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

Definition of yachtsman

: a person who owns or sails a yacht

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HMAS Ballarat is on its way assist an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the WA coast. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Sailor injured during solo race rescued from Indian Ocean after reportedly surviving on iced tea," 24 Sep. 2018 Lorillard was an adrenaline junkie avant la lettre: competitive racehorse breeder, yachtsman, gambler, and even amateur archaeologist. Ash Carter, Town & Country, "The Fascinating History of the Town Where the Tuxedo Was Born," 1 Jan. 2012 Alex was educated in Dresden and married to Edith Seidel in 1945.Alex was a talented photographer and yachtsman., "Deaths in South Florida: 5/6," 6 May 2018 Much to the dismay of weekend yachtsmen, continuous cruisers also tend to hog the best public moorings in London and Bath, and that has drawn the attention of the CRT. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Low-Cost Way to Live Abroad: Buy a Boat," 30 Mar. 2018 On Tuesday, the fears of every yachtsman came true, as race organizers announced that a crew member of one of the boats was presumed lost at sea. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Sailor in Round-the-World Race Is ‘Lost at Sea’," 27 Mar. 2018 Belying the stereotype of patrician yachtsmen with jaunty caps swilling drinks and getting tan, ocean sailing can be extraordinarily dangerous. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Sailor in Round-the-World Race Is ‘Lost at Sea’," 27 Mar. 2018 The patch was discovered in 1997 by Charles Moore, a yachtsman who had sailed through a mishmash of floating plastic bottles and other debris on his way home to Los Angeles. Jonathan Alcorn, National Geographic, "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is," 22 Mar. 2018 Veras, a member of the Lauderdale Yacht Club, was an avid sportsman, yachtsman and businessman having acquired an FAA pilot license, a U. S. Coast Guard commercial sea captain’s license and certification as an advanced scuba diver., "Deaths in South Florida: 2/20," 20 Feb. 2018

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1862, in the meaning defined above

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