Sailing questions This is a list of recently added questions about sailing. Play sailing quiz and see all the questions. What was the name of Blackbeard's ship, one of the most dangerous pirates of his time?Revenge of Queen Anne. Queen Anne's Revenge was a fully rigged ship, most famously used as a flagship by the pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach). Although the date and place of the ship's construction are unclear, it is believed she was built in Bristol in 1710 and named Concord. Blackbeard used the ship for less than a year, but captured numerous prizes using her as his flagship.Created by: Tschuka very hard 39% Revenge of Queen AnneRevenge of Queen Anne992Black PearlBlack Pearl901Flying DutchmanFlying Dutchman558The conquest of Admiral ColumbusThe conquest of Admiral Columbus35leaders riddles » Where was John Cabot from? (the discoverer of Newfoundland and Labrador)From Italy. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America. Created by: Tschuka very hard 29% from Englandfrom England396from Francefrom France256from Italyfrom Italy455from Irelandfrom Ireland420America riddles » In sailing, which of these does not belong to the great capes?Cape Hafun. In sailing, the great capes are three major capes of the continents in the Southern Ocean — Africa's Cape of Good Hope, Australia's Cape Leeuwin, and South America's Cape Horn. Cape Hafun is the extreme eastern point of Africa, not included in the list.Created by: Tschuka very hard 31% Cape LeeuwinCape Leeuwin1116Cape HornCape Horn273Cape HafunCape Hafun744Cape of Good HopeCape of Good Hope245seas riddles » What is a topping lift?A rope running from the boom to the top of the mast. The topping lift (more rarely known as an uphaul) is a line which applies upward force on a boom on a sailboat. Part of the running rigging, topping lifts are primarily used to hold a boom up when the sail is lowered. This line would run from near the free end of the boom forward to the top of the mast. The line may be run over a block at the top of the mast and down to the deck to allow it to be adjusted. Created by: Tschuka very hard 31% a rope running from the boom to the top of the masta rope running from the boom to the top of the mast522rope used to pull the sail on the mastrope used to pull the sail on the mast314stabilizing rope of the yacht maststabilizing rope of the yacht mast549rope on which the sail of the seal rope on which the sail of the seal 248 What is the name of the James Cook Barque during his first expedition? (discovert of the south-east coast of Australia)The Endeavour. HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to 1771. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. Created by: Tschuka very hard 35% The Australia The Australia 139The ChristineThe Christine234The EndeavourThe Endeavour314The Freedom of the SeasThe Freedom of the Seas202geographic discoveries riddles » What can be measured with opisometer?The lengths of arbitrary curved lines. An opisometer, also called a curvimeter, meilograph, or map measurer, is an instrument for measuring the lengths of arbitrary curved lines. A simple opisometer consists of a toothed wheel of known circumference on a handle. The wheel is placed in contact with the curved line to be measured and run along its length. The instrument is most commonly used to measure the lengths of roads, rivers and other line features on maps.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskahard 57% HumidityHumidity525The lengths of arbitrary curved linesThe lengths of arbitrary curved lines2649The diving speed of submarineThe diving speed of submarine1165The degree of sexual arousalThe degree of sexual arousal285tools riddles » Historically, the nautical mile was defined as ...One minute of latitude. In 1929, the international nautical mile was defined by the First International Extraordinary Hydrographic Conference in Monaco as precisely 1,852 meters. The United States nautical mile was defined as 6,080.20 feet (1,853.24 m) based in the Mendenhall Order foot of 1893. It was abandoned in favour of the international nautical mile in 1954. The Imperial nautical mile, often called an Admiralty mile, was defined by its relation to the Admiralty knot, and was abandoned in 1970.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskahard 41% one minute of latitudeone minute of latitude2517one hour cruise on average windone hour cruise on average wind7481/12 distance from Calais to London1/12 distance from Calais to London7931000 English yards1000 English yards1991measures riddles » What is the strongest sea current?Antarctic Circumpolar Current. This cold sea current circulates the globe in the far south. It creates a zone of very strong winds and storms, by which sailing Cape Horn is such a challenge for sailors. Depth of current exceeds 3000 m.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskavery hard 24% Antarctic Circumpolar CurrentAntarctic Circumpolar Current1215Equatorial Counter CurrentEquatorial Counter Current611Gulf StreamGulf Stream2057North Atlantic CurrentNorth Atlantic Current994nature riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach Australia?Willem Janszoon. Janszoon reached the Gulf of Carpentaira (north of Australia) and made a landfall in 1606. However, he found the land swampy and the people inhospitable. He called the land he had discovered “Nieu Zeland” after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted and was later used by Abel Tasman for New Zealand.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 21% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake1423John CabotJohn Cabot747Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon1013Abel TasmanAbel Tasman1449Age of Discovery riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach Brazil?Pedro Álvares Cabral. On 15 February 1500, Cabral was appointed a commander of a fleet sailing for India. he fleet crossed the Equator on 9 April, and sailed westward as far as possible from the African continent in what was known as the volta do mar (literally "turn of the sea") navigational technique. They landed in a land they took for an unknown island and named Ilha de Vera Cruz (Island of the True Cross), which in fact was Brazil.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 33% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus1080Bartolomeu DiasBartolomeu Dias2121Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral2920Amerigo VespucciAmerigo Vespucci2477history of South America riddles » Play sailing quiz and see all the questions.