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Newport Boat Show: Nautical quiz

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The Newport Boat Show, to be held April 19-22 in Newport Beach has been using an original way of promoting itself - a yachting quiz. How will you rate on these 10 top questions? (Answers at the bottom of the page...)

Question 1: What year was the first life jacket patented?


a. 1854
b. 1904
c. 1917
d. 1765


Question 2: What did the Greeks use on their ship hulls to protect them from biofouling?

a. Whale oil and papyrus
b. Horsehair and pitch
c. Olive oil and crushed oregano
d. Beeswax and juniper ashes


Question 3: What is the farthest distance recorded for someone 'walking on water'?

a. 49 miles
b. 3,502 miles
c. 989 miles
d. 2,565 miles

Question 4: What is the fastest BOAT speed ever recorded?

a. 246.3 mph
b. 317.6 mph
c. 209.9 mph
d. 289.8 mph


Question 5: What is the world's record for a raft-up?

a. 452 boats
b. 2,019 boats
c. 989 boats
d. 1,651 boats

Question 6: 'Mayday' comes from what language?

a. Greek
b. French
c. Italian
d. Spanish

Question 7: The first American to sail solo around the world was Joshua Slocum, but where was he actually born?

a. Scotland
b. United States
c. Canada
d. Iceland

Question 8: What is the fastest around the world sailing record?

a. 50 days 14 hours
b. 45 days, 13 hours
c. 48 days, 7 hours
d. 44 days, 16 hours

Question 9: What animal is a sign of bad luck on a ship?

a. Rabbit
b. Rat
c. Cat
d. Monkey

Question 10: What is the name of the boat on which Charles Darwin travelled?

a. Endeavour
b. Resolution
c. Beagle
d. Agamemnon

See answers below the picture

Newport Boat Show - see the answers below the picture -  .. .  


Question 1: 1765

Question 2: Horsehair and pitch

Question 3: 3,502 miles
Remy Bricka of France walked across the Atlantic Ocean using polyester ski-floats attached to his feet.
His journey started in the Canary Islands on April 2, and ending in Trinidad on May 31, 1998.

Question 4: 317.6 mph

Question 5: 1,651 boats
A total of 1,651 boats participated in the record breaking achievement on Lake Cumberland,
KY, August 2010. Beating the previous record of 1,453 set on Lake Norman, NC, in 2004.

Question 6: French
The expression comes from ' M'aidez ' loosely pronounced 'Mayday' and means 'Help me'

Question 7:
Canada

Question 8:
45 days, 13 hours

Question 9:
Rabbit

Question 10:
Beagle


About the Newport Boat Show:
The Newport Boat Show is celebrating their 39th year as the premier yacht show in the West. This year's show will feature the newest vessels to reach the Western United States! Plus, there will be a whole host of exhibitors on hand shoreside and in the water to showcase innovative products and services that make owning and operating a boat more enjoyable.

For more information click here.


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