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see canoeingcanoeing,
sport of propelling a canoe through water. John MacGregor, an English barrister and founder of the Royal Canoe Club (est. 1865), is generally credited with being the initiator of modern sport canoeing.
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; iceboatingiceboating,
sport of sailing a specially prepared boat equipped with runners over ice. The first iceboats were probably sailed by the Dutch during the 18th cent., although the Finns and Sami (Lapps) may have built similar vehicles at a much earlier date. During the 19th cent.
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; motorboatingmotorboating,
sport of navigating a motor-powered vessel on the water. It is done on either fresh- or saltwater and may be competitive or recreational. The first successful motorboat traveled (1887) a few yards on the Seine River in Paris.
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; rowingrowing,
the art of propelling a boat by means of oars operated by hand. Boats propelled by oars (e.g., the galley) were used in ancient times for both war and commerce. Rowing is now generally used only for propelling small boats or for sport.
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; and sailingsailing,
as a sport, the art of navigating a sailboat for recreational or competitive purposes. Racing Classes

There is no single "yacht type" of boat, rather many types that include sloops, yawls, catamarans, and ketches.
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The trial judge granted Brunswick's motion to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds the action was preempted by the Federal Boat Safety Act, and the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the ruling.
151 (1978), which found Washington state's weight limitation of certain vessels was pre-empted by the Coast Guard's failure to do the same, the court declared, "We believe that the Coast Guard's failure to promulgate a propeller guard requirement here equates to a ruling that no such regulation is appropriate" under the policy of the Boat Safety Act.
Brunswick argued that the Boat Safety Act, which provides uniform national safety standards for boat construction and operation, preempts state boating laws that are different from the uniform federal standards.
BOAT SAFETY KITS PROVIDED: The Oregon State Marine Board and the U.
As a leading expert in boat and yacht insurance, Travelers recommends the following tips in honor of Boat Safety Week, May 21 - 27.
Finally boat safety will be strengthened as new habitable multihull craft can no longer invert or must have sufficient buoyancy to remain afloat in the inverted position.
In partnership with the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS), they aim to provide detailed guidelines that include, where to put the alarms and the best way to test and maintain them.
Coast Guard's Web site has several online boat safety courses that are available for free.
10x sit on top kayaks 10x paddles for kayaks 20 helmets, 30 wet suits(mixture of sizes required) 30 buoyancy aids 1x rescue boat - suitable for above and island environment(ridgiflex or higher standard) 1x outboard engine to suit rescue boat safety pack for boat (flares, emergency equipment) walkie talkie system - water proof etc storage container -30/40 ft - this needs to be fitted out with shelving and drying racks to hold everything.
Although boat safety is under the Marine Department s purview, Mr Tsang said Police have a responsibility to support the department in law enforcement, and he also reiterated the ship owner's, and the coxswain s, legal responsibility to ensure the safety of the vessel and the crew on board.