The AOA is 60

Welcome to the AOA60 Challenge Part 1

This part of the Challenge comprises 20 questions. You may complete the quiz as many times as you wish. The questions will be the same each time although they may appear in a different order to keep you on your toes.

1.

Who visited the Fairey Aviation Factory, Hamble, in 1945 to advise the MD if it was practical to make boats there?

2.

Who designed the airborne lifeboats, Firefly, Albacore and Flying Fifteen?

3.

What is the surname of the fanatical sailor and senior executive at Fairey who specified a 22ft boat which he named 'Sujanwiz'?   (Answer format - Surname only)


Sujanwiz at speed Sujanwiz at speed

4.

In what year was the very first Atalanta built, launched and sailed?

5.

Where did the name “Atalanta” originate from?

6.

What was the ballast ratio (in %) of the 24ft prototype boat?

7.

In what year were the first two production Atalanta 26s ready? (Answer format YYYY e.g. 1927)

8.

What was the quoted power output (in HP) of the Coventry Victor petrol engine fitted to some of the early Atalantas? (Answer format just the number e.g. 45)

9.

In what month and year was the AOA formed? (Answer format Month Year  e.g. January 1951)
Sujanwiz at speed

10.

What is the surname of the AOA member who built his own Atalanta from a kit, then sailed it for over 50 years?



Building Colchide 6

11.

Who was the first President of the AOA?

12.

Which was the first Atalanta 26 to fit twin rudders?

13.

Which was the first Atalanta 26 with masthead rig?

14.

How much did an Atalanta 26 cost - ex works in 1958 without sails & engine? (Pounds sterling)

15.

How much did an Atalanta 26 cost - ex works in 1964, complete with engine, but no sails?

16.

In what year was the first Titania completed? (Answer format YYYY e.g. 1946)


Titania Original BrochureTitania Original Brochure
17.

Why was the Titania built?

18.

How many Titanias were built?

19.

In what year was the first Fulmar completed? (Answer format YYYY e.g. 1933)



20.

What was the surname of the American Olympic sailor whose Corporation bought over 20 Atalantas to sell in the Americas? (Answer format - just the surname)

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