Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quiz: which sailor are you?

We've probably all seen those on-line quizzes to find out which (say) Game of Thrones character you are, so how about a what type of sailor you are?

Just answer these five easy questions:

1. Why do you sail?
a. To beat everyone
b. For the experience
c. To reach inaccessible locations
d. To see the world

2. What do you sail?
a. Racing yacht or dinghy
b. Powerboat
c. Classic yacht like a Bristol Pilot
d. Comfortable yacht

3. Who do you sail with?
a. Depends upon the class rules
b. Prefer alone
c. With some mates
d. With your family
e. With your dog

4. You are:
a. Male
b. Female

5. Your age is:
a. Under 20
b. 20 - 35
c. 36 - 50
d. Over 50

Answer is the closest match to one of the following:
- Ben Ainslie: 1a, 2a, 3a
- Ellen MacArthur: 1b, 2a, 3b
- Jeremy Clarkson: 1b, 2b, 3c
- H. W. Tilman: 1c, 2c, 3c
- Liza Copeland: 1d, 2d, 3d
- Tristan Jones: 1d, 2c, 3e

Note that questions 4 and 5 are only there so we can target the adverts better and hence increase our revenue (thanks for that).


Patrick said...

I'm in between Ellen McArthur and Jeremy Clarkson. Has he ever actually sailed a boat?

my2fish said...

1 b
2 a
3 d
4 a
5 b

Do I win something?

JP said...

my2fish: If you can track down Buff Staysail you can claim one of his classic "Total B.S." t-shirts.

Patrick: Clarkson might not have used a sail but he has been on the water a lot including:
- in the cross London race he used a speedboat with a beeping big engine
- in the cross Channel amphibian race, in a pick up truck with a beeping big outboard engine
- recently this series, racing Hammond down Lake Como with a quad bike / jetski with a beeping big engine
- in the last series, in the Hovervan, a van with a, er, beeping big engine to make it hover on water in case the Thames floods again.

BTW: the Thames has flood again.

JP said...

BTW in the above, the word "beeping" doesn't describe the sound the engine makes