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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 halyard.
  A sheet.
 

  For safety it is always better to close all valves before leaving.  
 
  Yes.
  No.
 

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

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

  By studying this weather map can you tell how much wind there is at the belgian coast ?  
 
 
  NW 10 knots
  SW 15 knots
  NW 15 knots
  NW 25 knots
  SE 15 knots
 

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

  When navigating with heavy weather, you will be wearing a life jacket and a harnass. Where would you attach yourself ?  
 
  To the frame around the compass
  To a shroud
  To a lifeline
  To a stanchion
  At the chain plate of a shroud
 

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

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