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Air conditioning (often referred to as AC, A/C, or air con) is the process of removing heat and moisture from the interior of an occupied space, to improve the comfort of occupants.
An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current.
Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.
An autopilot is a system used to control the trajectory of an aircraft without constant 'hands-on' control by a human operator being required.
The Newport Bermuda Race, widely known as the Bermuda Race is a 635 nautical miles (1175 km) sailing yacht race from Newport, Rhode Island to the island of Bermuda sailed in even-numbered years.
A Bermuda rig, Bermudian rig, or Marconi rig is a configuration of mast and rigging for a type of sailboat and is the typical configuration for most modern sailboats.
A cabin cruiser is a type of power boat that provides accommodation for its crew and passengers inside the structure of the craft.
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, carbon composite or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.
In economics, cargo or freight are goods or produce being conveyed – generally for commercial gain – by water, air or land.
A catamaran (informally, a "cat") is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size.
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).
Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was king of England, Scotland and Ireland.
A civil ensign is an ensign used by civilian vessels to denote their nationality.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a sailing race around the world in 8 legs, with trained amateur crew members.
A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, when the voyage itself, the ship's amenities, and sometimes the different destinations along the way (i.e., ports of call), are part of the experience.
The term cruiser yacht refers to sailing or motor yachts that were built for long distance sailing and offer enough comfort and space to live on the boat permanently.
Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting tariffs and for controlling the flow of goods, including animals, transports, personal, and hazardous items, into and out of a country.
A cutter is typically a small, but in some cases a medium-sized, watercraft designed for speed rather than for capacity.
A daggerboard is a retractable centreboard used by various sailing craft.
Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.
A dinghy (or dingey) is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use as a lifeboat by a larger vessel.
The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.
Echo sounding is a type of sonar used to determine the depth of water by transmitting sound pulses into water.
An electric light is a device that produces visible light from electric current.
Electricity generation is the process of generating electric power from sources of primary energy.
The ensign of the United States refers to the flag of the United States when worn as an ensign (a type of maritime flag identifying nationality, usually flown from the stern of a ship or boat, or from an installation or facility of the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard or the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration ashore).
Epoxy is either any of the basic components or the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxide functional group.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Ferrocement or ferro-cement (also called thin-shell concrete or ferro-concrete) is a system of reinforced mortar or plaster (lime or cement, sand and water) applied over layer of metal mesh, woven expanded-metal or metal-fibers and closely spaced thin steel rods such as rebar.
Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.
A foresail is one of a few different types of sail set on the foremost mast (foremast) of a sailing vessel.
Foul is a nautical term meaning to entangle or entwine, and more generally that something is wrong or difficult.
Gaff rig is a sailing rig (configuration of sails, mast and stays) in which the sail is four-cornered, fore-and-aft rigged, controlled at its peak and, usually, its entire head by a spar (pole) called the gaff.
Gasoline (American English), or petrol (British English), is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.
A genoa sail is a type of large jib or staysail that extends past the mast and so overlaps the main sail when viewed from the side, sometimes eliminating it.
The Global Challenge (not to be confused with Global Challenge Award) was a round the world yacht race run by Challenge Business, the company started by Sir Chay Blyth in 1989.
The Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force.
The head (or heads) is a ship's toilet.
Ice yachting is the sport of sailing and racing iceboats, also called ice yachts.
An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.
The International One Design (IOD, International) is a class of sail boat developed for yacht racing.
A jib is a triangular sail that sets ahead of the foremast of a sailing vessel.
The junk rig, also known as the Chinese lugsail or sampan rig, is a type of sail rig in which rigid members, called battens, span the full width of the sail and extend the sail forward of the mast.
On boats and ships, the keel is either of two parts: a structural element that sometimes resembles a fin and protrudes below a boat along the central line, or a hydrodynamic element.
A ketch is a two-masted sailing craft whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast).
The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, exactly 1.852 km/h (approximately 1.15078 mph).
Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.
The following is a list of Dinghy classes designed before 1960.
