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Dinghy Novice Test

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Dinghy Novice Test

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1. Using the diagram below, fill in sailboat part that corresponds to the letter. What is sailboat part A?

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2. What is sailboat part B?

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3. What is sailboat part C?

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4. What is sailboat part D?

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5. What is sailboat part E?

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6. What is sailboat part F?

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7. What is sailboat part G?

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8. What is sailboat part H?

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9. What is sailboat part I?

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10. What is sailboat part J?

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11. What is sailboat part K?

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12. What is sailboat part L?

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13. What is sailboat part M?

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14. What is sailboat part N?

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15. What is sailboat part O?

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16. What is sailboat part P?

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17. What is sailboat part Q?

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18. What is sailboat part R?

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19. What is sailboat part S?

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20. What is sailboat part T?

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21. What is sailboat part U?

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22. What is sailboat part V?

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23. What is sailboat part W?

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24. What is sailboat part X?

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25. What tack is Boat A on?

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26. What tack is Boat B on?

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27. What tack is Boat C on?

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28. What point of sail is Boat A on?

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29. What point of sail is Boat B on?

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30. What point of sail is Boat C on?

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31. Club dinghies may be sailed:

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

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

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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 responsibility for knowing the current wind speed lies with:

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37. The rescue whaler may be used by:

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

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39. Non-swimmers and guests are required to: 

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

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41. Sailing near a lee shore is dangerous because:

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42. Main sail(s) should be raised:

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43. When docking, your boat should: 

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44. Wet dacron sails are:

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45. Sails should be rolled only:

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

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

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48. 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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49. 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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50. Determine if the boat in the diagram below tacked or jibed. For this question, assume the wind is running from the top of the diagram (12 o'clock) to the bottom of the diagram (6 o'clock). 

 

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51. Determine if the boat in the diagram below tacked or jibed. For this question, assume the wind is running from the top of the diagram (12 o'clock) to the bottom of the diagram (6 o'clock). 

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52. Determine if the boat in the diagram below tacked or jibed. For this question, assume the wind is running from the top of the diagram (12 o'clock) to the bottom of the diagram (6 o'clock). 

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53. Determine if the boat in the diagram below tacked or jibed. For this question, assume the wind is running from the top of the diagram (12 o'clock) to the bottom of the diagram (6 o'clock). 

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54. Sailing ‘by the lee’ means:

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55. What is the rule concerning taking out guests?

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

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

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

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59. In the event of a crew overboard: approach the person from their leeward side.

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60. In the event of a crew overboard: yell “Crew Overboard!”

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61. In the event of a crew overboard: throw them a floatation device. 

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62. In the event of a crew overboard: approach the person from their windward side.

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63. In the event of a crew overboard: sail up to the person with sails luffing to slow the boat.

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64. In the event of a crew overboard: stop well short of the person and have them swim to the boat.

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

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66. 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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67. 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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68. 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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69. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats in the Club’s Novice and Intermediate sailing waters: Tugboats with barges. 

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70. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats in the Club’s Novice and Intermediate sailing waters: Boat towing water-skiers.

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71. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats in the Club’s Novice and Intermediate sailing waters: All powered vessels.

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72. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats in the Club’s Novice and Intermediate sailing waters: Vessels in the channel restricted by draft.

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73. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats in the Club’s Novice and Intermediate sailing waters: Seaplanes.

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74. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats in the Club’s Novice and Intermediate sailing waters: (Slower) Vessels being overtaken.

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75. The following vessels have right-of-way over sailboats in the Club’s Novice and Intermediate sailing waters: Swimmers

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

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Sailboard Novice Test

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Sailboard Novice Test

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

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2. What is sailboard part 2?

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3. What is sailboard part 3?

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4. What is sailboard part 4?

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5. What is sailboard part 5?

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6. What is sailboard part 6?

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7. What is sailboard part 7?

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8. What is sailboard part 8?

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9. What is sailboard part 9?

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10. What is sailboard part 10?

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11. What is sailboard part 11?

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12. What is sailboard part 12?

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13. You must wear wetsuits from ________ to ________.

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

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

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16. Sailboard Skippers may sail in _______________.

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17. Sailboard novices and intermediates may sail in ____________.

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

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

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20. 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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21. The downhaul (cunningham) should always be ______.

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

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

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24. To safely launch from the dock, __________________.

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

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26. Archer pose will do what?

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27. When overpowered, you should ____________________.

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

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

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

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31. When you can’t get back to the docks: Keep on trying until you exhaust yourself.

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32. When you can’t get back to the docks: You may separate the rig from the universal joint, place the rig on the board, and paddle back with the rig on the board under you.

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33. When you can’t get back to the docks: You may leave the sail rig in the water and paddle on the board to nearest shore.

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34. When you can’t get back to the docks: Float on the sail until help comes.

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35. When you can’t get back to the docks: Abandon the sail rig and the board in the water and swim to the WYC dock.

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

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

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38. What tack is Boat A on?

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39. What tack is Boat B on?

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40. What tack is Boat C on?

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41. What point of sail is Boat A on?

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42. What point of sail is Boat B on?

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43. What point of sail is Boat C on?

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

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

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

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

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48. Club boats may be sailed ___________________.

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

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

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51. The rescue whaler may be used by:

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

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

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

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55. 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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