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 76-year-old race is the country’s most prestigious yachting event and was scheduled to start from Sydney on Dec. 26. Jason Gale, Bloomberg.com, "Sydney Covid Measures Widen Amid Northern Beaches Outbreak," 19 Dec. 2020 For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub FOLLOWING THE tragic yachting accident that killed my predecessor, Buck Passer, the board decided on a change of direction at Multinational United Subsidiary Holdings (MUSH). The Economist, "What if CEOs’ memos were clear and honest?," 16 Dec. 2020 The tolerances weren’t that different from those in the yachting industry. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, "The Art of Building the Impossible," 23 Nov. 2020 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

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First Known Use of yachting

1836, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jan 2021

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“Yachting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yachting. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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