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Can You Deciphere These Sailing Terms?

Sailing has a lot of terms associated with it. These are specific words that may even sound similar to words outside of the sailing world, but have a different meaning when looking at the sailing context. Can you understand these 12 sailing terms?

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Question 1/12

boatdesign.net
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If something is "aloft" on a boat, what does that mean?
It is On the Deck
It is Above the Deck
It is Below the Deck

Question 2/12

workboatsinternational.com
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The forward part of a boat is referred to as...
the bow.
the aft.
the stern.

Question 3/12

com.au
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What is a compartment for passengers or crew called?
compartment
hold
cabin

Question 4/12

wordpress.com
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What is the horizontal movement of water called?
Wave
Current
Jetty

Question 5/12

joana.ca
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What is the name for a small open boat?
dinghy
life raft
canoe

Question 6/12

southeasttechnicalscuba.com
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If someone says something is a fathom down, how far is that?
3 feet
6 feet
12 feet

Question 7/12

nocookie.net
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What is the galley?
Kitchen
Food Pantry
Garbage Room

Question 8/12

wordpress.com
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If someone wants to use the toilet on a boat, what do they call it?
Head
Helm
Hole

Question 9/12

noaa.gov
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What is the name for the main body of the vessel?
Body
Boards
Haul

Question 10/12

wikimedia.org
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This ladder is lowered from the deck to allow people to come aboard. What is the name of this ladder?
Emergency Ladder
Jacobs Ladder
The Sparrow Ladder

Question 11/12

wikimedia.org
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What term refers to the distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation

Question 12/12

wikimedia.org
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What term refers to the distance in degrees east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation

C+, Landlubber

yamu.lk
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Boats just aren't your thing. That is okay. Sure, you got most, if not all of the questions wrong on the quiz. No big deal. You should just stick to the land until you are comfortable enough to get your sea legs. No one enjoys getting sea sick, so be a proud landlubber.

B+, Sailor

wordpress.com
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Well done. You managed to get several questions correct. You are familiar with the most common parts of sailing language. You may not know it all, but you can get by as a casual sailor and impress your friends. Enjoy the open sea!

A+, Captain

livejournal.com
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Great job! You managed to answer most, if not all of the questions correctly. You have a great knowledge for the specialized terms used by sailors. You can command the language, and with that, communicate your commands to others. Be proud, for you are part of the esteemed ranks of Boat Captains!
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1
If something is "aloft" on a boat, what does that mean?
It is On the Deck
It is Above the Deck
It is Below the Deck
2
The forward part of a boat is referred to as...
the bow.
the aft.
the stern.
3
What is a compartment for passengers or crew called?
compartment
hold
cabin
4
What is the horizontal movement of water called?
Wave
Current
Jetty
5
What is the name for a small open boat?
dinghy
life raft
canoe
6
If someone says something is a fathom down, how far is that?
3 feet
6 feet
12 feet
7
What is the galley?
Kitchen
Food Pantry
Garbage Room
8
If someone wants to use the toilet on a boat, what do they call it?
Head
Helm
Hole
9
What is the name for the main body of the vessel?
Body
Boards
Haul
10
This ladder is lowered from the deck to allow people to come aboard. What is the name of this ladder?
Emergency Ladder
Jacobs Ladder
The Sparrow Ladder
11
What term refers to the distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation
12
What term refers to the distance in degrees east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England
Latitude
Longitude
Elevation

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