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Mindbender

Where might you expect to experience the “Christmas Winds”? 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, Dave Marshall, for his answer: Port … Continue reading

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What does the term “posh” 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, John Meyers, for his correct answer: Trim in … Continue reading

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When sailing close hauled and watching the jib’s telltales, what action should be taken to correct fluttering windward telltales? 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 is a DR and how is it 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, Pat Otto, for her correct answer: … Continue reading

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What three units of measurement might you find soundings in on a 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, Les Fuchs, … Continue reading

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According to international COLREGS, what day shape would be shown by a vessel constrained by draft? 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 … Continue reading

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What is the smallest landmass in the world to be divided into two countries? 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 sound signal is a sailing vessel (with no engine on) required to make in restricted visibility? 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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On a ketch-rigged sailboat, what is the stay that runs from the head of the main mast to the head of the mizzen mast called? Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at … Continue reading

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How about a photo Mindbender? Name the island in the foreground and background. 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 Grisworld, … Continue reading

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What book explains the symbols on a NOAA 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 winners, Dan and Mel Wahrer, for their … Continue reading

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On a vessel with a bowsprit, what is the name of the cable or chain that runs from the end of the sprit back to the hull at or near the waterline? Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com.  A winner, who will … Continue reading

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Annapolis is located at the juncture of which two rivers? 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, Bruce Empy, for … Continue reading

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In a woven sail, which “yarns” stretch the most? 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, Pat Finn, for his … Continue reading

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When making a fix on a paper chart, what does LOP 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, … Continue reading

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When sailing south on the ICW from New Jersey to Florida, what markers are used to denote the “land side” of the channel? 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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Photo Mindbender:  Name this fort… 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 photo Minbender winner, Ron Holland, for his answer:  Canada.

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What country has the most miles of coastline? 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 photo Minbender winner Jim Gravelle for his … Continue reading

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Here’s a photo Mindbender for you: name this sweet gem of a harbor. 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 Lyndell Fuhrmeister for correctly … Continue reading

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No trick questions this week: What are five required pieces of equipment the USCG looks for when doing a safety inspection? Last week’s Mindbender was slightly trickier: You are sailing on starboard tack, steering a compass course of 130 degrees. … Continue reading

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