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Sailboat Racing Test Questions: 

1R.  A race where all the sailboats are the same kind and the first boat to cross the finish line is the winner is called a

Single-Class Race.
One-Design Race.
Small Boat Race.
Handicap Race.

2R In a race involving sailboats of different types the winner is the boat that

  has the best corrected time.
  crosses the finish line first.
  has the shortest elapsed time.
  has the lowest handicap.

3R.  When do the rules of sailboat racing start to apply ?  At the

  warning signal
  lowering of the preparatory signal
  preparatory signal
  starting signal

4R In a 5-minute countdown starting sequence, what are all the times signaled by the Race Committee by raising or lowering signal flags ?

  5 minutes; 0 minute
  5 minutes; 2Ĺ minutes; 0 minute
  5 minutes; 4minutes; 3 minutes; 2 minutes; 1 minute; 0 minute
  5 minutes; 4 minutes; 1 minute; 0 minute

5R.  Two of the most basic sailboat racing courses are

Windward-Leeward and Triangle.
  Square-Box and Slalom.
  Slalom and Windward-Leeward.
  Rhomboid and Triangle.

6R.  Sailboat racing courses usually have the starting line aligned

  parallel to the direction of the wind.
  perpendicular to the direction of the wind.
  45 degrees to the direction of the wind.
  parallel to the wind and current.
 

7R.  Which type of course does this diagram describe ?

  Slalom
  Windward-Leeward
  Rhomboid
Triangle



 
 

8R.  The starting line is between a buoy marking one end of the line and the

  bow of the Race Committee boat marking the other end.
  stern of the Race Committee boat marking the other end.
  pole with an orange flag on the Race Committee boat.
  pole with the starting flag on the Race Committee boat.

9R.  The flag to the right is the

  General Recall signal for all boats.
  Individual Recall signal for one or more boats.
  Warning signal for a race.
  Preparatory signal for a race.
  

10R.  The flag to the right is the

  General Recall signal for all boats.
  Individual Recall signal for one or more boats.
  Warning signal for a fleet of Sunfishes.
  Preparatory Flag for a race.
 

11R.  Boats A and B are on opposite tacks with Boat A sailing close-hauled with its boom on the starboard side and Boat B sailing close-hauled with its boom on the port side.    Which boat must keep clear of the other and why ?

  Boat A because it is on port tack.
 
Boat A because it is on starboard tack.
 
Boat B because it is on port tack.
 
Boat B because it is to windward of Boat A.
 
 
 

12R.  Boat A is sailing on a run with its boom on the port side and Boat B is sailing close-hauled with its boom on the starboard side.  Which boat must keep clear and why ?

  Boat A because it is on port tack.
 
Boat A because it is to windward of Boat B.
 
Boat B because it is on port tack.
 
Boat B because it is on starboard tack.
 
 
 
  

13R.  Boats A and B are on the same tack with Boat B sailing faster and overtaking Boat A.  Which boat must keep clear and why ?

  Boat A because it is sailing slower.
 
Boat A because it is clear ahead.
 
Boat B because it is sailing faster.
 
Boat B because it is clear astern.



 

14R.  Which boats have an overlap on Boat B ?

  A, C and D
 
C, D and E
 
A, C, D and E
 
C and D only
 
 
 
 
 
 

15R.  Boats A and B are on the same tack.  Which boat must keep clear and why ?

  Boat A because it is to windward of Boat B.
 
Boat A because it is to leeward of Boat B.
 
Boat B because it is to windward of Boat A.
 
Boat B because it is to leeward of Boat A.



 

16R.  If your boat has right of way and you are sailing near another boat which must keep clear, you

  can change course by making an abrupt turn any time you want.
 
can change course by making an abrupt turn only after a warning.
 
must give the other boat an opportunity to stay clear when you turn.
 
can only change course if it doesnít make the other boat change course.

17R.  If you are the boat who has to keep clear and you make a right-of-way boat change course to avoid a collision, you must

  perform a 360-degree turn as a penalty.
 
perform 720-degree turns as a penalty.
 
wait for a referee to call a penalty.
 
drop out of the race.          

18R.  Boat A has just sailed into the two-length zone at the mark.  Which boats does it have to give room to round the mark ?

  B and C
 
Only B
 
B, C and D
 
C and D
 
  
 
  

19R.  If you hit a mark while racing, you should

  keep sailing unless someone protests.
 
wait for a referee to call a penalty.
 
perform 720-degree turns as a penalty. 
 
perform a 360-degree turn as a penalty.

20R.  If you are across the line when the starting signal goes off, you must

  perform a 360-degree turn as a penalty.
 
perform 720-degree turns as a penalty.
 
return behind the line and start again. 
 
drop out of the race.

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