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Yacht racing: Quiz


Question 1: A competition, or ________, usually consists of multiple individual races, where the boat that performs best in each race is the overall winner.
LondonEnglandUnited StatesRegatta

Question 2: Popular handicapping systems in ________ include PHRF, portsmouth yardstick, IRC (Sailing), and ORR.

Question 3: The Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race is a 333 miles (536 km) freshwater race on ________.
Northern MichiganGreat LakesLake MichiganLake Huron

Question 4: All sorts of sailing craft are used for these races, including keelboats of all sizes, as well as dinghies, trailer sailers, ________, skiffs, sailboards, and other small craft.

Question 5: All kinds of boats are used for racing, including small dinghies, ________, boats designed primarily for cruising, and purpose-built raceboats.

Question 6: Bermuda also played a role in the development of the ________.
SolingJ/80Yacht racingInternational One Design

Question 7: Several fully-crewed round-the-world races are held, including the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly called the Whitbread Round the World Race), the Global Challenge and the ________.
United StatesClipper Round the World Yacht RaceMauritiusSingapore

Question 8: These races are suitable for many club racers including Junior Offshore Group (JOG) yachts, and certain ________ meeting race requirements.
Hobie magic 25SailingYacht racingTrailer sailer

Question 9: The longest offshore races involve a ________ of the world.
CircumnavigationClipper routeSingle-handed sailingCape Horn

Question 10: For most forms of yacht racing, one of two solutions to this problem are used; either all boats are required to be identical (a one-design class), or a ________ system is used.
BasketballGameMatch fixingHandicapping


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