Points of Sail

The direction a boat is sailing in relation to where the wind is coming from

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319 Number of times this test has been taken.
80% The average score for this test.

Points of Sail are based on the angle a boat is sailing in relation to the direction wind is coming from. Understanding the points of sailing is important as the wind is your energy source and will have an affect on how well the boat sails, if at all!

Points of Sailing


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 Points of Sail test consists of 5 questions randomly chosen from a selection.

319 Total Tests Taken
80% Average Score
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