89% The average score for this test.
Long thins strips of usually either fibreglass or wood used to support the sail
Bottom aft corner of a sail
Bottom edge of a sail
The top of a sail
Aft edge of a sail
Front leading edge of a sail
Sails are not usually a perfect triangle and include an additional curved area on the leech of a sail, called a roach. A roach provides extra power to a sail
A Run, or sometimes just referred to as “Running Downwind”, is a precise point of sail and is when a boat is sailing directly downwind. The sails need to be eased out fully to be at their most efficient. This point of sail will feel the most relaxed out of the all the points of sail as you're travelling with the wind instead of against it
An act of changing course by turning a boat's head into and through the wind, so as to bring the wind on the opposite side
Light strips of material attached to the sail to indicate whether the air stream on the sail surface is smooth or turbulent
Taking a test can be a great way to build on what you have learnt already and build confidence before taking a formal qualification test. The Parts of a Sail test consists of 5 questions randomly chosen from a selection.