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Sailaway - Questionnaire - Third Part - Safety and Weather

  Third Part - Safety and Weather  
  What is the worst to happen ? The halyard breaking or a sheet breaking ?  
  A sheet.
  A halyard.

  The tension of the batteries should not go below  

  A bolthole always has to be ...  
  leeward of the vessel
  a harbour
  as near as possible to your current position

  When risk of collision exists you first  
  Reduce speed to a minimum
  quickly make a large and wide turn
  stay on course

  The fetch is...  
  The distance over which the wind blows without encoutnering any obstacle.
  A manoeuvre to recuperate a casualty.
  A type of boat with two masts.
  The average wind over a certain period of the year.

  When the weatherforecast announces 'gale', how much Beaufort can we expect ?  
  Force 6
  Force 10
  Force 7
  Force 9
  Force 8

  How would you answer the following call: "Sailing vessel in position five one degree one three minute north zero zero three degree four five minute east heading zero nine zero come in please."  
  Yes, it's me over
  Station calling sailing vessel Setra, switch on channel sixty eight, six eight., over.
  Setra Setra Setra calling the station, roger, over.

  Take a look at the attached weathermap. Where is the wind at its strongest ?  
  In Brittany
  In Ireland
  In denmark

  Between 1000H and 1200H today, the barometer went up from 1009HPa to 1015HPa. What does that mean ?  
  Lots of wind
  It will rain
  The weather will improve
  A warm front is approaching

  During navigation someone falls over board. How do you call for help via the radio ?