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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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Firefighters based at Brewood, near Stafford, checked more than a dozen vessels as part of National Boat Safety Week last month.
concerned about motorized boat safety, especially in the upper lake.
The Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 giving the Coast Guard authority to set uniform safety standards for recreational boats doesn't preempt lawsuits under state tort law, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Dec.
As a leading expert in boat and yacht insurance, Travelers recommends the following tips in honor of Boat Safety Week, May 21 - 27.
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.
FIRE crews will be offering free boat safety checks in Warwickshire this week.