SPORTS

6) A taste of the test!⛵🌊⚓

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We tested our knowledge with a written #exam to get certified as a Basic #Sailor. Here are some of the questions from the pop #quizzes before that. How many did you know?

6) A taste of the test!⛵🌊⚓

PARTS OF THE BOAT

The body of the #boat minus the rigging is? The hull.

The weighted fin at the bottom of the boat is? The keel.

The front of the boat is called? The bow.

The back of the boat is called? The stern.

The space where the helm is located is? The #cockpit.

The fin used for steering is? The rudder.

The lever we hold to steer the boat is? The tiller.

The lines used to trim the sails are? The sheets.

The lines used to hoist the #sails are? The halyards.

6) A taste of the test!⛵🌊⚓

TERMINOLOGY

The width of a boat at the widest point? Beam.

The right side of the boat when facing forward? Starboard.

The left side of the boat when facing forward? Port.

Moving toward the sterns is? Moving aft.

Making the sails change sides by turning the bow through the wind? Tacking.

Making the sails change sides by turning the bow away from the wind? Jibing.

6) A taste of the test!⛵🌊⚓

KNOTS

A knot that gives you a temporary non slipping loop? Bowline.

Knot used to secure the boat to the dock? Deck hitch.