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dinghy

any small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor

dinghy

[′diŋ·ē]
(naval architecture)
A boat, less than 20 feet (6 meters) long, propelled by oars or sails, that may be used as a tender to a ship or yacht.

dinghy

An inflatable rubber boat carried in aircraft for use when an aircraft must be ditched. Small dinghies are packed in the form of a cushion on a seat-pack parachute, and large dinghies are stowed in the aircraft, usually near escape hatches.
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A member of The Dinghy Cruising Association Tony Nield denied banning dinghies was the answer.
The station's open day yesterday was held without the presence of the inshore boat for long periods which was in constant use bringing swimmers and dinghies to shore.
Dave Massey, from Moelfre RNLI, said: "How many more times do we have to warn people about the dangers of using inflatable dinghies and rings?
The RNLI is running a Beachwise campaign at the moment in a bid to make families and children more aware of the dangers of these rubber dinghies at the seaside.
They did so after being inundated with calls within a few hours along the North Wales coast, in which breezes were causing the dinghies to drift offshore, causing panic for children in them.
The dinghies, one containing two young sisters, had all been swept out to sea off Benllech beach in winds of up to 20 knots.
Mike Green, Coastguard spokesman, said: "We always get an increase in children playing in dinghies between May and August.
In mid-afternoon, people in two dinghies drifted offshore and were brought back by the lifeboat crew - who were called out again at 5.
Today mercy crews pleaded with people not to sail on the sea in small dinghies.
The other young sailors were following in three other dinghies.
Fourteen SB3 Laser sailing dinghies on passage from Abersoch to Pwllheli were unable to enter the harbour.
Seaside visitors are being urged to ensure drifting dinghies don't spark costly and time-consuming lifeboat call-outs.