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A canting keel is a form of sailing ballast, suspended from a rigid canting strut beneath the boat, which can be swung to windward of a boat under sail, in order to counteract the heeling force of the sail. [1]

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Alfa Romeo II

Alfa Romeo II (rechristened Black Jack IV) is a maxi yacht designed in 2005 by Reichel/Pugh for yachtsman Neville Crichton.

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Alinghi is the syndicate set up by Ernesto Bertarelli, racing under the colors of the Société Nautique de Genève, to challenge for the America's Cup, as well as other competitions.

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Beagle Channel

Partial aerial view of Beagle Channel. The Chilean Navarino Island is seen in the top-right while the Argentine part of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego is seen at the bottom-left. Beagle Channel is a strait in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the extreme southern tip of South America between Chile and Argentina.

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Cape Horn

Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos) is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, and is located on the small Hornos Island.

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CBTF Technology

CBTF Technology is the patent holder of canting keel technology used in the design of some notable racing yachts in recent years, including Wild Oats XI and Alfa Romeo.

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A centreboard or centerboard (US) is a retractable keel which pivots out of a slot in the hull of a sailboat, known as a centreboard trunk (UK) or centerboard case (US).

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Classe Mini

Classe Mini is a sailing class of boats not longer than racing the Mini Transat.

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A daggerboard is a retractable centreboard used by various sailing craft.

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Foil (fluid mechanics)

A foil is a solid object with a shape such that when placed in a moving fluid at a suitable angle of attack the lift (force generated perpendicular to the fluid flow) is substantially larger than the drag (force generated parallel to the fluid flow).

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Glossary of nautical terms

This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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The IMOCA 60 are a type of monohull sailing yachts administrated by the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA).

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International America's Cup Class

The International Americas Cup Class was a class of racing yacht that was developed for the America's Cup between 1992 and 2007.

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A keelboat is a riverine cargo-capable working boat, or a small- to mid-sized recreational sailing yacht.

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Knot (unit)

The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, exactly 1.852 km/h (approximately 1.15078 mph).

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Maxi yacht

A maxi yacht usually refers to a racing yacht of at least 70 feet (21 m) in length.

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Mike Golding

Mike Golding (born 27 August 1960) is an English yachtsman, born in Great Yarmouth and educated at Reading Blue Coat School.

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Moment (physics)

In physics, a moment is an expression involving the product of a distance and a physical quantity, and in this way it accounts for how the physical quantity is located or arranged.

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Port and starboard

Port and starboard are nautical and aeronautical terms for left and right, respectively.

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Reichel/Pugh is a yacht design company based in San Diego, California, USA.

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Sailing ballast

Ballast is used in sailboats to provide moment to resist the lateral forces on the sail.

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Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or the Austral Ocean, comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60° S latitude and encircling Antarctica.

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Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina.

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Velux 5 Oceans Race

The Velux 5 Oceans Race is a round-the-world single-handed yacht race, sailed in stages, managed by Clipper Ventures Plc since 2000.

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Volvo Ocean 65

The Volvo Ocean 65 is a class of monohull racing yachts.

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Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every three years.

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Volvo Open 70

The Volvo Open 70 (sometimes referred to as a Volvo Ocean 70) is the former class of racing yachts designed for the Volvo Ocean Race.

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Windward and leeward

Windward is the direction upwind from the point of reference, alternatively the direction from which the wind is coming.

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2007 America's Cup

The 2007 America's Cup was the thirty-second challenge for the America's Cup and was won by Alinghi in the 7th race.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canting_keel

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