Definition of regatta
: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races
Recent Examples of regatta from the Web
All 1,200 rooms in Clermont County were booked each night of the regatta.
But after covering everything from the early stages of an Olympic sailing regatta to the FIFA World Cup final, this photographer has no intention of quitting.
Gruson retained her competitive spirit, first by sailing in regattas with Shake-A-Leg, the Coconut Grove nonprofit that teaches disabled people how to sail, then becoming involved in the Miami triathlon circuit.
No team had ever swept the three grand events — the varsity eight, the second varsity eight and the varsity four — in the regatta’s 21-year history.
Father Judge's rowing team won a national title Saturday at the Scholastic Rowing Association's national championship regatta.
Oracle pulled into a tie in the standings with Britain’s Land Rover BAR, which opened with two bonus points based on preliminary regattas.
Grant Dalton, Team New Zealand’s chief executive, told me earlier this year that his team wants to preserve the traditional challenger-defender divide stipulated by the regatta’s founding document.
The quadrennial round-the-world regatta is one of sailing’s most prestigious events.
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Origin and Etymology of regatta
First Known Use: 1612See Words from the same year
REGATTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of regatta for English Language Learners
: a race or a series of races between boats (such as sailboats)
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Definition of regatta for Students
: a race or a series of races between sailboats, speedboats, or rowing boats
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