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The International Nine Metre Class is a construction class, meaning that the boats are not identical but are all designed to meet specific measurement formula, in this case International Rule. [1]

10 relations: Beam (nautical), Boat, Chain girth, Freeboard (nautical), International rule (sailing), Olympic Games, Sail, Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics, Waterline, Yacht racing.

The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.

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A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water.

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Chain girth is a measurement of a yacht hull.

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In sailing and boating, a vessel's freeboard is the distance from the waterline to the upper deck level, measured at the lowest point of sheer where water can enter the boat or ship.

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The International rule, also known as the Metre rule, was created for the measuring and rating of yachts to allow different designs of yacht to race together under a handicap system.

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The modern Olympic Games (Jeux olympiques) are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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A sail is a catchment device designed to receive and redirect a force upon a generous surface area.

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Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece).

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The waterline is the line where the hull of a ship meets the surface of the water, in concept or reality.

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Yacht racing is a form of sport involving yachts and larger sailboats, as distinguished from dinghy racing.

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9 Metre (keelboat).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_Metre

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