yacht·​ing | \ ˈyä-tiŋ How to pronounce yachting (audio) \

Definition of yachting

: the action, fact, or pastime of racing or cruising in a yacht

Examples of yachting in a Sentence

We went yachting over the weekend.
Recent Examples on the Web In Florida, where yachting is a multibillion-dollar industry, many yacht owners are looking abroad to have their boats serviced and refitted. Paul Sullivan, New York Times, "Yachts Are for More Than Lounging," 6 Mar. 2020 In South Florida, where Fort Lauderdale calls itself the yachting capital of the world, arrests occur about five to 10 times a year, Swimmer said. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Yacht placed ‘under arrest’ at boat show over $4 million dispute," 5 Nov. 2019 He is known to have had three major passions — reading, music and yachting. NBC News, "Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernized Oman, dies at 79," 11 Jan. 2020 Lauren Littlejohn, now a charter broker for Ocean Independence, grew up in a yachting family (her father was a captain of a 102-foot yacht that cruised the Great Lakes and Bahamas) and spoke with us about what actually happens below deck. Alyssa Haak, Marie Claire, "How Real Is Bravo's 'Below Deck'?," 11 Nov. 2019 Gregory is a host captain for Sailing Heals, a nonprofit that offers free yachting excursions to cancer patients and their caregivers. BostonGlobe.com, "The air was brisk, the breeze gentle, the boat bobbing up and down at a steady tempo. The creak of wood, the clank of mechanical pulleys, and the dulcet melody of casual conversation filled the air.," 24 Oct. 2019 Nast turned Collier’s around by bringing it upmarket, producing special issues themed around automotives and yachting, then selling ads to the makers of those products. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, "The Transformation of Condé Nast," 21 Oct. 2019 The yachting industry was there for me and of course my family & friends. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Below Deck's Captain Sandy Reveals Girlfriend Leah Has Breast Cancer," 30 Aug. 2019 The seventh season of the Bravo yachting reality series returns Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. with Thailand as the backdrop. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "‘Below Deck’ with Captain Lee Rosbach returns — in unfamiliar waters," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of yachting

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Yachting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yachting. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of yachting

: the activity or sport of sailing in a yacht


yacht·​ing | \ ˈyä-tiŋ How to pronounce yachting (audio) \

Kids Definition of yachting

: the activity or recreation of racing or cruising in a yacht

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