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  • noun nautical A retractable centreboard that slides out to act as a keel

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  • noun a removable centerboard on a small sailboat that can be lowered into the water to serve as a keel


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  • In extreme winds it is necessary on some boards to change the daggerboard or centerboard.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • In extreme winds it is necessary on some boards to change the daggerboard or centerboard.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • They reported that they dragged the long line for a while before finally cutting it, bringing nearly 10 metres on board and suspect there is some minor damage to the daggerboard which may require repair. USA Latest News

  • He may have had a slightly nervous start to his day, discovering when he was rigging up that he had a crack in the top of his supplied daggerboard which was replaced with one which had been repaired, but he finished brimful of confidence and well set for the final stages.

    ISAF News

  • "In the first race, it was a bit tricky - after the start people were not sure about planing with daggerboard, but I believed in going planing and until the end of the first upwind it paid off," recounted Mashiah.

    ISAF News

  • Jon and Ben managed to roll over the top at the start of the run, but overstood the finish and let Andy and Tom through, until a broken daggerboard cost them the race. USA Latest News

  • Green Dragon was the worst affected, suffering a damaged daggerboard when a line sawed into it. USA Latest News

  • It gave the shore crew time to make some serious improvements to the boat including new daggerboard bearings which we hope will improve the underwater hydrodynamics.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Besides some broken sails, they suffered a huge wipe out, breaking a rudder, daggerboard and bowsprit, and shredding their spinnaker in the process. USA Latest News

  • Meanwhile, Tom Braidwood / AUS and Damien Foxall / IRL have been busy fixing other things, including water leaking badly through the glue joining the port daggerboard. USA Latest News


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  • Hey! My dad's sailboat had this. I didn't know there was a word for it.

    September 3, 2009