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Basic science questions on how boats sail

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  • 3 Questions in a Test
  • 40 Average Time
  • 847 Tests Taken
  • 75% Average Score
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Example Questions

  • Q. Lift is a force generated by the air travelling faster around the inside of the sail than the outside. True or False?
  • Q. Which of the following images correctly identifies the forces applied to a boat when travelling upwind?
  • Q. Lift is a force generated by the water pushing against the keel/centreboard of the boat. True or False?
  • Q. Lift is a force generated by the air travelling faster around the outside of the sail than the inside. True or False?
  • Q. Wind is the only force required for a boat to travel upwind. True or False?
  • Q. Air pressure around the outside of a sail is higher than the air pressure on the inside of the sail. True or false?
  • Q. Air pressure around the inside of a sail is higher than the air pressure on the outside of the sail. True or false?
  • Q. Boats can sail faster than the wind that powers them. True or False?