Christmas Quiz

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Christmas Quiz

Post by PeterV » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:06 pm

It's back, the famous CVRDA Christmas Quiz.

1. Which boat has been in every Olympics since 1952?
2. Which class introduced a ‘Lamboley’ test to control weight distribution in 1972?
3. Which class is the fastest hiking single-hander sailed in the CVRDA?
4. Which class had the highest number of entries at the CVRDA nationals this year?
5. In which boat has Great Britain won more Gold medals at the Olympics than any other class?
6. In which class did Great Britain win the 'leather medal’ (4th) at the Olympics in 1988, 1992?
7. What boat does Graham Brookes buy whenever there's one going to build up the fleet at Roadford?
8. For what boat have the German class bought up all the available Needlespar spares to keep their classic fleet going?
9. Which boat achieved 261 entries for the World Masters this year?
10. What boat should DavidH buy to demonstrate his real talent and suit his developing gravitas?

DavidH has kindly volunteered to receive and judge the entries.

Happy Christmas.
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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:19 pm

The answer to all questions but the last is The Finn, a class for men.
However the last is more subjective and I suspect DH would not be strong enough.
As a teenager I had a finn K152 Finik a blue Elvestrom boat bit I was not man enough, short tacking was like going about under enemy barbed wire! I do however admire the likes of Ainsley the modern Elvestrom. Paul of course still sails a Finn at his home.
Simples.

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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Rupert » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:05 pm

Ancient Geek wrote: I do however admire the likes of Ainsley
Ainsley the chef of Ready Steady Cook, is that? Didn't know he sailed a Finn...
Or do you mean Ainslie?

Peter, AG appears to have given the answer away, though I think people might have got the drift anyway!

Anyone doing a real quiz?
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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Brookesy » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:25 pm

Darn.. the first quiz I thought I would have a chance to do well in.....
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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by JimC » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:56 pm

I know some...

> 1. Which boat has been in every Olympics since 1952?
The Rowing 8 (some other too I expect)

> 3. Which class is the fastest hiking single-hander sailed in the CVRDA?
The International Canoe

> 5. In which boat has Great Britain won more Gold medals at the Olympics than any other class?
The Eights again - with 8 golds per Olympics what else could it be?

10. What boat should DavidH buy to demonstrate his real talent and suit his developing gravitas?
> International Canoe

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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by PeterV » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:20 am

Jim,
I had thought of the canoe, which is why I put in 'hiking'. The eight doesn't count unless it's got a sail on it!

I think the best quiz prize this year though goes to Nigel, or it least it will if he can work out the correct answer to his mainsheet!
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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Nigel » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:51 pm

Ho Ho Ho!!!

I will announce the winner following a successful lap of a course, under control at all times & without getting anything tangled - there's a first time for everything :lol: .

Nigel

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