Yacht Club


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Yacht Club

 

a sports organization that promotes sailing and, less often, rowing and other aquatic sports. The facilities of a yacht club include a boathouse, workshops, berths and booms at which yachts can be moored and docked, and mechanisms for raising and lowering vessels; the club’s marina is usually situated on a bay or at the mouth of a river.

The first yacht club was founded in Cork, Ireland, in 1720. The first yacht club in Russia was founded on Lake Onega during the reign of Peter I; similar organizations were established in St. Petersburg and Moscow in the mid-19th century.

In the USSR, yacht clubs organize educational and training activities in sailing. In 1978 there were more than 120 yacht clubs, attached to such organizations as physical education groups and sports societies.

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