# Tag Archives: trivia

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## Mindbender

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

## 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

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