Yacht Race

  • (noun): A race between crews of people in yachts.
    Synonyms: sailing-race

Some articles on yacht race, race, yacht:

Bay To Bay Yacht Race
... The Bay to Bay trailable yacht race is an annual sailing event held on the first weekend in May each year, in the Great Sandy National Park ... The race is sailed from Tin Can Bay, at the southern end of the Great Sandy Strait, and Hervey Bay, at the northern end, with an overnight stop at Garry ... The race is Queensland’s largest yacht race and the second largest in Australia, although it is limited to between 200 and 250 competitors for navigational safety ...
Single-handed Sailors - Notable Milestones - The Beginnings of Modern Racing
... Organised single-handed yacht racing was pioneered by Britons "Blondie" Hasler and Francis Chichester, who conceived the idea of a single-handed race across the Atlantic Ocean ... half-crown bet on first place developed into the first single-handed transatlantic yacht race, the OSTAR, which was held in 1960 ... The race was a success, and was won in 40 days by Chichester, then aged 58, in Gipsy Moth III Hasler finished second, in 48 days, sailing the junk-rigged Jester ...
Clipper Route - Modern Use of The Route
... solo from London to Sydney, and also a pioneer of single-handed yacht racing, being one of the founders of the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (the OSTAR) ... The result was the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, which was not only the first single-handed round-the world yacht race, but in fact the first round-the world ... Possibly the strangest yacht race ever run, it culminated in a successful non-stop circumnavigation by just one competitor, Robin Knox-Johnston, who became the first person to ...

Famous quotes containing the words race and/or yacht:

    He has a capacity for enjoyment so vast that he gives away great chunks to those about him, and never even misses them.... He can take you to a bicycle race and make it raise your hair.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

    I’ve given parties that have made Indian rajahs green with envy. I’ve had prima donnas break $10,000 engagements to come to my smallest dinners. When you were still playing button back in Ohio, I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to sink my yacht to make my guests go home.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)