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Answers to the Marine Trivia Quiz and the
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8. The longest nautical radio range
can be achieved with:
q High Frequency (HF) transmissions
q Very High Frequency (VHF)
q Ultra High Frequency (UHF)
9. Scuppers and coamings differ in
q Coamings are cut through bulwarks
q Scuppers prevent deck openings
q Coamings are built inboard while
scuppers are cut through bulwarks
10. In times of drought, salinity in the
Coorong estuary (South Australia)
q Much less than in the ocean
q Much greater than in the ocean
q About the same as the ocean
1. The starting fleet in the 2014
Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race
2. The ANMM’s replica of HMS
Endeavour was built in:
q The Firth of Clyde, Scotland
q Fremantle, WA
q Wellington, New Zealand
3. The 2015 International Moth World
Championship was won by:
q Peter Burling , New Zealand
q Chris Rashley, Great Britain
q Annalise Murphy, Ireland
4. A ‘heat trough’ is a:
q Low lying area containing cool air
q Low pressure non-frontal area of
q Precursor to better air quality
5. Royal Australian Navy aircraft are
q All rotary wing
q A combination of rotary and fixed
q All fixed wing
6. An ‘anchor watch’ is a:
q Chronometer and scales that record
forces on an anchor line
q Watch on duty when a vessel is
q Crew member(s) who looks for signs
an anchor is dragging
‘ Sacrificial anodes’ are intended to:
q Minimise engine noise and
q Avoid salt-water corrosion of engine
q Ensure the safety of wiring systems
Last month’s winners –
Jeremy Drysdale, Townsville, QLD;
George Krimper, Hunters Hill, NSW.
Nautical Quiz 223
compiled by Jim Broadside
1. R A N ’s Operation Render Safe isintended to help
neighbouring countries in the South West
Pacific clear unexploded WW2 ordnance.
2. 2014 Rolex Sydney-Hobar t Line and Overall
winners (Wild Oats XI and Wild Rose) were
each built for Bob Oatley by McConachy
Boat Builders (about 20 years apar t) and
have CYCA as their club.
3. Race Director for the 2017 America’s Cup
is Australia’s Iain Murray who under took
the same role in the last America’s Cup –
to work with the teams and Commercial
Commissioner to set competitive parameters.
4. New York Yacht Club has challenged for the
America’s Cup once only when Royal Yacht
Squadron was Defender in 1851. NYYC was
Defender on 25 occasions from 1870 to 1983.
5. Battleship HMS Dreadnought launched 10
February 1906 met all the answer criteria
specified. She provided the class name for
such vessels, had turbine engines then at
the frontier of technology and was built and
commissioned in record time (22 months
compared with average 33 months).
6. The ‘equinoctial’ in substantive terms is the
great circle of the celestial sphere that lies
in the same plane as the ear th’s equator.
7. A vessel is ‘valing’ when she is heading
downriver to the open sea.
8. The first person to sail single-handed around
the world was Captain Joshua Slocum in his
11.2m gaff rigged sloop Spray. He had left
Boston in July 1895 returning to Newpor t
Rhode Island 3 years later. He and his boat
disappeared at sea in 1909.
9. Sea access to Lord Howe Island Lagoon is
not assisted by channel markers, navigation
lights or beacons. Tide knowledge and leads
10. CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year to July 2014
was Roger Hickman, owner of Farr43 Wild
Rose that was the Overall Winner of the 2014
Rolex Sydney-Hobar t.
Answers to Marine Trivia Quiz 222
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