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sail:

see 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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Sail

 

(of a vessel), a flexible panel or sheet of canvas or some other material, used to convert wind energy into propulsion energy. The wind exerts direct pressure when it blows at right angles to the sail or creates aerodynamic lift when the airflow moves along the sail. Sails are distinguished according to shape as square sails, which may be rectangular or in the form of an equilateral trapezoid, and fore-and-aft sails, which may be three-or four-cornered. Canvas sailcloth, synthetic fabrics, stiff matting, and other materials are used to make sails. Fully battened panels are used for the sails on junks. Each sail has its own name according to its position on the vessel. Sails are also used on iceboats.

sail

[sāl]
(naval architecture)
An article made of canvas and rope designed to be spread on spars in such a manner as to utilize the power of the wind in driving a vessel.

Sail

[sāl]
(astronomy)

sail

1. an area of fabric, usually Terylene or nylon (formerly canvas), with fittings for holding it in any suitable position to catch the wind, used for propelling certain kinds of vessels, esp over water
2. a voyage on such a vessel
3. a vessel with sails or such vessels collectively
4. a ship's sails collectively
5. the conning tower of a submarine
6. in sail having the sail set
7. make sail
a. to run up the sail or to run up more sail
b. to begin a voyage
8. set sail
a. to embark on a voyage by ship
b. to hoist sail
9. under sail
a. with sail hoisted
b. under way
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SAIL

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SAIL

(language)

SAIL

(language)
An early system on the Larc computer.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
References in classic literature ?
With our large sails and the healthy breeze romping up the Carquinez Straits, we found that our sailing was what is called "ticklish.
During the day, you'll have the option to go out for a short sail with an experienced sailor, have a look around the club, and find out more about the programs and courses available.
Muscat: Oman Sail kicked off the 2017 Summer Sailing Camp in three sailing schools, Almouj Muscat, Sur and Al Musannah.
Two of the many favourable comments were: "Me and my two boys went out on the sail boat and learned how to sail it.
At Full Sail we believe that brewing is the perfect blend of art and science and this sweep acknowledges the passion and commitment to quality that we bring to every brew with our 27 years of brewing.
Given this background and history The Ministry of Tourism established Oman Sail in 2008, with a vision to use the power of sport as an enabler in the development of the country and its people.
The city has a proud fishing heritage, is famous as a centre for building traditional boats and yachts and has produced a number of high profile sailors who represent Oman internationally, said Issa al Ismaili, Oman Sail director of events.
Sutardjo, Organizing Committee Chairman of Central Level of 2013 Sail Komodo, explained that Sail Komodo 2013 is the fifth event of the Sails since 2009; 2009 Sail Bunaken, 2010 Sail Banda, 2011 Sail Wakatobi-Belitong, 2012 Sail Morotai and 2013 Sail Komodo.
The club are keen to welcome new members and offer Royal Yachting Association sailing courses where anyone can learn how to sail and/or windsurf, taken by fully-qualified instructors.
Butch's business is part of an international group has sail lofts in Hong Kong, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
efforts, the privately funded Planetary Society expects to launch its own sail next year, as does a satellite design team based at the University of Surrey in England.