re·​gat·​ta | \ri-ˈgä-tə, -ˈga-\

Definition of regatta 

: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races

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The team will also race in that regatta in September. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "Sail like a girl: How an all-female team made history and won the 750-mile Race to Alaska," 14 July 2018 The watch also comes with two straps cut from an actual boat sail, inspired by sailing regattas. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "Time and Place: Hublot in Brooklyn," 26 Sep. 2018 The name is an amalgam of the yachts America and Magic, which won the first two editions of the regatta in 1851 and 1870. Aaron Kuriloff, WSJ, "New York Yacht Club Has Sights Set on the America’s Cup," 15 Aug. 2018 Prized by sailors since their debut in the late 1970s, the hats are embroidered specifically for each of the 140 Mount Gay–sponsored regattas worldwide. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Why Everyone Wants One Of These Hats," 27 Aug. 2014 Membership allows male residents to take part in one of the many old-established traditions of the regatta, the wearing of their club colors. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "A Fashionable Escape From London Loses Its Buoyancy," 27 June 2018 There are 23 teams set to compete, including some from outside the United States, in the third-oldest international regatta in the nation. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "This two-time Cuban Olympian is now running one of South Florida’s premier rowing events | Miami Herald," 5 Apr. 2018 Rowers on the River Thames in advance of the town’s famed regatta. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "A Fashionable Escape From London Loses Its Buoyancy," 27 June 2018 From there, Newport Aquatic Center's next big test came at the Crew Classic in San Diego, the largest sprint regatta in California. Andrew Turner,, "Newport Aquatic Center dominates USRowing Southwest Youth Championship," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of regatta

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for regatta

Italian regata

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English Language Learners Definition of regatta

: a race or a series of races between boats (such as sailboats)


re·​gat·​ta | \ri-ˈgä-tə, -ˈga-\

Kids Definition of regatta

: a race or a series of races between sailboats, speedboats, or rowing boats

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