111 views Welcome to the AOA60 Challenge Part 1This 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?Alan VinesRichard FaireyCharles CurreyUffa Fox 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 speedHintFirst name shares a first letter with the AOA. 4. In what year was the very first Atalanta built, launched and sailed?1948195219551958HintNamed Atalanta, A1 appears in the Atalanta Register online. 5. Where did the name “Atalanta” originate from?Last Fairey Aviation Flying BoatWhere the designer had the ideaName of the designer's wifeAfter the Greek Goddess 6. What was the ballast ratio (in %) of the 24ft prototype boat?40107525HintThe construction method for A1 Atalanta and all Atalantas permitted a light hull, concentrating displacement in the keels. 7. In what year were the first two production Atalanta 26s ready? (Answer format YYYY e.g. 1927)1961195519561958HintThe Fairey sale dates for all Atalantas are recorded in the Atalanta register online. 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) HintAOA60! 10. What is the surname of the AOA member who built his own Atalanta from a kit, then sailed it for over 50 years? HintBack in the UK now the boat has lived most of her life in Europe. 11. Who was the first President of the AOA?Richard FaireyPrince PhilipAlan VinesUffa FoxHintThe Association has always produced an Annual Bulletin detailing officers at the time. 12. Which was the first Atalanta 26 to fit twin rudders? 13. Which was the first Atalanta 26 with masthead rig? HintFairey experimented with Masthead rig on the winner of the Atalanta Trophy in the 1958 Round the Island Race. 14. How much did an Atalanta 26 cost - ex works in 1958 without sails & engine? (Pounds sterling)£1500£5000£2800 15. How much did an Atalanta 26 cost - ex works in 1964, complete with engine, but no sails?£3360£5000£2100 16. In what year was the first Titania completed? (Answer format YYYY e.g. 1946) Titania Original BrochureHintIt took Fairey Marine 3 years before they expanded the Atalanta's accommodation in the Titania. 17. Why was the Titania built?To provide increased cabin spaceFor better sailing performanceAlan Vines was inspired by A Midsummer Nights Dream 18. How many Titanias were built?HintNot as many as the Baker's dozen. 19. In what year was the first Fulmar completed? (Answer format YYYY e.g. 1933) HintEach design has its own page on the website. 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)HintThe company started by importing Fairey Marine dinghies and yachts before branching into building his own. If you want to provide any comments on this stage of the quiz, please do so below. Thank you for taking part in our AOA60 Challenge Part 1 today 28/07/2021. Your answers and the correct answers will be emailed to you. Name Email Time is Up!