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Dinghy Novice Test 2.0

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1. Using the diagram below, fill out the sailboat part that corresponds to the letter.

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. E
6. F
7. G
8. H
9. I
10. J
11. K
12. L
13. M
14. N
15. O
16. P
17. Q
18. R
19. S
20. T
21. U
22. V
23. W
24. X

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2. What tack is Boat A on?

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3. What tack is Boat B on?

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4. What tack is Boat C on?

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5. What point of sail is Boat A on?

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6. What point of sail is Boat B on?

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7. What point of sail is Boat C on?

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8. Club dinghies may be sailed:

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9. Prior to leaving a boat unattended at the docks, one needs to:

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10. Novices and Intermediates may sail in the following locations:

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11. With a novice rating you may sail unsupervised in winds up to:

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12. With an intermediate rating you may sail unsupervised in winds up to:

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13. The responsibility for knowing the current wind speed lies with:

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14. The rescue whaler may be used by:

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15. What is a federal regulation concerning Coast Guard approved life vests?

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16. Non-swimmers and guests are required to: 

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17. About how long would a moderately dressed person immersed in Union Bay in winter be capable of self-assistance? 

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18. Sailing near a lee shore is dangerous because:

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19. Main sail(s) should be raised:

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20. When docking, your boat should: 

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21. Wet dacron sails are:

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22. Sails should be rolled only:

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23. When sailing upwind, the best sail trim is when:

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24. In general, when running downwind, the best sail trim is when:

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25. By International Regulations for Avoiding Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), in general, given two sailboats sailing and all other things equal, which boat has right-of-way?

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26. By International Regulations for Avoiding Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), in general, given two sailboats sailing and all other things equal, which boat has right-of-way?

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27. Did the boat in the diagram tack or gybe?

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28. Did the boat in the diagram tack or gybe?

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29. Did the boat in the diagram tack or gybe?

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30. Did the boat in the diagram tack or gybe?

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31. Sailing ‘by the lee’ means:

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32. What is the rule concerning taking out guests?

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33. Who is responsible for the repair and general maintenance of WYC boats? 

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34. Who is responsible for locking the Sail Locker if no other member is present?

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35. What should you do if you damage a boat or find damage (choose the best 2 answers) ?

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36.  In the event of a crew overboard, you should do the following (select all that apply):

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37. Infraction of the Club’s By-Laws is grounds for suspension.

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38. Assume that you are in a self-rescuing boat that is capsizing: You can try to get on the centerboard as the boat goes over.

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39. Assume that you are in a self-rescuing boat that is capsizing: If your boat turtles and the mast becomes stuck in the mud, bounce on the centerboard to free the mast from the bottom.

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40. Assume that you are in a self-rescuing boat that is capsizing: If you do not make it on the centerboard before the mast hits the water, you should try to climb over the hull of the boat from inside the cockpit.

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41. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats (select all that apply):

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42. Sailing in or near the shipping channel may be inappropriate when: There are boats limited by draft or weight in the channel.

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43. Sailing in or near the shipping channel may be inappropriate when: The channel is busy.

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Sailboard Novice Test 2.0

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1. Using the diagram below, fill out the sailboard part that corresponds to the number.

1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4
5. 5
6. 6
7. 7
8. 8
9. 9
10. 10
11. 11
12. 12

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2. You must wear wetsuits from ________ to ________.

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3. The WYC By-Laws require you to wear wetsuits when _____________.

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4. What is the WYC rule concerning use of life jackets when riding sailboards?

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5. Sailboard Skippers may sail in _______________.

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6. Sailboard novices and intermediates may sail in ____________.

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7. The easiest part of a board to break is the _____________.

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8. In the event of a rating revocation, the person that lost their rating ______________.

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9. In order to start sailing the sailboard, you should plant your feet ___________ when you begin pulling the sail out of the water.

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10. The downhaul (cunningham) should always be ______.

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11. To steer/adjust the sailboard's direction of travel, _________________.

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12. If you are sailing downwind, you may turn to the starboard direction by ________________.

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13. To safely launch from the dock, __________________.

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14. If you are about to ram something, _______________.

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15. Archer pose will do what?

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16. When overpowered, you should ____________________.

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17. If the rig, board, and you all become separated, ____________.

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18. When you’re launching, you should ________________.

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19. On the wind clock, where can’t you sail (also known as in chains/in irons or the splash zone)?

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20. When you can’t get back to the docks on your sailboard you should (select all that apply):

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21. Notifying someone that you are going out on the water is a good habit to develop.

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22. If you are sailing downwind in strong wind, you should move your body towards the stern of the sailboard.

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23. What tack is Boat A on?

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24. What tack is Boat B on?

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25. What tack is Boat C on?

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26. What point of sail is Boat A on?

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27. What point of sail is Boat B on?

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28. What point of sail is Boat C on?

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29. Determine whether the board tacked or jibed in each of the four drawings going from left to right. Sailboard #1: 

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30. Determine whether the board tacked or jibed in each of the four drawings going from left to right. Sailboard #2: 

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31. Determine whether the board tacked or jibed in each of the four drawings going from left to right. Sailboard #3: 

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32. Determine whether the board tacked or jibed in each of the four drawings going from left to right. Sailboard #4: 

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33. Club boats may be sailed ___________________.

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34. With a novice rating you may sail unsupervised in winds up to:

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35. With an intermediate rating you may sail unsupervised in winds up to:

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36. The rescue whaler may be used by:

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37. About how long would a moderately dressed person immersed in Union Bay in winter be capable of self-assistance? 

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38. Windsurfing near a lee shore can be bad for what two reasons?

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39. When docking or breaching, your board should __________.

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40. By International Regulations for Avoiding Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), in general, given two sailboats sailing and all other things equal, which boat has right-of-way?

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