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Word: dinghy

Definition: small boat (often ship's boat)


Sentences Containing 'dinghy'

According to Stearns, the Grahams disappeared sometime between August 28 and August 30, 1974, and the young couple found the Grahams' Zodiac dinghy upside down.
After a perilous trip in the dinghy the crew landed safely, but after a short time the storm increased and their ship was driven ashore where the surf quickly broke it up.
After the Second World War the club grew in popularity and became very influential in dinghy design and racing.
Although successful in the dinghy classes, he is an established ocean-racing yachtsman.
Dinghy racing takes place most weekends throughout the year and some evenings during the summer.
During patrols on the beach and cliffs of Forvie, a dinghy was found and this sparked a search for a spy that had been landed by submarine.
Examples include the Moth (dinghy), the A Class Catamaran, and the boats used in the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, and Barcelona World Race.
Here are just a few examples: In a lightweight racing dinghy like a Thistle, the hull should be kept level, on its designed water line for best performance in all conditions.
However, there are inexpensive ways to get involved in sailboat racing, such as at community sailing clubs, classes offered by local recreation organizations and in some inexpensive dinghy and small catamaran classes.
In addition to sailing at Hammersmith, there are regular events against other dinghy clubs on the Thames and clubs further afield.
In some areas it is less popular than the Byte dinghy, a very similar class also designed as a youth single-handed racing trainer, but the interchangeability of the rigs of the Laser series has always made them popular.
It is popular among youth sailors graduating from the Optimist sailing dinghy, and many 4.7 sailors graduate to the Laser Radial as they progress their sailing abilities.
It was believed he fled on foot after leaving the dinghy at the loading dock near the Ilikai Hotel.
Its activities include Dinghy sailing and racing on the river, and yachting in the Solent and further afield, as well as an active social side including 'Club Nights' every Tuesday evening.
More commonly today "pram" refers to a small utility dinghy with a transom bow rather than a pointed bow.
One of the most common dinghy hulls in the world is the Laser hull.
Raising the dinghy centreboard can reduce heeling by allowing more leeway.
Renata confesses that she killed Wendell, dumped his body at sea and then set the "Lord" adrift, making her way back to shore in her own dinghy.
Sailboat racing ranges from single person dinghy racing to large boats with 10 or 20 crew and from small boats costing a few thousand dollars to multi-million dollar America's Cup or Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race campaigns.
Stearns was arrested in the lower level of the Hawaii Yacht Club for the theft of the "Sea Wind", but Walker was able to escape and avoid capture by using a motorized dinghy to race up the "400 row" of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.
The book describes a voyage that starts off as a trip from North Shropshire to the coast in a small (3.3m long) dinghy.
The club continues to grow and is experiencing resurgence in river dinghy sailing.
The club has long associations with Uffa Fox and Jack Holt, designers and builders of famous dinghy classes (Fireflies, Enterprises, GP 14's, etc.).
The Corsair is a class of sixteen foot three handed sailing dinghy.
The Laser 4.7 is a one-design dinghy class in the Laser series and is a one-design class of sailboat.
The Mark is a single-hander class of small sailing dinghy.
The team has won the National High School Team Racing Championship (the "Baker Trophy") seven times since the event's founding in 1989 (1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2007 and 2011), and has won the National High School Dinghy Championship (the "Mallory Trophy") six times since the event's founding in 1930 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1986).
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow is a 2009 book written and illustrated by A. J. MacKinnon about the author's travel from North Shropshire to the Black Sea in a small Mirror dinghy.
This can only be done if the vessel is designed for this, as in dinghy sailing.
This race is held in the 12’ Dinghy, an Olympic class in 1920 and 1928.
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