Definition of regatta
: a rowing, speedboat, or sailing race or a series of such races
Recent Examples of regatta from the Web
The best sailors younger than 23 will converge on the Balboa Yacht Club for the invitational regatta, the oldest youth match racing event in the world.
In April of this year, the regatta was postponed because of the threat of inclement weather.
There will be a dunk tank, zipline, eurobungy, carnival rides, face painting, classic car show, July 4th parade, petting zoo, cardboard boat regatta, live entertainment, food court, pie-eating contest, fireworks and much more.
But at 8:10 a.m., strangely, the yacht club removed the cancellation notice, and insisted the regatta was on.
August August 5 – Traditional Skiff Regatta; skiff sailing event; Beaufort.
The U.S. team outlasted New Zealand during the second of the day’s two races, with the two teams swapping leads after the U.S. crossed the starting line ahead for the first time in the regatta.
Spithill skippered two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA to its first victory of the regatta, taking a thriller in Race 6 to earn a split Saturday and slow the momentum of Emirates Team New Zealand.
Spence surfaced unscathed but shaken, and the incident prompted changes to the cup regatta guidelines.
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Origin and Etymology of regatta
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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)
REGATTA Defined for Kids
Definition of regatta for Students
: a race or a series of races between sailboats, speedboats, or rowing boats
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