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The big summer test : What kind of cruiser are you?

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1 – Returning from a particularly hard winter sail, you meet up with your friends around a nice coffee and...

A ) You explain to them in detail everything you have just experienced, and how you did well in a situation which was sometimes on the limit.

B ) You add just a little bit. It must be said that your friends are all experienced sailors and to impress them, 35 knots is a bit lightweight!

C ) You try to explain to them in simple words, easily understood by the common landlubber, what you have just experienced, and why it was brilliant – while objectively what you are telling them is not necessarily very enviable!

 

2 – Your favorite sporting event is:

A ) The one and only, the hardest and the most mythical: the OSTAR.

B ) The Route du Rhum, the transat which leaves in winter and arrives in summer...

C ) The America’s Cup. The oldest sporting trophy still being raced for, since its creation, and the opportunity to see some incredible boats sailed by the best sailors!

 

3 – The red buoy in the West Indies means:

A ) Easy, it’s red to starboard when returning to the port. The opposite to Europe.

B ) Easy, it’s the ones you mustn’t miss when returning to Le Marin. Red to starboard when returning.

C ) Easy, and to remember, there’s the famous RRR (Red Right Returning).

 

4 – Your next mainsail...

A ) D4 or 3DL, I’m still hesitating...

B ) Square-headed main, of course!

C ) After having read the latest Multihulls World, I’m wondering whether a roller furling main wouldn’t be a good compromise for my program.

 

5 – And the headsails?

A ) Code 0 and Code D... You’ve got to have the essentials.

B ) I would really like to go for a big gennaker on a furler.

C ) A Parasailor, to take me peacefully across the Atlantic.

 

6 – For you, a boat must above all:

A ) Be a pleasure machine: a lively and essentially a fast boat!

B ) Be a machine which provides happiness: pleasant to live aboard both at sea and at anchor!

C ) It must be part of the family. We call cruising families by the name of their boat, don’t we?

 

7 – Aboard, what kind of skipper are you?

A ) Rather nice, but everyone must be in their place at the right moment... What counts is that the boat is sailing well!

B ) Very nice. I like sharing my passion for sailing, and enjoying life to the full, and this only works if everyone is comfortable aboard.

C ) I hope I’m a good skipper, capable of handling my boat and above all of sailing safely, for the well-being of my crew.

 

8 – For you, a voyage is:

A ) A dream you realize when you are retired, for certain.

B ) A genuine way of life. The voyage is your ‘raison d’être’...

C ) A real pleasure. Once you are able to, you like to set off to discover the world.

 

9 – When talking about cruising, we also mention voyages and therefore encounters...

A ) Each voyage brings its share of encounters. The harbor or the anchorage is always the opportunity for an exchange with other enthusiasts.

B ) Discovering ...

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