Sailor Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Do you believe that you have what it takes to man a boat? Now you can prove it by showing that you know all there is to know when it comes to sailing!

 Feb 26, 2019

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If a sailor wants to draw attention they should shout, ""Boat ___!".
Ahoy!
Four!
Head!

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you want to secure rigging on your sail boat, you better ____.
Know the string tops
Know the ropes
Know the shoe tops

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you are sailing and desire food, where would you go?
The head
The keel
The galley

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If a sailor wants to clean his boat he would:
Heave down
Heave up

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The handle for turning a boat's rudder is known as the:
Tiller
Transom
Rudder

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you are sailing towards the direction of the wind, your point of ___ is called "in irons."
Coast
Flow
Sail

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "dinghy" is a:
Small boat
Tugboat
Raft

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The "head" of a boat is the:
Shower
Toilet
Steering wheel

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Out of all the sailing knots, what is the king?
Sheet bend
Fisherman's knot
Bowline

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

You need to pay attention when you steer the ___.
Helm
Mast
Keel

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

True or False: If you want to change direction, you would "jibe".
False
True

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The small shelter cabin in a boat is referred to as a:
Hull
Tiler
Cuddy

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The bow is the...
Front of the boat
Back of the boat

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The stern is the...
Back of the boat
Front of the boat

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The forward motion of a boat is called the:
Headway
Boway
Sternway

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

To board and disembark the boat, a person would use the ___.
Gangway
Plank
Hatch

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

When your sailboat leans over because of the wind, it is:
Heeling
Drafting
Tilting

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Instead of ropes, what would sailors say while they are on their sailboats?
Tack
Mainsail
Lines
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Have you always wanted to talk to the sea? Do you love sailing, boating and taking the occasional cruise? Man has sailed since he was able to walk, and histories greatest strides were made at sea. Until very recently (in the past 120 years), the only way to circumnavigate the globe was by boat. Nautical travel has been around for a LONG time and even has its own unique lingo!

Do you know how speed is measured for traveling on water? Do you know all the parts of a seaworthy vessel—which is the bow, which is the stern, and which is portside? Do you know what the galley of a ship is? Do you understand the mechanics of a boat like what turns it or how sails are hoisted? Do you know what the tides are and what can happen on the sea? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, show us that you know your nautical stuff by answering these 18 fun but challenging questions on taking to the water! Anchors up and let's go!

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