yachts·​man | \ ˈyäts-mən How to pronounce yachtsman (audio) \

Definition of yachtsman

: a person who owns or sails a yacht

Examples of yachtsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exclusive location was discovered more than 35 years ago when a yachtsman, caught in a storm off the coast of Crete, sheltered in this heavenly cove. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2022 The client, who is an experienced yachtsman, also opted for a joystick coupled to the transmissions, as well as bow and stern thrusters. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 On Saturday morning, an 83-year-old Japanese yachtsman will climb aboard his aluminum sailboat in Sausalito and cruise through the Golden Gate, pointed toward the horizon with the hopes of reaching his home country by early June. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Mar. 2022 Sarm Heslop sailed across the Atlantic from her native United Kingdom before meeting American yachtsman Ryan Bane. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 24 Dec. 2021 The project then restarted in earnest in 2016, when it was rediscovered by serial yachtsman Vural Ak. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 11 Dec. 2021 The home was a base of operations for the original William Ziegler, known as a yachtsman and for organizing Arctic expeditions. Edmund H. Mahony,, 7 Dec. 2021 Besides Bochy and Henderson, the class had former 49ers defensive lineman Bryant Young, Olympic swimming medalist Natalie Coughlin and yachtsman Paul Cayard. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Oct. 2021 An accomplished yachtsman, Dr. Williams enjoyed racing with his sons in the Hospice Regattas as well as in the Nationals at Annapolis. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 14 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of yachtsman

1862, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2022

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“Yachtsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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