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Mindbender

What is the edge of a sail from tack to clew 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, Larry Meed, for … Continue reading

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In the International and Inland “Rules of the Road,” a vessel being towed at night should show what lights? 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 … Continue reading

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What information is needed to complete a dead (ded) reckoning position? 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, John Jones, for his … Continue reading

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A device used in storm conditions and deployed from the stern to slow a boat down and keep it stern to the waves is called what? Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected … Continue reading

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What are the proper signals that a sailboat should display while at anchor? 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 all the respondents of our … Continue reading

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Here’s a special two week Mindbender give-away, sponsored by Bad Elf® GPS Pro Direct Satellite GPS (see below)! You see a light through a thin layer of fog and take a bearing of 300T at 1210. You are sailing a … Continue reading

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What is the fitting that attaches the boom to the mast 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, Zdenka Griswold, for … Continue reading

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When is the proper time to fly the quarantine flag? 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 everyone who responded to last week’s Mindbender question. We … Continue reading

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What is the generally recommended amount of scope you should use when anchoring? 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, Tom Ellett, … Continue reading

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What is the difference between “stretch” and “creep” in a line? 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, Jim Lamontagne, for his … Continue reading

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Approximately how many miles does the magnetic north pole move per year? 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, Michael W. Bacher, … Continue reading

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When running wing and wing with the mainsail to starboard and the jib to port, what tack are you on? 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. … Continue reading

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The “standard atmosphere” pressure at sea level is what (given in ppsi, inches of mercury or millibars)? 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 … Continue reading

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What does the DSC function on a VHF radio do? 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, Rene Carlson, for her answer … Continue reading

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What is the term for a sailboat that has stopped head to wind and lost steerage? 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, … Continue reading

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What does the color green denote on a nautical chart? 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, John Dyess, for his answer … Continue reading

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What does this wind barb tell us about the direction and strength of the wind? 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, … Continue reading

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What does the acronym “RAM” stand for in the International Colregs? 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, Timothy Cook, for his … Continue reading

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You’re the navigator and need to plot a true course on your chart. You start by asking the helmsman what compass course they’re steering and get a response of 172 degrees. With a variation of 17 degrees east and a … Continue reading

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A stay that runs from the bow to the masthead is called what? 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, Tim McKenna, … Continue reading

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