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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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