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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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; 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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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.

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an organized series of races of yachts, rowing boats, etc.
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