# Category Archives: Mindbender

## Mindbender

A national flag flow at sea 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, Amanda Best, for her answer to … Continue reading

## Mindbender

A staircase or ladder leading from the deck to the inside of a boat 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 … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What color(s) is a mid-channel buoy in the IALA-B buoyage system? 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, Christine Perakis, for her … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What is the trailing edge of a sail called (from head to clew)? 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, Randy Pike, … Continue reading

## Mindbender

How is a sailboat’s hull speed (sometimes called displacement speed) calculated? 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 Luker, for his … Continue reading

## Mindbender

Using the tide chart below and the “Rule of Twelfths,” what will the height of the tide be at 8:30 AM? Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible TH 26 Low 4:05 AM … Continue reading

## Mindbender

Intentionally beaching a vessel to clean or make repairs below the waterline 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, … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What does the term “pinching” refer to when sailing upwind? 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, Nick Bigney, for his answer … Continue reading

## Mindbender

Which knot is used when tying together two lines of unequal diameter? 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, Bob Sengstacken, for … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What light configuration should be displayed when sailing at night with no engine 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. Thanks to last week’s Mindbender winner, Todd … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What information is needed to plot an Estimated Position (EP)? 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, Lenny DiIorio, for his answer … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What is the purpose of a mainsail’s outhaul? 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, DJ, for his answer to “How does … Continue reading

## Mindbender

How does moving a jib fairlead aft affect the sail’s power? 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, Bill Cesak, for his … Continue reading

## 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 … Continue reading

## Mindbender

Who has right of way in the image above; A, B or C? 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, Karen Zagar, … Continue reading

## Mindbender

How is a yawl different from a ketch? 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, Wallace Fraser, for his answer to “When … Continue reading

## Mindbender

When describing current, what does the term “set” mean? 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, Greg Mulvany, for his answer to … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What is the inside headsail on a cutter rigged sailboat 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, Fred Edmiston, for his … Continue reading

## Mindbender

In reference to a ship’s compass, what does “deviation” mean? 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 Luker, for his answer to … Continue reading

## Mindbender

What does sailing “by the lee” mean? 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, Mark Hoenke, for his answer to “In reference … Continue reading