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Quiz: Are you cut out for a voyage in a catamaran?

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1- The voyage is a real way of life. But we all have a very personal way of describing it. So, how would you describe it?


a) You are a fan of National Geographic magazine. You have a subscription, and you have never missed an issue... The best way of travelling comfortably.
b) Last year, you visited Scotland and even took a two-hour boat trip on Loch Ness. But you didn't see the famous monster. Another time, perhaps?  
c) You leave at least once a year to go to the other side of the world. You cannot envisage life without discovering other people, their culture and their way of life...

2- Ah, boats. What pleasure! But there is also the corollary: seasickness... What are you like?


a) You get seasick just watching the start of the Route du Rhum on the television... Your memories of each of your boat trips have a taste of vomit. But apparently, it disappears after a few days!  
b) Just like almost everyone, you suffer from seasickness. But it never lasts for long, and after a few days you are as dynamic as ever.
c) What sickness? On your last trip, in heavy weather, you had a vague nauseous feeling, but after a good snack and a glass of red wine, you were fine again...

3- During a long voyage by boat, you are surrounded by...water. And the sea, what do you think of it?


a) The sea, is that that blue, salty expanse of water? Obviously you are familiar with it, you watch all the TV programmes about it...
b) You dream about it... You live more than 500km from the sea, and your experience of water sports is limited, but you are sure you are going to like it.
c) Since you were small, the sea has been part of your element. Snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, sport catamarans or fishing are all part of your experience. And if a new water sport appears, you try it immediately. There is no doubt, you like having fun on the sea...

4- When we talk about living aboard, we inevitably talk about d-i-y... Not easy for everyone...


a) The last time you saw a hammer, it was on a red flag, at a demonstration when you were 18...
b) If we listen to your wife, you have two left hands. But d-i-y is certainly no more complicated than anything else; you just need to get down to it.
c) The toolbox is your best friend, and practically your mistress. Moreover, you spend most of your weekends working for your friends, as everything at home has been perfect for a long time. 


5- To you, the boat is, above all:


a) A thing which floats, but can also sink and which moves around dangerously...
b) Hours with a tiller in your hand, tossed about from port to starboard downwind, and with the feeling of having one leg shorter than the other to windward...
c) Loads of memories, from the aperitif at sunset with friends, to night watches in the warmth of the saloon, via surfing at more than 15 knots...

6- When talking about voyages aboard a boat, we also, (and especially), mention encounters... They are often wonderful and remain in your memories for ever. But how do you ...

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