yacht·ing | \ˈyä-tiŋ \

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.

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This kind of request is not unusual: their concierge is accustomed to arranging helicopter tours, yachting excursions, yoga and pilates lessons, archeological visits, and mezze crawls—pretty much anything that’s legal. Laura Itzkowitz, GQ, "Skip Santorini and Head to These Lesser-Known Greek Islands Instead," 14 June 2018 This was the start of a career in yachting, In 1955 Alex sailed with Captain Mike Anderson on the classic sailing yacht, Ticonderoga, on a transatlantic race from Havana, Cuba to San Sebastian, Spain. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 5/6," 6 May 2018 But the docks at nearby Gibb Park have been off-limits to commercial vessels since April 2017 and an adjacent marina provides slips for a private yachting club. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Anglers have fought to protect this fish. So how did it wind up on a Miami Beach menu? | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 Lalaounis and her husband, John Dragnis, run Golden Yachts, a yachting group, which provides chartering services through Atalanta Golden Yachts. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Porto Heli Might Be Greece's Best Kept Secret," 30 June 2017 Throughout her life, Coco Chanel would take reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Paris on long yachting trips throughout Europe, stopping everywhere from Venice, Italy, to Monte Carlo, France. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Chanel’s Resort Set Might Be Its Most Dramatic Yet," 3 May 2018 Fort Lauderdale is a nautical town and a yachting mecca. David Lyons, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Iconic Four Seasons starts construction of hotel, private residences on Fort Lauderdale Beach," 30 Apr. 2018 The Hottest New Boutique Hotel Is Actually a Yacht Courtesy Everett Collection Adventure yachting is the answer to your intense craving for luxury on the high seas. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "The Hottest New Boutique Hotel Is Actually a Yacht," 19 Apr. 2018 The British Virgin Island’s robust yachting and sailing community was able to return to the region quickly. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Two monster hurricanes battered these Caribbean islands. Now, they’re back in business | Miami Herald," 16 Apr. 2018

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of yachting

: the activity or sport of sailing in a yacht


yacht·ing | \ˈyä-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of yachting

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

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