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 While the cruise industry has multiple examples of female captains in charge of large passenger vessels, the number is surprisingly low in yachting. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 12 July 2022 In fact, interest has only grown—in yachting, Monaco, and auto racing—since the Formula 1 World Championship was founded in 1950. Bill Springer, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The three-month refit of Galaxy—a 2005 Benetti—was not only lightning fast for a superyacht, but signals the emergence of a new kind of yachting, a clean-slate design that created an alternate world for the owners. Rachel Ingram, Robb Report, 4 Feb. 2022 However, despite these measures, both events are already being christened a success: Strong sales have been reported from Art Basel, and the yachting industry is booming like never before. Nicole Trilivas, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 To cater to the territory’s robust charter and private yachting industries, the resort will also feature more than 70 mooring balls and 25 marina slips. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Dec. 2021 Young yachting families can use their time at sea to bear witness to how the ocean is changing. Ian Buruma, Harper’s Magazine , 18 Jan. 2022 Christened Candy, the latest fleet member is a riff on the Polish yard’s popular Sunreef 70 model and has been customized by a decidedly eco-conscious client to enable more sustainable yachting. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 Dec. 2021 Kevin Dunleavy recently experienced a private yachting experience on the Turkish Riviera with Zephyria Yachting in August of 2021. Carrie Coolidge, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of yachting

1836, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2022

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“Yachting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yachting. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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

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

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