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Nautical Quiz 260
1. Moreton Bay in Queensland is
especially notable for:
q Strong and unpredictable winds
q Complex currents
q A plethora of sand banks
2. The Flying Dutchman is now thought
to have been a:
q Trading vessel denied landfall as the
Plague was on board
q Privateer that terrorised vessels in the
Bay of Biscay
q Raider active in the First Anglo Dutch
War in 1653
3. A ‘caravel’ is:
q A water borne caravan-equivalent
used mainly on canals
q Trading vessel used in the
Mediterranean and later for
q An iron hull filed with explosives and
4. The proportion of women in the
full-time RAN is about:
q 10 %
5. A marine FAD is a:
q New device with short term popularity
q First Aid Defibrillator
q Fish Aggregating Device
6. To ‘fetch a mark’ is to:
q Plot bearings to arrive at the mark
q Retrieve the buoy or marker concerned
q Run to windward of it and leave
without changing tack
7. Ningaloo Reef is :
q Part of the Great Barrier Reef
q Off the coast of Western Australia
q Near Lae, off the PNG coast
8. The castaway on whom novel
Robinson Crusoe is based was :
q Alexander Selkirk
q Tom Hanks
q Amelia Earhart
1. The Australian tall ship featured on Neil
Oliver’s ‘Coast Australia’ was James Craig,
when he inter viewed Alan Edenborough
of Sydney Heritage Fleet.
2. The R AN warship to pay her first visit to
her namesake city on 8 February was new
guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart.
Her predecessor namesake visited Hobart
18 years earlier.
3. Columbus’ first voyage in 1492 was to find a
passage from Spain to Asia by sailing west
rather than through the Middle East and
pay high passage taxes. There is credible
commentary he was also seeking a new
Jewish homeland. He was not trying to
prove the earth was round as that had
been long accepted by scientists.
4. The Heron Dinghy has a high level of
stability mainly because it has hard chines
sharp angles between the sides and
bottom of the hull. A relative beginner
can avoid capsize more easily than with
a round hull.
5. A break water and mole differ in that while
both act as breakwaters, a mole can also
serve as a landing stage.
6. The expression ‘East by North’ is a ‘By’
point of the compass. ‘ East North East’
is a three-name point, while ‘North East’
is an Intercardinal point.
7. A n annual Dog swimming race is
contested between Scotland Island
(Pittwater) and Church Point. The race is
over 500 metres and has been conducted
for 44 years.
8. Laser Radial 2018 Australian Youth
Champions were Tom Needham in the
Boys Division and Paige Caldicott in the
Girls. The regatta was held on Moreton
Bay, Qld in Januar y.
9. The belief that people are born when tides
are high and die when low was recorded
by Charles Dickens in David Copperfield
(1849) in a conversation about fishing
folk in the south of England. It is linked
to speculation about behavioural effects
of moon cycles on human and aquatic
10. When going alongside a wharf or vessel,
always choose when possible to have
bow to the wind or tide, whichever is the
Answers to Nautical Quiz 259
9. 2018 Oceanic & Australian
Raceboard Championships were
q Lissa McMillan (NSW)
q Alexandre Rouys (New Caledonia)
q Cam Harrison (NSW)
10. The Gregorian Calendar uses Leap
q Allow people born on 29 Februar y to
age more slowly
q Synchronise calendar years with the
earth’s orbit around the sun
q Ensure the first and last days fall on
the same day of the week
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