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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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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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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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