Boats (10 Questions)


  1. What is the term for the left side of a boat when you are facing forward?
  2. In sailing, what type of boat is designed primarily for speed and is often used in competitive racing?
  3. What famous naval explorer sailed on the ship “Golden Hind” and was the second person to circumnavigate the globe?
  4. What is the name of the underwater blade-like extension on the hull of a boat that helps stabilise and prevent drifting?
  5. Which famous ship sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 after hitting an iceberg?
  6. What device is used to measure the depth of water beneath a boat?
  7. In boating, what does the acronym “PFD” stand for?
  8. What material is commonly used to build lightweight and durable modern sailboat hulls?
  9. What is the traditional nautical signal flag for the letter “K”?
  10. In the United Kingdom, what agency is responsible for maritime safety and search and rescue operations?


  1. Port
  2. Catamaran
  3. Sir Francis Drake
  4. Keel
  5. RMS Titanic
  6. Depth sounder or echo sounder
  7. Personal Flotation Device
  8. Fiberglass
  9. Kilo
  10. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).



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