The following is a list of established day keelboat classes designed before 1970.
This article lists active sailing yachts in excess of 110ft in sparred length.
This is a list of the world's longest motor luxury yachts, with a length of 75 meters (≈250 feet) and up.
This is a list of notable sailboat designers and manufacturers, which are described by an article in English Wikipedia.
The Low Countries or, in the geographic sense of the term, the Netherlands (de Lage Landen or de Nederlanden, les Pays Bas) is a coastal region in northwestern Europe, consisting especially of the Netherlands and Belgium, and the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt, and Ems rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level.
A Luxury yacht (also super-yacht, large yacht and mega-yacht) is a very expensive, privately owned, professionally crewed sailing or motor yacht.
A luxury yacht tender is a vessel used for servicing and providing support and entertainment to a private or charter luxury yacht.
A mainsail is a sail located behind the main mast of a sailing vessel.
A marina (from Spanish, Portuguese and Italian: marina, "coast" or "shore") is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats.
Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.
Mini Transat 6.50 also known as Transat 650 is a solo transatlantic yacht race, and associated Classe Mini class, that (typically) starts in France and ends in Brazil covering over 4,000 miles with a stop in the Madeira or the Canary Islands.
Model yachting is the pastime of building and racing model yachts.
right A monohull is a type of boat having only one hull, unlike multihulled boats which can have two or more individual hulls connected to one another.
A motorboat, speedboat, or powerboat is a boat which is powered by an engine.
A multihull is a ship, vessel, craft or boat with more than one hull.
Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
Ochroma is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae, containing the sole species Ochroma pyramidale, commonly known as the balsa tree.
An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products.
The Olympic sailing classes have been used in the sport of Sailing/Yachting during the Olympic Summer Games since 1896.
Plywood is a sheet material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.
A pocket cruiser, microcruiser, trailer sailer or pocket yacht is a small lightweight sailboat with a cabin, designed for recreational cruising.
Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.
Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.
A rechargeable battery, storage battery, secondary cell, or accumulator is a type of electrical battery which can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Recreational fishing, also called sport fishing, is fishing for pleasure or competition.
Rostock is a city in the north German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine, “Royal Navy”) is the navy of the Netherlands.
A sail plan is a set of drawings, usually prepared by a naval architect which shows the various combinations of sail proposed for a sailing ship.
A sailboat or sailing boat is a boat propelled partly or entirely by sails smaller than a sailing ship.
A sailing yacht (US ship prefix SY or S/Y) is a leisure craft that uses sails as its primary means of propulsion.
A schooner is a type of sailing vessel with fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts.
Smuggling is the illegal transportation of objects, substances, information or people, such as out of a house or buildings, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations.
A spinnaker is a sail designed specifically for sailing off the wind from a reaching course to a downwind, i.e. with the wind 90°–180° off bow.
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is an annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney, New South Wales on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart, Tasmania.
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of Earth.
A trailer sailer is a sailing boat that has been designed to be easily transported using a road trailer.
A trimaran (or double-outrigger) is a multihull boat that comprises a main hull and two smaller outrigger hulls (or "floats") which are attached to the main hull with lateral beams.
The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every three years.
Watercraft or marine vessel are water-borne vehicles including ships, boats, hovercraft and submarines.
In woodworking, veneer refers to thin slices of wood, usually thinner than 3 mm (1/8 inch), that typically are glued onto core panels (typically, wood, particle board or medium-density fiberboard) to produce flat panels such as doors, tops and panels for cabinets, parquet floors and parts of furniture.
World Sailing (WS) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
A yacht broker is a specialist who serves yacht or boat sellers and/or buyers as a representative for the sale or purchase of a yacht or boat.
Yacht chartering is the practice of renting, or chartering, a sailboat or motor yacht and travelling to various coastal or island destinations.
Yacht transport is the shipping of a yacht to a destination instead of sailing or motoring it.
Yachting refers to the use of recreational boats and ships called yachts for sporting purposes.
A yawl is a two-masted sailing craft whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast).