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Sailaway - Questionnaire - First Part - Manoeuvres

  First Part - Manoeuvres  
 
  Is this sailing vessel ready to tack ?  
 
 
  Yes.
  No.
 

  How do you coil a sheet around a winch ?  
 
 
  anticlockwise
  clockwise
 

  The topping lift has to be slackened during navigation.  
 
  True.
  False.
 

  To lower the traveller of the mainsail will make the vessel  
 
 
  bear away
  luff up
 

  To give a slant to the mainsheet you have to  
 
  pull in the backstay
  ease the mainsheet
  tighten the clew outhaul
  ease the boom vang
 

  A spring is  
 
  a strap
  a halyard
  a warp
  a sheet
 

  To tighten the boom vang when you are on a close hauled sailing course is of no use.  
 
  False.
  True
 

  To prevent a line is pulled out of its rigged path (through pulleys or blocks) you should end it with a certain knot. Which one ?  
 
  With a clove hitch.
  With a figure of eight knot.
  With a bowline
  With an overhand knot.
 

  What is the main disadvantage of a bowline ?  
 
  A bowline cannot be untied under load.
  That it is difficult to untie after having been under load for some time.
  It slides.
 

  When tacking the sail you mainly work with is the  
 
  mainsail
  spinnaker
  headsail