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In reference to a sailboat’s rudder system, what is a skeg? 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 Bordenave, for his … Continue reading

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What is the forward lower 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, Tim Haas, for his answer … Continue reading

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In the northern hemisphere, what side of a hurricane is considered to be the strongest? 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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In navigating and piloting, what is the “Rule of Thirds” used for? 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, Byron Denny, for … Continue reading

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On a NOAA chart, what does the abbreviation “Co” stand for? 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, Daniel Jarl, for his … Continue reading

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What is a “preventer” used for? 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 Bowman, for his answer to “Who was the … Continue reading

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Who was the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world? 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 Vogel, for … Continue reading

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When performing a diesel engine inspection prior to starting, what are a minimum of three things to check? 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 … Continue reading

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When sailing a boat equipped with an adjustable backstay, how would tensioning the stay affect the mainsail? 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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When encountering a Cardinal Buoy with apexes facing one another (pictured), what side of the buoy is the safe side–North, South, East or West? Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random … Continue reading

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What does EPIRB stand for? 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, Ivan Chason, for his answer to “What is it called … Continue reading

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What is it called when you are sailing dead downwind with sails let out on opposite sides of the boat? 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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While sailing close-hauled on a port tack the wind shifts towards your bow. Was that shift a header or a lift? 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 … Continue reading

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While underway, does a masthead wind indicator point to the true or apparent 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, Ed … Continue reading

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What does VMG stand for? 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, David Hoitt, for his answer to “What part of the … Continue reading

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What part of the anchor digs into the seabed? 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 McNamara, for his answer to … Continue reading

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What is the purpose of a cunningham? 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 Hume, for his answer to “What does … Continue reading

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What does VHF stand for? 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, Fernando Segade, for his answer: forward.

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To put more depth in a headsail, do you move the fairlead car forward or aft? 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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Where might you find a “stuffing box” on a sailboat? 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, Al Hughes, for his answer: NE … Continue reading

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