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Third time lucky!

I'm still waiting for those pesky people from Orange 🤬 to fix our line so it's too much of a risk to attempt my quiz on Tuesday. With Ed's permission (granted this morning) I'll go for his usual Friday night slot, 8th May at 8pm British time which is a Bank Holiday in both the UK and France so fingers crossed. 

Chris

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A nice man from Orange reconnected us with the outside world yesterday - yay! -, so if anyone is interested the BF trivia quiz is back on - Friday night at 8pm BST, 60 quick fire questions in an hour which should test how much of an Enthusiast (or ferry/shipping nerd) you are..

Chris

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Hope everyone enjoys the Bank Holiday today, although I’m working. For those who are interested there is a VE ( very exciting) BF trivia quiz this evening starting at 8pm, a bit of fun and something different from trawling through rubbish films on Netflix, old TV repeats etc..

See you later

FW

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Final reminder to anyone interested, tonight’s quiz goes live at eight o’clock with 6 rounds worth 10 points each with the theme being BF, one round every ten minutes. Many of the answers can be found on the forums if you look hard enough but that defeats the object of the exercise so fair play all round please. Answers will appear in the morning, good luck and enjoy!

Chris

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Here we go 5 minutes early because Mrs FW has cooked a delicious supper....:D

There will be no feedback while aforementioned supper is being consumed...

Round 1  Tourist landmarks

10 Points on offer, 1 point per correct answer.

At or near which BF port will you find the following landmarks or attractions

 

 Tour Solidor
 Guggenheim Museum
 Muma (Museum of Modern Art André Malraux)
 Smeaton’s Tower
 Roches Point Lighthouse
 Upton Country Park
 Fort du Roule
 Île de Batz
 Our Lady’s Island Lake
 Grand Bunker Museum

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Round 2  On board eateries

10 Points on offer, 1 point per correct answer.

Name both the A la Carte and Self-Service restaurants on the following vessels

 

 Mont St Michel
 Bretagne
 Pont-Aven
 Bretagne

Name the main restaurant on Cap Finistere

 

Name the Self-Service Restaurant on Barfleur

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Just now, Gareth said:

Typo Chris?  You've got Bretagne there twice.

hoping no one noticed! Wot no cafe's?

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Round 3  Blast from the past

10 Points on offer, 1 point per correct answer.

The first 4  vessels used to fly the BF flag and are still operating today. I need their original name and what are they are currently called.

 

 Pont L’Abbé
 Val de Loire
 Duc de Normandie
 Duchesse Anne

 

Which popular fleet member started life as Nils Dacke before being scrapped in 2010 bearingthe name Giulia D’Abundo

 

Originally named Prince of Fundy she became Prince of Brittany while flying the BF flag, but was renamed in 1988 for another 3 seasons service with the Breton company. What was hernew name until 1991 ?

 

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Request clarification - does "original" name mean name at launch or name immediately before joining the BF fleet?

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3 minutes ago, Gareth said:

Request clarification - does "original" name mean name at launch or name immediately before joining the BF fleet?

I put the name at launch?

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Round 4  BF people and personalities

10 Points on offer, a couple of stinkers here...🤓

 

 Who is the current Director of UK and Irish Agencies 

 

 Former group commercial director Mike Bevens left BF in 2017 to join which travel company

 

 Who captained Barfleur on her maiden voyage and what was his nickname (2 points)

 

 Current CEO Christophe Mathieu spent 5 years as Chef d’Escale or loading manager at which BF port

 

 Name the French Directeur General from 1975 to 1997 and right hand man of Alexis Gourvannec

 

 Who was the first female BF captain

 

 Who did Christophe Mathieu replace at BF

 

 Who is head of communications and based in Portsmouth

 

 Name the BF port where you embark/disembark at Quai Paul Spriet

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10 minutes ago, Gareth said:

Request clarification - does "original" name mean name at launch or name immediately before joining the BF fleet?

Name at launch

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A bit like my "I'll have a couple of drinks and then stop"! 😀

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Posted (edited)

Nobbled me, I know 3 of them  no 1, 6 & 10.  oh hang on No 9 too.

Edited by jonno

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Better going than me.....that round's devastated my score!

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Round 5  Wine and Spirits ( a no brainer !)

10 Points on offer

 

 Name the popular wine sold on all BF ships that comes in 250 ml dumpy bottles, red, white or rosé

 

 With which French wine region do you associate Mouton Cadet

 

 A Jeroboam of Champagne holds how many centilitres (cl) of wine

 

 

 What is the dry white wine made with the Melon de Bourgogne grape, left to mature on the lees (dead yeast) until the following spring after harvest.

 

 With which French region would you associate the wines from Domaine Faiveley

 

 Which of these appellations is the odd one out :- Barsac, St Emilion, Monbazillac, Coteaux du layon

 

 Name the Scottish Island that’s home to the following Whisky distilleries :- 

Port Ellen, Ardbeg, Bowmore

 

 Which famous spirit is distilled at Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire

 

 French vineyards were devastated by the Phylloxera blight in which century

 

 Vodka is usually associated with Poland and Russia, but France produces an excellent version that’s widely available in BF shops. What is it called.

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Not fair, can we have a soft drinks round?

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Final round, Round 6 – A few random facts and figures

10 Points on offer

 

 Name the red, white and blue flag flown at the stern of every BF vessel

 

 How many tonnes of langoustines are consumed annually in self-service and à la carte restaurants throughout the fleet (margin for error 1 tonne either way)

  

 In what year did BF celebrate 30 years of services to Spain 

 

 Roughly how many dogs are carried by the company per year

(margin for error 5000 either way)

 

 MSM and Normandie in normal weather conditions steer roughly what course over ground for most of the voyage heading to Caen, and what course in the opposite direction back to Portsmouth 

(2 points)

 

 While on normal passage from Portsmouth to Santander how many shipping forecastareas will a vessel pass through

 

 Which was the first vessel in the fleet to have scrubbers fitted

 

 In what year did Normandie Express begin operations on the English Channel and whatwas her previous name (2 points)

 

 

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