Take the Triton nautical quiz

Feb 12, 2014 by Guest Writer


Correct yacht names from the photos in The Triton Today. From left to right, top to bottom:
Hope, Arianna
Night Moves, Rochade
Carcharius, Lejos (tall skinny photo), Xanadu
Reenergized, Poupee, Grand Coroto
Longo Mai, Dancing Milly III, Dulcinea, Mi Mu
Constellation, Golden Compass, Life of Reilley

Q. Yacht crew are world travelers and usually in-sync with times around the globe.
If it is noon at The Palm Beach International Boat Show, what time is it in:
Barcelona, Dubai, Vancouver, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Galapagos Islands, Anchorage?


A. According to www.timeanddate.com the time is:

Barcelona 5 pm (GMT +1 hour)
Dubai 8 pm (GMT +4 hours)
Vancouver 9 am (GMT -7 hours)
Tokyo 1 am (GMT +9 hours)
Sydney 3 am (GMT +11 hours)
Rio de Janeiro 1 pm (GMT -3 hours)
Galapagos Islands 10 am (GMT -6 hours)
Anchorage 8 am (GMT -8 hours)

Q. What are the following abbreviations found on nautical charts?
F and Fl, PA, Tr, RoRo, HAT, MSL

A.  Answers to nautical chart abbreviations
PA – Position approximate
F, Fl – fixed and flashing light
Tr – tower
RoRo – Roll-on, roll-off ferry terminal
HAT highest astronomical tide
MSL mean sea level

Q.  There are several ways to define the world’s ports. Each list is different, but name a few of the busiest, oldest and most beautiful.

A.  According to www.marineinsight.com and www.wikipedia.org, the following ports rank (in no order) highest in cargo and traffic:  Singapore, Busan (also known as Pusan) in South Korea, Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Port of Kobe in Japan and Port of Dover in the United Kingdom. As well as Ningbo-Zhoushan, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao Port and Hong Kong all in China.

And this subjective list describes the following list (in no order) as the oldest and most beautiful: Dubrovnik in Croatia, Venice in Italy, Lisbon in Portugal, Istanbul and Kusadasi in Turkey, Beijing (also known as Tianjin) in China, Athens (also known as Piraeus) in Greece, Stockholm in Sweden, Quebec City in Canada, St. Petersburg in Russia, Alexandria in Egypt,  Haifa in Israel, Bizerta in Tunisia, Miami in Florida and Nassau, Bahamas.


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