Mindbender

What is the top corner of a sail called?

Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers.

Thanks to last week’s Mindbender winner, Jackson Haring, for his answer to “Who has right of way in the image above; A, B or C?”: Boat C because she is on starboard tack (A & B are on port tack).

Editor’s note: Each week we encourage and enjoy all responses to the Minbender question, and last week’s seemed to spark quite a passionate response from many. By using the generic term “right of way” instead of “stand on” and “give way” we were not trying to assault or undermine the International Collision Regulations (Colregs).  We understand that the close-quarters situation presented in the diagram would probably not happen between cruising sailboats and that avoiding a collision is always the responsiblity of each individual boat. So have a good time with this and look for a hat in your mailbox!

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