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Auxiliary Sailing Quiz

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Which of the following lines would NOT be used in handling a jib or staysail?

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You can make temporary repairs best for a broken forestay by using:

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A sailing vessel with the wind coming over the port side is said to be a:

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In order to maintain forward speed when changing from a close reach to a broad reach, you should:

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What is the proper method to fix running rigging to a cleat?

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The purpose of a vang is to hold down the boom and control slack in the:

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Which line would not be used to rig a spinnaker?

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The metal horseshoe-shaped pieces used to bend a staysail are called:

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What standing rigging supports the mast in the fore and aft, and athwarships direction?

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A “reaching” course is one in which the wind:

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If a fore and aft sail were to tear along the foot boltrope, it could still be flown by:

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When attempting to pick up a person in the water, your approach should normally be made:

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In order to tighten the luff of a sail, you would increase tension on the:

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Sail battens are used to:

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Twisting of the mainsail can best be controlled by:

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When shifting to a course where the wind comes more from astern, easing the main outhaul would:

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If your sails are properly trimmed while on a reaching course, changing to a close-hauled course will:

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A method by which you can temporarily slow or stop a vessel is to:

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When sailing with the wind from dead astern, the main advantage of a centerboard is to:

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A vessel is sailing on a close reach when a strong wind suddenly heels the vessel hard over to one side. In order to reduce the heeling and yet maintain speed, you should:

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You are attempting to recover an object floating in the water. If your approach to the object is made on a port tack, which action should you take to slow down as you draw near?

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You are sitting on the port side of your vessel and steering by tiller. If you pull the tiller are toward you, the vessel’s head will:

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If all sails are trimmed properly, which course will normally result in the greatest sailing speed?

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In order to get the maximum sailing effect when using both a mainsail and jib, the two sails should be trimmed such that:

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“Luffing” is a sailing maneuver which:

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What is the purpose of a centerboard when sailing on a tack?

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When experiencing heavy winds, sails should be reefed in order to:

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Which action is recommended in attempting to right a capsized sailing vessel with the mast downwind?

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If you were running before the wind in a fresh breeze, a boom may be prevented from accidentally jibing by using a/an:

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Which statement is true regarding a sea anchor and drogue?

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