Definition of one-design in English:



  • A yacht built from a standard design.

    as modifier ‘one-design racing’
    • ‘Very little speed differential in a tight one-design class like this, allows exceptionally close-fought racing to take place and the fickle wind conditions made the job of building crew tactics just that little bit harder.’
    • ‘These nine clubs qualified to take part in a raffle for a brand new one-design yawl and, for the second year in a row, the host club, Rushbrooke was the winner.’
    • ‘The Optimist dinghy, now the world's largest one-design class with some 200,000 registered at almost 100 national associations world-wide, was designed and built 54 years ago by Clark Mills in Clearwater, Florida.’
    • ‘A good turnout of one-designs were rewarded with close finishing, down to just seconds in some classes.’
    • ‘Currently, 21 classes of boats are recognized by AMYA, from 30-inch, 4.5-pound Victoria one-design models up to huge 1/16-scale 1930s J class boats, nine feet long, 10 feet tall and weighing 100 pounds.’
    • ‘It pits the cream of the world's yachting nations against each other in a one-design race.’
    • ‘The one-design fleets always enjoy tight racing and Tarbert is no different.’
    • ‘It is O'Connell's fourth one-design championship victory this year and adds to his British Melges 24 National Championships, Irish and European 1720 Championships.’
    • ‘She is typically the scratch boat in handicapped catboat races and there are a number of one-design fleets for those who prefer head-to-head competition.’
    • ‘The success of the first ever North Sails Lagoon Regatta was a confirmation that competitive Caribbean sailors want more one-design sailing.’
    • ‘Of the other one-design fleets, the Cork 1720 enjoyed a good blast in the conditions, but also suffered a drop in numbers.’
    • ‘The Etchells, my one-design sailboat, is a labor of love.’
    • ‘With over 60 boats competing, spectacularly close action is eagerly anticipated as the world's largest national one-design powerboat championship comes to town.’
    • ‘The series also goes to Strangford Lough to tell the fascinating story of the 12 Rivers, one of the oldest one-design yachts still racing in the United Kingdom.’
    • ‘The boat used in the course, the Optimist, is the world's most numerous one-design craft, with national associations in more than 80 countries.’
    • ‘The Laser is one of the world's most numerous - and, certainly, one of the most strictly-controlled one-design racing craft.’
    • ‘While I think the J / 105 could be a great daysailer, her strength clearly lies in her appeal as a one-design racer.’
    • ‘It was so on-target as a trainer/racer for kids, in fact, that it just kept on going and growing until today the International Optimist Dinghy is the world's largest one-design sailboat class.’
    • ‘This closely matched one-design class produces very tight racing and with the high speeds and giant spinnakers there is very little margin left for error.’
    • ‘Designing and building one-design sports cars (Circa brand well-known in hill-scrambling world)’