The most difficult sailors riddles A list of sailors related questions that are most often answered incorrectly History quiz The first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe was ...Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Sir William Robert Patrick "Robin" Knox-Johnston is an English sailor. In 1969 he became the first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe and was the second winner of the Jules Verne Trophy, together with Sir Peter Blake. For this he was awarded with Blake the ISAF Yachtsman of the Year award. In 2007 he became, at 67, the oldest yachtsman to complete a round the world solo voyage in the Velux 5 Oceans Race.very hard 27% Alain Jacques GerbaulAlain Jacques Gerbaul3%Sir Robin Knox-JohnstonSir Robin Knox-Johnston27%Sir Francis ChichesterSir Francis Chichester13%Krzysztof BaranowskiKrzysztof Baranowski55%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 136 answers in 2 languages »oceans riddles » Who was the first to circumnavigate Australia?Matthew Flinders. Captain Matthew Flinders RN was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders circumnavigated the mainland of what was to be called Australia, accompanied by Aboriginal man Bungaree.very hard 30% Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus 6%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman52%Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders30%Charles SturtCharles Sturt10%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 530 answers in 2 languages »discoveries riddles » Which country was ruled by William the Sailor King?United Kingdom. During his youth, it was not expected that William, being the third son, would became a king. He served in the Royal Navy in the Caribbean. He inherited the throne at the age of 64, after his two elder brothers died without leaving legitimate successors.very hard 31% PortugalPortugal41%SpainSpain12%United KingdomUnited Kingdom31%NorwayNorway14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7193 answers in 3 languages »kings of Europe riddles » Where was John Cabot from? (the discoverer of Newfoundland and Labrador)From Italy. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto) was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland of North America. very hard 33% from Englandfrom England24%from Francefrom France16%from Italyfrom Italy33%from Irelandfrom Ireland25%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1915 answers in 2 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » Which navigator carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition?Francis Drake. In 1577, half a century after Magellan's expedition, Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth with five ships and 164 men. During his expedition, he captured several Portuguese and Spanish Ships (including treasury ship with 36 kg of gold) and sacked Valparaiso. After his return, the Queen's half-share of the cargo surpassed the rest of the crown's income for that entire year.hard 40% Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama27%Pedro Álvares CabralPedro Álvares Cabral19%John CabotJohn Cabot12%Francis DrakeFrancis Drake40%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8909 answers in 2 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » What was the condition of the famous admiral Horatio Nelson?One-eyed and one-handed. Nelson was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm and the sight in one eye. During the Battle of Copenhagen, he refused to retreat, raising the telescope to his blind eye, and saying 'I really do not see the signal.hard 43% one-eyedone-eyed7%one-handedone-handed16%one-footedone-footed31%one-eyed and one-handedone-eyed and one-handed43%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 17588 answers in 2 languages »Royal Navy riddles » What nationality was Christopher Columbus?Italian. Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa. His name in Italian is Cristoforo Colombo, his father's name was Domenico, and his brothers were named Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino and Giacomo.hard 48% ItalianItalian48%SpanishSpanish19%PortuguesePortuguese28%FrenchFrench2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 21073 answers in 2 languages »explorers riddles » Which famous explorer resorted to piracy during his expeditions?Vasco da Gama. During his trip to India da Gama met hostility in the Arab-controlled teritorries of East Africa. Eventually the expedition resorted to piracy, looting unarmed Arab merchant ships. During the second expedition, Gama's fleet set about capturing any Arab vessel he came across in Indian waters, most notoriously the Miri, a pilgrim ship from Mecca, whose passengers (including women and children) he had locked and buried to death - despite their offers to pay ransom and begs for mercy.hard 49% Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus3%Vasco da GamaVasco da Gama49%Vitus BeringVitus Bering19%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman27%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 16148 answers in 4 languages »history riddles » How many travels around the world did Ferdinand Magellan complete?None. Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth. But Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.hard 58% nonenone58%1123%2212%335%Created by: Debbie Fox. 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