What Type Of Tall Ship Sailor Are You?

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What Type Of Tall Ship Sailor Are You?? - Quiz

Have you ever wondered what type of tall ship sailor your are (or would be)? Answer these 10 questions to find out where you fit in the tall ship world.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You wake up the morning before an ocean passage and you…
    • A. 

      Have a hangover.

    • B. 

      Put a Scopolamine patch behind your ear.

    • C. 

      Throw on a clean shirt and double check that you’ve packed your camera.

    • D. 

      Have a cup of coffee, check the weather, and pack your bag.

    • E. 

      Dread the upcoming voyage.

    • F. 

      Change your facebook status so people know you're going sailing and pack your camera and navigation tools.

  • 2. 
    You’re at a party thrown onboard a schooner that just arrived in port after a couple of weeks at sea, you…
    • A. 

      Are totally in awe, but will probably leave, because you’re getting queasy with all of the motion.

    • B. 

      Are the center of attention and your drink is never empty.

    • C. 

      Are enjoying intelligent conversation with your peers while nursing a drink.

    • D. 

      Are getting a little tall shipped out and will probably bail and grab a drink down the road.

    • E. 

      Are having fun. Life is good. You don’t know everyone.

    • F. 

      Are playing an obscure musical instrument or providing comparable entertainment.

  • 3. 
    You’ve stripped the housetop down to bare wood. How many coats of varnish do you apply?
    • A. 

      Screw varnish. Oil it.

    • B. 

      I just do as I'm told.

    • C. 

      Screw varnish. Paint it.

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      What are you talking about?

    • F. 

      8

  • 4. 
    A week in to a voyage, you wake up for 0000-0400 watch and…
    • A. 

      Throw on the same thing you’ve been wearing all week plus a wool sweater.

    • B. 

      Throw on a clean T-shirt and smile, because even after a week, your hoodie still smells like dryer sheets.

    • C. 

      Are the first on deck from your watch and have already plotted your position using celestial navigation.

    • D. 

      Are not the first person on deck, because you couldn’t find your knife, spike, and/or beanie.

    • E. 

      0000-0400?? Is that military time or something?

    • F. 

      Love the fresh morning air and can’t remember the last time you saw the stars so clearly.

  • 5. 
    You’re alongside for maintenance and at the end of the day a few folks are going out to the local pub, you…
    • A. 

      Go and wear what you wore all day…paint stains and all. Cheers!!

    • B. 

      Throw on a clean shirt and some deodorant.

    • C. 

      Are happy to be grabbing a beer with good people after a long, productive day in the sun.

    • D. 

      Go elsewhere. You like to have a life outside of work and tend to have more friends off the ship than on.

    • E. 

      Don’t go, because you’d rather LARP in the park or catch an exhibit at the local maritime museum.

    • F. 

      Go. What else would I do?

  • 6. 
    You come up on watch, there’s a 25 knot breeze and the sails are flogging, you…
    • A. 

      Have a quiet word with the deck officer and try and get a grasp of the situation.

    • B. 

      Nonchalantly sheet in and get control of the sails.

    • C. 

      Wait for your deck officer to take the con and then do as your told.

    • D. 

      Get as much information as possible, get out your sextant, wait for the watch turnover.

    • E. 

      Make a pot of coffee. All issues can be solved with a pot of coffee.

    • F. 

      Are blunt and ask the current watch officer what's going on and why. You then ensure efficient sailing.

  • 7. 
    Your future on tall ships looks like…
    • A. 

      I'm here for life.

    • B. 

      I’m here for now. I love this work, but there are so many other things I want to experience.

    • C. 

      I’m here for a while. I’m happiest when at sea.

    • D. 

      I’m here for a little while. This is so much cooler than anything my friends are doing.

    • E. 

      I’m happy to commit to a summer and may volunteer on weekends.

    • F. 

      A sunset cruise might be cool. Maybe.

  • 8. 
    You’ve just signed a 6 month contract and will be at sea for the majority of the time, you…
    • A. 

      Break-up with your current partner. Long distance relationships are HELL.

    • B. 

      Flirt your way through the next 6 months.

    • C. 

      Are happy to be committing (yet again) to a life at sea.

    • D. 

      Are faithful to your partner for the duration of the contract.

    • E. 

      Will try very hard to make your current relationship work, but will probably slip up at some point over the next few months.

    • F. 

      Six-month contract? No thanks.

  • 9. 
    Sea shanties are…
    • A. 

      Necessary onboard (and off for that matter).

    • B. 

      Terrible terrible things that should be eradicated from the face of the earth.

    • C. 

      Fun every now and again.

    • D. 

      Fine onboard, but I don’t need them on itunes.

    • E. 

      Nice and I sing along to the ones I know.

    • F. 

      Little shack house by the water, right?

  • 10. 
    I'm taking this quiz, because...
    • A. 

      It's just a funny thing to do.

    • B. 

      I want to know if tall ship sailing is for me.

    • C. 

      I always love confirming what I already know is true.

    • D. 

      I'm a sucker for quizzes.

    • E. 

      It's fun to see how off these quizzes can be.

    • F. 

      I'm really not sure, actually.

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