Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.?

2.  These lines come from which song and are about whom? :

Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclouds rend the air;
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
Follow they will not dare.

3. It’s marin in French, marinaio in Italian, marinaro in Spanish and hēramana in Maori, what is it in English?

4. Who skippered New Zealand to 16 America’s Cup wins and no losses?

5. America’s Cup – sport, a rich man’s pursuit or  . . . ?

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Seneca

    (2) Skye Boat song about Bonnie Prince Charlie

    (3) Seaman

    (4) –

    (5) Couldn’t care less about it – I love sport. Sport is decided by physical prowess and dexterity not by throwing money at it nor in courtrooms


  2. Alwyn says:

    1. Seneca
    2. I could not think of the answer to this until I tried to set it to a tune. Then it came to me – The Skye Boat Song.
    I’m afraid I would have to say that it is about one of the stupidest military leaders ever, Bonnie Prince Charlie, who managed to get most of his followers wiped out at Culloden.
    3. Sea or Sailor – at least in French
    4. Russell Coutts. I read it in my paper this morning when doing the quiz.
    5. At the moment a crazy competition for multi-billionaires. If we win it I suppose we should try and defend it but at least make it in something cheap to build.


  3. Alwyn says:

    I meant to add a comment about Q1 but I hit the Post before I had finished.
    I never did understand what Seneca was talking about. What made much more sense to me was the alternative from Lewis Carroll.
    He said “If you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there” Seemed to me much more meaningful.


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