first charting question (20 minutes of time), four errors in the “basic” quiz (30 minutes) and one in the “sailing” section (15 minutes). Don’t cheat, you can find the solutions at the link at the bottom. Ready…go!


Depart from Punta di Fetovaia (Elba Island) at 08:00 heading to Corbelli Island with a speed of 6 knots, knowing that the hourly engine consumption is 10 l/h, determine:

(a) distance

(b) time of arrival

(c) fuel to be taken on board

d) starting point coordinates

(e) arrival point coordinates


1. The handler of a watercraft must:

(a) possess a boating license only if the unit has a displacement of more than 785 cubic cent imeters.

(b) Wear a life jacket and observe the speed limits arranged local mente.

(c) reach the shore without the need for the landing corridors.

2. Generally, the function of “Trim” in an outboard engine results in raising the bow of the unit by an angle between the sea surface and the plane:

(a) side of the unit itself.

(b) transverse of the unit itself.

(c) horizontal of the unit itself.

3. Is GPS mandatory?

(a) Yes, in navigation beyond 50 miles.

(b) no, it is a recommended and optional equipment.

(c) yes, in navigation beyond 12 miles.

4. Mayday should be repeated during the call:

(a) 1 time.

(b) 3 times.

(c) 5 times.

5. The vertical distance

placed between the deck and the

waterline is:

(a) the free edge.

(b) immersion.

(c) the living work.

6. A ship sailing at 10 effective knots will travel in 18 minutes:

(a) 3 miles.

(b) 2 miles.

(c) 4 miles.

7. In case of limited visibility:

(a) each unit shall proceed at a safe speed relative to the circumstances of the moment and visibility conditions.

(b) Each unit shall proceed at a cruising speed of not less than 10 knots and with the lookout service activated.

(c) Each unit shall proceed at a cruising speed of not less than 8 knots and with the lookout service activated.

8. Relative humidity

is measured by:

(a) barograph.

(b) barometer.

(c) hygrometer.

9. Boats serving (tender) the recreational mother-ship may sail:

(a) Within 6 miles from the coast.

(b) within 1 mile of the coast.

(c) within 1 mile of the coast or parent unit, wherever located.

10. The spillage of 5 kilograms of used oil into the sea (typical amount of a 115 HP outboard motor):

(a) is absolutely prohibited and is capable of polluting an area one and a half times the size of a soccer field.

(b) is only possible in the high seas, beyond 12 miles from the coast.

(c) is only possible on the high seas, beyond 12 miles from the coast, with the permission of the Maritime Authority.

11. Does anyone who holds the helm of a recreational boat need to have a boat license?

(a) no, provided there is another person duly licensed for the type of navigation being conducted on board who assumes responsibility for command and conduct.

(b) no, provided he/she has written power of attorney and is not less than 14 years old.

(c) yes, always because holding the rudder means determining the direction of current navigation.

12. Floating anchor:

(a) serves to limit unit entrainment.

(b) no need to use it in bad weather.

(c) serves to recover the captive anchor on board.

13. What does the GPS system consist of?

(a) is a transmitter capable of determining its own true bearing with respect to a complex of receiving stations, placed near the poles.

(b) is a receiver capable of determining its own distance to each of the satellites that make up the relevant orbiting network, and thus the ship point, with a small margin of error.

(c) is a transmitter capable of determining its own inertial geosatellite bearing with respect to a complex of gravitational stations.

14. The abbreviation in English

“Fl G 5s,” found in the list of fog lights and signals edited in Italian by I.I.M.M., means:

(a) 1 yellow flash, period 5 seconds.

(b) flashing green period 5 seconds.

(c) 1 green flash, period 5 seconds.

15. What are the medicines and medication items that recreational naval vessels must be provided with?

(a) are established in the Regulations for the Implementation of the Navigation Code.

(b) are set out in the October 1, 2015 decree of the Ministry of Health.

(c) shall be determined by the unit commander.

16. The use of the floating anchor is advantageous in case of:

(a) Depths too deep and in the absence of drift and drift.

(b) depths too deep and in the presence of drift.

(c) depths too deep and in the presence of drift.

17. What are the basic organs that make up the fuel system of a diesel engine?

(a) fuel pump, injection pump, carburetors.

(b) fuel pump, injection pump, injectors.

(c) feed pump and suction pump.

18. If with my unit I am 5 miles on Rlv 180 degrees from the Lighthouse of Pianosa; it means I am:

(a) North of the lighthouse, distance 5 miles.

(b) South of the lighthouse, distance 5 miles.

(c) there is insufficient evidence to say.

19. Having to pull over aft, with a unit equipped with a single right-handed propeller, which maneuver is appropriate:

(a) maneuver no. 1.

(b) maneuver no. 2.

(c) is indifferent.

20. In the context of local forecasting, what premonitory signs may indicate the possible formation of fog?

(a) movement of a cold, dry air flow from a warmer oceanic region to a colder one, the presence of much warmer water than the overlying air, and the presence of tense wind.

(b) movement of a flow of warm moist air from a warmer oceanic region to a colder one, presence of much colder water than the overlying air, and presence of weak wind.

(c) darkening of the sky during the evening hours, presence of dry air and regular wind.


1. If two units sail with different sails (one on the left and the other on the starboard side), the one who takes the wind on the left side takes precedence.

(a) True

(b) False

2. Jibing is the biggest risk involved in sailing at the grand or stern (little garden) slack.

(a) True

(b) False

3. “Glide” refers to the state in which the sailing vessel comes to be while sailing in dynamic equilibrium on the crest of the wave generated by its own progress.

(a) True

(b) False

4. The diction of “starboard tack/left tack” means the forward part of the hull on which the waves break.

(a) True

(b) False

5. A “traverse” is called the gait in which the sailing unit proceeds with a heading that forms a 90° angle to the true wind direction.

(a) True

(b) False





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