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Said of a mast or spar that has been strained or twisted.
Nickname given to Admiral Boscawen after a wound in neck caused him to carry his head on one side.
Alternative form of 'withe'.
Xebec 389 Xiphias
, lateen-rigged trading vessel of Mediterranean Sea and Iberian coast. Diners from a felucca by having a square sail for running.
The common swordfish of the Mediterranean. Has no central fin.
Yacht 390 Yaw
built for pleasure cruising
, or for racing. Earliest English yacht
would appear to be one built
, at Cowes, for Queen Elizabeth in 1588. Charles II was given a vessel ('Mary')
by the Dutch
; this introduced the word 'yacht'-meaning 'chaser'- to the English language.
Association of yachtsmen to further
the interests of yachting
, to arrange races and to frame rules and regulations for the good order of the sport. Oldest
is the Royal Cork Yacht Club
, founded 1720.
Signal codes adopted
, by yacht clubs before introduction of the 'International Code' of 1857. Most of the important clubs had their own codes. Acker's 'Universal Yacht Signals' was the first common code.
One who owns or sails a yacht.
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