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Colin’s Conundrums-14

Keeping it short simple this week folks… have fun

This weeks questions.
Send answers to racing@rmys.com.au

1.Points of Sail

Question 1
Which of the following describes a head to wind point of sail?

Can be any angle to the wind from a beam reach to running downwind.
When a boat is sailing directly downwind.
When the boat is facing directly into the wind.
Any angle to the wind between close hauled and a beam reach

Question 2
The following image identifies which point of sail?

Close Hauled
Head to Wind
Close Reach
Beam Reach

Question 3
Broad Reach is a precise point of sail?

False
True

Question 4
For the majority of boats, which of the following is the fastest point of sail?

Beam Reach
Close Reach
Run
Broad Reach
Question 5
Which of the following describes a close reach point of sail?

Any angle to the wind between close hauled and a beam reach
When a boat is sailing directly downwind.
Can be any angle to the wind from a beam reach to running downwind.
When the boat is facing directly into the wind.

Navigation: You see the below symbol on your chart, what is it?

With regards to IALA which bouyage region do we use in Australia and what does this mean on the water.

Know your keels? What are the names of the below keel types,. click image for help



Mystery Objects

 

WEEK 13 ANSWERS


A: What is Chart Datum? LOWEST ASTRONOMICAL TIDE
B: On a chart were do we measure distance and why? LATITUDE. SCALE DOES NOT CHANGE OVER DISTANCE

2. Weather
what is the below picture of: KATABATIC WIND
 

3. Nautical Terms
Gammon Iron:The bow fitting that clamps the bowsprit to the stem
Ghost:To sail slowly when there is apparently no wind.

 

4. Some quick and easy questions
Question 1
Lift is a force generated by the water pushing against the keel/centreboard of the boat. True or False?

Question 2
Boats can sail faster than the wind that powers them. True or False?

Question 3
Lift is a force generated by the air travelling faster around the outside of the sail than the inside. True or False?

5. Mystery Objects