re·​gat·​ta | \ ri-ˈgä-tə How to pronounce regatta (audio) , -ˈga-\

Definition of regatta

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

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Kate and William were booked with the launch of the King's Cup regatta on Tuesday and a visit to North Wales on Wednesday. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Just Met Royal Baby Archie," 14 May 2019 Sagan had a grand vision for the future of space exploration, imagining that astro-sailors would take part in intergalactic regattas, racing their spaceships through the universe by harnessing the power of starlight. Amy Thompson, Smithsonian, "LightSail 2 Launches to Space to Soar on the Power of Sunshine," 25 June 2019 The old brick structures from British settlement still stand and are particularly abuzz during the many regattas and races that use the port as a final destination—among them the famous Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "Coco Shop's Debut Collection Is the Only Thing You'll Need for Your Next Vacation," 9 Apr. 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are launching The King's Cup, a sailing regatta which will take place off the coast of the Isle of Wight in August 2019. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears Nautical Stripes As She Launches King's Cup Sailing Regatta with Prince William," 7 May 2019 Seattle Pacific won the open fours event and was second in the two featured 2,000-meter races at the UCO/SPU/Barry Tri-Duel on the Oklahoma River in the final regular-season women’s regatta. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Dennis Rodman Jr. signs with Washington State basketball," 17 May 2019 Only a day after the birth of the royal baby, Kate Middleton and Prince William have stepped out in London to launch sailing regatta, The King's Cup. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Just Channeled Meghan Markle's Nautical Pants," 7 May 2019 The program made periodic trips to the Henley regatta and, in 1985, was invited to compete in China. David Wharton,, "Orange Coast crew takes on sport's royalty at Henley regatta in England," 28 June 2018 Bella Mente, skippered by Hap Fauth, sails to an overall IRC 1 class victory at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla., in 2015. Aaron Kuriloff, WSJ, "New York Yacht Club Has Sights Set on the America’s Cup," 15 Aug. 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 How to pronounce regatta (audio) , -ˈga-\

Kids Definition of regatta

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

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