Category Archives: Nautical trivia

The Ocean Mapping Expedition

The Ocean Mapping Expedition On Thursday, 11th October The Geneva-based Foundation Pacifique held a Press Conference on the occasion of the arrival in South Africa of the 33m-long Swiss Ketch Fleur De Passion as part of the Ocean Mapping Expedition.   “This unique 4-year journey (2015-2019) around the world from Seville to Seville combines science, […]

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Al Malika – Between two Sultanates – Zanzibar to Oman

Al Malika – Between two Sultanates – Zanzibar to Oman Who remembers Al Malika in Durban?  We received some information and a lot of questions from Mohammed Al Rahbi, a History Researcher from Muscat, Oman. “I’m doing a research on an old Daytime Sailing Boat called “Al Malika” which was gifted in 1933 from King […]

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Nautical Trivia by Fonz

“ALL FAIR AND ABOVE BOARD” A commonly used expression of nautical origin meaning “Utterly fair, nothing hidden”. History A trick, common to warships and pirates alike, both of which had very large crews, was to keep all but a few of their men out of sight. At long distance, someone inspecting them with a telescope […]

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COMPETITION TIME! Each month we will be asking our readers 5 nautical trivia questions – if all are answered correctly and timeously, you stand a chance to win a bottle of wine!   To Enter:   Email Shaneé at your answers before Tuesday 18th September You will receive an email with your entry number […]

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WORLD SHIP SOCIETY & BATTLESHIPS If you missed Norman Bellows’ talk about World War II battleships, then join the World Ships Society meeting on Tuesday, 25 September at 5:30pm to listen to this very interesting talk.  RNYC member Norman refers to the crests on the wall of the Britannia Room to reference some of the […]

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