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

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 An individual with knowledge of both Hollywood and yachting etiquette says guests should pause before pulling out a smartphone. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "How David Geffen's Yacht Photos Became a "Status Thing" in Hollywood," 23 Aug. 2019 Americans who grew wealthy from the Industrial Revolution took to the water for relaxation and sport, giving rise to the America’s Cup and other yachting contests. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "’Sailing on the Sound’ at Wadsworth Atheneum recalls early days of yachting," 7 Aug. 2019 Day 3: Explore the 32 Islands & Cays of The Grenadines St. Vincent and The Grenadines is famous for sailing and yachting with 32 islands and cays ripe for exploring. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "Get Lost: 72 Hours in St. Vincent," 29 July 2019 Busch, who was a Giants batgirl, died in a 2012 yachting race accident. SFChronicle.com, "Former Giants public relations chief Robin Carr to be honored," 25 July 2019 When Murdoch was hospitalized following his yachting accident, control of his empire became a pressing matter, The New York Times reported in April. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Rupert Murdoch, 88, recovering after pneumonia," 20 June 2019 For all their efforts to cast a yachting crew who seem to have experience and good references, the rush to fill the jobs before the charter season begins often means having to take a last-minute chance. Washington Post, "Here’s to the class-conflicted, workplace-inappropriate ‘Below Deck’ — TV’s ideal mental vacation," 13 June 2019 Below Deck'' when the yachting reality series launched in 2013. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Do you want to spend six nights with ‘Below Deck’ captain Lee Rosbach and Kate Chastain?," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of yachting

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 How to pronounce yachting (audio) \

Kids Definition of yachting

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

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