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  • Sailing in Anguilla — has a long and deep history, and is one of the defining characteristics of the island. The history of Anguillian sailing is often indistinguishable from the history of the island itself. Sailing craft date back to the Taino and Arawak peoples who …   Wikipedia

  • Sailing on the River Thames — is practised on both the tidal and non tidal reaches of the river. The highest club upstream is at Oxford. The most popular sailing craft used on the Thames are lasers, GP14s, Wayfarers and Enterprises. One sailing boat unique to the Thames is… …   Wikipedia

  • Sailing faster than the wind — Devices that are powered by sails (such as sailboats, iceboats and sand yachts) can sail (that is, advance over the surface) faster than the wind.[1] Such devices cannot do this when sailing dead downwind using simple square sails that are set… …   Wikipedia

  • craft — noun 1) a player with plenty of craft Syn: skill, skillfulness, ability, capability, competence, art, talent, flair, artistry, dexterity, craftsmanship, expertise, proficiency, adroitness, adeptness, deftness, virtuosity …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • craft — noun 1) the historian s craft Syn: activity, occupation, trade, profession, work, line of work, job 2) she used craft and diplomacy Syn: cunning, craftiness, guile, wiliness …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • Sailing — is the art of controlling a sailing vessel. By changing the rigging, rudder and dagger or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat. Mastery of the skill requires… …   Wikipedia

  • Sailing hydrofoil — A sailing hydrofoil or hydrosail is a sailboat with wing like foils mounted under the hull. As the craft increases its speed the hydrofoils lift the hull up and out of the water, greatly reducing wetted area, resulting in decreased drag and… …   Wikipedia

  • Craft (vehicle) — For other uses, see Craft (disambiguation). The word craft since the 17th century has denoted a vehicle or vessel that is used for transportation on the sea, in the air or in space. But it can be applied to fictional vessels such as time craft,… …   Wikipedia

  • sailing — /say ling/, n. 1. the activity of a person or thing that sails. 2. the departure of a ship from port: The cruise line offers sailings every other day. 3. Navig. any of various methods for determining courses and distances by means of charts or… …   Universalium

  • Sailing ballast — Ballast is used in sailboats to provide moment to resist the lateral forces on the sail. Insufficiently ballasted boats will tend to tip, or heel, excessively in high winds. Too much heel may result in the boat capsizing. When sailing vessels… …   Wikipedia

  • craft — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 activity needing skill with your hands ADJECTIVE ▪ skilled ▪ Sheep shearing is a highly skilled craft. ▪ ancient, traditional ▪ country, local …   Collocations dictionary

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