Quiz: Starboard! Only A Sailor Will Know The Meaning Of These 17 Words

amy poehler, SC
Women

"A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor."

Have you traveled the world and crossed the seven seas? Do you own a yacht? Have you been on a yacht? Do you own a boat?

 Mar 16, 2018
1 of 17Pick one!
Which sailing maneuver refers to turning the stern of the boat through the wind
Tacking
Porting
Jibing
2 of 17Pick one!
Which of the following terms denotes to the LEFT of the boat?
Port
Jibe
Helm
3 of 17Pick one!
Which of the following terms denotes to the RIGHT of the boat?
Field
Starboard
Drive
4 of 17Pick one!
The ____ is a long, heavy fin on the bottom of the boat that sticks down into the water.
Keel
Junction
Anchor
5 of 17Pick one!
This is the term for when a sailboat leans over in the water, pushed by the wind.
Heeling
Traveling
Thinning
6 of 17Pick one!
The side of the boat furthest to the wind is called:
Tack
Helm
Leeward
7 of 17Pick one!
Ropes are also known as:
Strings
Lines
Threads
8 of 17Pick one!
What is the boat's largest and most important sail?sa
Topsail
Headsail
Mainsail
9 of 17Pick one!
What is a chit?
A type of anchor
A piece of paper
A turning point
10 of 17Pick one!
What is a scuttlebutt?
Someone who's fearful of water.
A wooden paddle
A water fountain
11 of 17Pick one!
If you're operating a cadillac, you must be:
Sleeping
Driving
Cleaning
12 of 17Pick one!
What is a geedunk?
Mold
Rotten fish
A vending machine
13 of 17Pick one!
If someone tells you to go to the bow, this means:
Go to the FRONT of the ship
Go to the BACK of the ship
14 of 17Pick one!
The ____ is the horizontal pole which extends from the bottom of the mast.
Boom
Windward
Shaft
15 of 17Pick one!
Where can you find the rudder?
Beneath the boat
West of the boat
Inside the engine
16 of 17Pick one!
Bubble head is the term sailors use to describe submariners.
True
False
17 of 17Pick one!
Which sailing maneuver refers to turning the bow of the boat through the wind?
Jibing
Tacking
Ruddering
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