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1. The 2021 America’s Cup is scheduled to be
contested in Auckland, but reports suggest
that city is moving too slowly for Emirates
Team New Zealand, and Tauranga is being
considered. If no venue is agreed by August
2018, the series will be held in Italy.
2. Graeme Andrews, OAM RAN (Ret’d)
first contributed to Afloat in June 1993.
His stories have been most informative,
impeccably researched and a pleasure to
3. Prawn prices are expected to soar
(further) before Christmas due to a ban on
imported frozen green prawns following
an outbreak of white spot disease and
floods in Queensland plus high demand
from Chinese buyers.
4. The O-class submarine whose hull is at
Holbrook NSW was HMAS Otway which
served the RAN between 1968 and 1994.
Its batteries were the equivalent of 94,000
car batteries and it carried the equivalent
of two road tankers of oil.
5. The most important figure in the creation,
development and testing of the RAN and
naval defence in Australia was Vice Admiral
Sir William Cresswell whose work between
1885 and 1917 was more influential than any
other figure, politician and naval officer.
6. The term ‘copper bottomed’ refers to
something secure, trustworthy and
resilient. It derives from the success of
copper sheeting on wooden hulls to protect
against teredo worms and inhibit barnacle
7. The importance of the ‘horizon’ in boating
is that it limits the observer’s view of the
surface of the earth and of astronomical
8. A ‘passat’ is a north Atlantic north-east
trade wind. It was used by Columbus in
his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492
when he, in effect, discovered America.
9. There are four main species of Australian
prawns – King, Tiger, Banana and
Endeavour. Tiger and Banana prawns
are wild caught and farmed. King and
Endeavour prawns are generally wild
caught. Endeavour prawns are regarded
the most flavoursome.
10. To ‘Frap’ on a vessel is to secure or tightly
bind with lashing.
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Nautical Quiz 257
1. Sailors in the2021 America’s Cup
series must comprise :
q Only passport holders from the country
they sail for
q At least 20% with passports from that
q The best sailors irrespective of
2. The distress call ‘CQD’ stood for:
q Crew Questions Discipline (i.e. is
q Come Quickly Danger
q Capsized Quite Damaged
3. A mast or yard is ‘spent’ when it:
q Has reached its specified life-expiry
q Carries all the sail possible
q Is broken by bad weather
4. The RAN vessel just returned from a
six-month Middle East deployment is :
q HMAS Newcastle
q HMAS Dar win
q HMAS Ballarat
5. A ‘beetle’ used on wooden planked
vessels was a:
q Parasite introduced to exterminate
q Special trowel used to clean toilets
q Mallet used to open seams to be made
watertight by caulking
6. A vessel is being ‘furred’ when she is:
q Being cleaned of barnacles and other
q Having all sharp protuberances removed
q Being re-planked to provide more
freeboard and beam.
7. The maximum speed limit on Sydney
Harbour on Boxing Day and New
Year’s Eve is:
q 4 knots
q 6 knots
q 8 knots
8. The Australian Sailing Hall of Fame
was inaugurated at the :
q WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle WA
q National Museum of Australia, Canberra
q Australian National Maritime Museum,
‘General Average’ in marine terms is
q Service Yard Manager considered
substandard by boat owners
q Calculated average speed for all vessels
in a race
q Insurance concept whereby a specific
cargo loss is shared by all shippers
10. Australian naval vessels in which lead
contamination is evident are:
q RAN Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD)
q Cape Class Border Patrol Boats
q Frigate Helicopter (FFH)
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