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Today there are 428 multi choice sailing questions and answers based on the ever popular Start Yachting, RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper sailing courses and on a wide range of subjects designed to build or refresh your knowledge and help you with revision for your next sailing course.

Use this sailing quiz to build your understanding of sailing terms and boat trivia whilst you tackle the questions designed to help you pass your next sailing course.

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Nautical phrases and sayings

Have you ever wondered where some of our every day sayings come from and what they mean? We have been looking high and low to find the answers and you will find a great many listed on this site.

Take a look at some of the 428 Nautical phrases, sayings and sailing terms listed on this site.

What does "Whistle in the wind." mean?

This is one from our "Nautical Saying" category. Nautical phrases and sayings explained | SailingQuiz

Today it means: Ask for the impossible.

Some superstitious sailors believed they could "whistle for the wind" when becalmed but whistling was either discouraged or forbidden. The modern term "be careful what you wish for" means that you could get more then you bargained for i.e. more wind than you wanted. Whistling was also not allowed on Royal Navy ships as it could be confused with orders piped on the boatswain's whistle and you would be in big trouble for that. Whistle up, in, down and for all mean the same thing.

Whistle in the wind.

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