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yachting

[yot-ing] /ˈyɒt ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice or sport of sailing or voyaging in a yacht.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; yacht + -ing1

yacht

[yot] /yɒt/
noun
1.
a vessel used for private cruising, racing, or other noncommercial purposes.
verb (used without object)
2.
to sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.
Origin
1550-60; < early Dutch jaght, short for jaghtschip hunting ship, equivalent to Dutch jacht hunt (derivative of jagen to hunt) + schip ship
Related forms
yachty, adjective
superyacht, noun
Can be confused
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Examples for yachting
  • yachting oxfords and a light pair of leather slippers complete the outfit for steamer travel.
  • Marine forecasts made available by radio amateurs for the small boat and yachting communities.
  • The sun shone out long before noon and with a splendid breeze combined to make perfect yachting weather.
British Dictionary definitions for yachting

yacht

/jɒt/
noun
1.
a vessel propelled by sail or power, used esp for pleasure cruising, racing, etc
2.
short for sand yacht, ice yacht
verb
3.
(intransitive) to sail or cruise in a yacht
Word Origin
C16: from obsolete Dutch jaghte, short for jahtschip, from jagen to chase + schipship

yachting

/ˈjɒtɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the sport or practice of navigating a yacht
  2. (as modifier) yachting clothes
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Word Origin and History for yachting

yacht

n.

1550s, yeaghe "a light, fast-sailing ship," probably from Norwegian jaght, from Middle Low German jacht, shortened form of jachtschip "fast pirate ship," literally "ship for chasing," from jacht "chase," from jagen "to chase, hunt," from Old High German jagon, from Proto-Germanic *jagojanan.

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Encyclopedia Article for yachting

sailing

In summer 2007 the America's Cup completed its three-year course of almost continuous competition, with a spectacular final series between defending Alinghi of Switzerland and challenger Emirates Team New Zealand. The ACC boats-Alinghi and New Zealand, respectively-were equal in speed, and the crews were professional in their performance, after three years of full-time preoccupation with the quest for the Cup. After four races the two teams were tied at two races each before Alinghi went ahead four races to two. The seventh and final race saw the lead change numerous times, the last time at the finish line, and Alinghi won by a scant one-second margin as New Zealand completed a penalty just before finishing. It was an exciting encounter, displayed beautifully in 3-D animation online and by worldwide television, using racetrack software to provide an overhead view of the competition. Almost immediately, the Swiss team announced new conditions for the next challenge in 2009, some of which appeared to favour the defender. The potential challengers objected, and the American team Oracle filed an independent challenge to take place in 2008. The New York Trust Court would decide the case, determining what could be done under the terms of the Deed of Gift of the Cup

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