Yachting

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Yachting Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    yachting n : water travel for pleasure [syn: boating]
Yachting Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Yachting \Yacht"ing\, n. Sailing for pleasure in a yacht.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Yachting'


Yachting refers to recreational sailing or boating, the specific act of sailing or using other vessels for sporting.

Sailing is a sport. The invention of sailing is prehistoric, and the racing of sailing boats is believed to have started in the Netherlands some time in the 17th century. Soon, in England, custom-built racing "yachts" began to emerge. In 1851, a challenge to an American yacht racing club in New York led to the beginning of the America's Cup, a regatta won by the New York Yacht Club until 1983, when they finally lost to the Royal Perth Yacht Club of Australia, which entered the Australia II into the contest. Meanwhile, yacht racing continued to evolve, with the development of recognised classes of racing yachts, from small dinghies up to huge maxi yachts.

Although there are many different types of racing vessels, they can generally be separated into the larger yachts, which are larger and contain facilities for extended voyages, and smaller harbour racing craft such as dinghies and skiffs. Smaller boats are not generally referred to as yachts, although all recreational boats (as opposed to commercial or military vessels) are yachts. These days, yacht racing and dinghy racing are common participant sports around the developed world, particularly where favorable wind conditions and access to reasonably sized bodies of water are available. Most yachting is conducted in salt water, but smaller craft can be - and are - raced on lakes and even large rivers.

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  • Work continues towards creation of National Sailing Centre
    Yachting New Zealand believes that the establishment of a centralised world class National Sailing Centre will be an asset to Auckland and New Zealand and we are continuing to work towards this objective. The Takapuna Reserve Management Plan allows for a revised version of the initially proposed NOWSC (National Ocean Water Sports Centre) and currently the Harbour Read more on this news related to 'Yachting'
  • Full NZ team named for ISAF Youth Sailing World Champs
    Yachting New Zealand is delighted to announce the selection of twelve young sailors to represent New Zealand at the prestigious 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Regatta. Read more on this news related to 'Yachting'
  • Yachting NZ clears Kiwis caught in Oracle scandal
    The two Kiwis caught up in the Oracle cheating scandal on the eve of the America's Cup last year won't be penalised further by Yachting New Zealand (YNZ). Read more on this news related to 'Yachting'

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