(redirected from Regattas)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


see 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
; 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a large-scale, usually traditional sailing or rowing competition consisting of a series of races for various classes of boats. Sometimes the term “regatta” is used to designate motor-boat competitions.

One of the first famous regattas was the Venetian gondoliers’ regatta, which was held in 1740. Since the mid-19th century sailing and rowing regattas have been held in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Belgium; since the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th they have also been held in the Scandinavian countries, Russia, the USA, Canada, Latin America, and elsewhere. The Henley Royal Regatta for college rowing and the Kiel sailing regatta have gained world renown. The Henley Royal Regatta has been held since 1839 on the Thames River at the town of Henley, near London. The Kiel sailing regatta has been held since 1897 in Kiel Bay in the Baltic Sea, Germany, now in the FRG.

The following sailing regattas are held annually in the USSR: the Volga, which has been held since 1937 on the Volga River at Saratov, Kuibyshev, Gorky, and other cities; the Baltic, held since 1945 in the Gulf of Riga and the Gulf of Finland; and the Black Sea, held since 1946 at Sevastopol’, Odessa, and Yalta. The Great Moscow, held since 1961, and the Amber Oars, held since 1965 at Trakai, in the Lithuanian SSR, are annual rowing regattas.

The term “regatta” is also used to designate the sailing competitions that are included in the program of the Olympic Games and the meets that precede these competitions.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


an organized series of races of yachts, rowing boats, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


A high-end Unix-based pSeries server from IBM. Introduced in 2001, the model p690 brought self healing and partitioning to the pSeries (RS/6000). It also inaugurated IBM's POWER4 chip known as "Spinnaker," which contained two 1 GHz processors. The copper-based silicon on insulator (SOI) POWER4 chips provided increased performance with less power than previous POWER chips.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Students from Aston University's Business School joined people from around the world to compete in the Cranfield MBA Regatta.
Whilst each of the five regattas stand alone as an individual event, winning the circuit requires the best score from all events.
Regatta dates: June 1: Royal Mersey YC; June 2: Liverpool YC; June 9: Wallasey YC; June 10: West Cheshire SC; June 16: Hoylake SC; June 30: West Kirby SC; July 1: Dee SC.
Regatta committee member Mark Griffiths, 39, has called insurance brokers across the UK to try to salvage the August 8 fixture.
Cardiff Harbour Authority and the club's race organiser Jeremy Garside jointly staged a two-day Jubilee Regatta, aimed at all ages and abilities in dinghy and cruiser classes, to mark both events.
AN OIL painting of a Victorian regatta on the Mersey could fetch up to pounds 50,000 when it goes under the hammer.
DURHAM Regatta is set to break records again this year as a bumper entry of crews take to the water this weekend.
The 180th Durham Regatta, dubbed the Henley of the North, saw 600 crews from across the UK take to the waters of the River Wear to enter almost 500 races.
Headquartered at the five-star Cape Panwa Hotel, Raceweek has established itself as a leading boutique regatta and each year attracts sailors and boats from around the world.
The Illusions, mainly helmed by established sailors, also compete on the lake as part of the Regattas. Richard Cornah in Intrepid chalked up a double in the Wallasey/West Cheshire events.