Definition of yachting in English:

yachting

noun

  • [mass noun] The sport or pastime of racing or sailing in yachts.

    • ‘Ron Sparks, managing director of QBE Insurance, a consistent sponsor of yachting and regattas for many years, could be regarded as representative of the legion of supporters.’
    • ‘International class equestrian and yachting are expensive sports to compete in at the top, and not exactly third world sports.’
    • ‘Murphy says those opposed to the race need to look at the bigger picture, with the event putting New Zealand on the map for something other than rugby or yachting.’
    • ‘How many people actually care about Olympic archery or yachting?’
    • ‘‘Traditionally, yachting has been perceived as a pursuit of the rich and famous, particularly sailing in places such as the Caribbean,’ said Alexander.’
    • ‘And, the growing popularity of yachting as a leisure pursuit was acknowledged by the National Lottery who gave the Yacht Club 25,000 euro for training courses in sailing.’
    • ‘There is a good era coming up; the whole scene of British yachting is looking good.’
    • ‘The various national reports all tried to estimate the contribution of yachting to their respective economies.’
    • ‘Mander was one of a few yachtsmen who realised that yachting could not become a New Zealand Olympic sport unless a national organisation was formed.’
    • ‘Once the home of John Grey, one of the great names in Irish yachting, this Victorian mid-terrace property is now owned by the artist Desmond McCarthy.’
    • ‘If yachting was the focus of social life during the daytime, at night bronzed shoulders rubbed together in the villas and mansions of various tycoons and princes.’
    • ‘Before the Second World War, yachting was a genteel, sometimes eccentric pastime infrequently practiced in the islands.’
    • ‘There were no nominations in bodybuilding, bridge, golf, rugby, tennis, volleyball or yachting.’
    • ‘Mr Scott, 29, who has qualifications in mountaineering, canoeing, mountain biking and yachting, was delighted by his new role.’
    • ‘For a glimpse of the work of some of the people behind the scenes in the yachting world I spoke to Ray Harrison who has served the sport of yachting in many roles, most notably as an International Yachting Judge.’
    • ‘Plans are underway for establishing a training school here, since yachting is becoming bigger and bigger, said Lawrence.’
    • ‘Never has so much sound and not so sound money been poured down the drink in the name of sport and the business of yachting.’
    • ‘The trip, on the Sunsail Sunfast 37 yacht, took in views of famous war ships such as HMS Victory before settling at Cowes, the home of yachting.’
    • ‘Services provided by the Academy include sport specific development programs in canoe slalom, lawn bowling, netball, soccer, softball, squash, rugby union, triathlon and yachting.’
    • ‘Whatever you want to do on your vacation, however tranquil or busy you want to make it, yachting has the answer.’

Pronunciation:

yachting

/ˈjɒtɪŋ/