from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, an evolution of a sailing vessel performed without bracing or altering the sails, by which distance to windward is gained without going about on the other tack, the helm being put up before the vessel quite loses her headway, so that the sails are filled again on the same tack as before.


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  • B&B at La Rocca dei Capperi (+39 320 0419717, costs €40pp, and doubles at Dino Agate's Baglio Vajarassa (+39 0923 968628, cost €75 including breakfast; half-board is €60pp

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  • • From £2,675pp for seven nights with Seasons 01244 202 000,, including flights, half-board accommodation and five days of coaching.

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  • Le Relais de Chenonceaux +33 2 4723 9811,, close to the chateau, has double rooms from €52, half-board from €92.

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  • • Pensione Tranchina +39 0924 541099, offers half-board from €55pp per nightLiz Boulter, travel writer

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  • Term time in Sicily and not only were hotel rooms almost half the summer price, half-board was sometimes thrown in.

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  • • We stayed in the cool of the hills, at Li Licci (+39 079 665114,, from €45pp per night B&B or €65 half-board (children aged 4-12 sleeping in the same room as parents receive a 50% discount).

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  • Eight days from £529 per adult, £349 per child (£539 for 24 July) including flights from Gatwick to Marseille, half-board, and activities.

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  • Its turquoise water is beautiful to behold ... but don't just stand and stare, that's boring, instead jump in and try kayaking, canyoning, whitewater rafting on a mixed activity holiday for families that also includes guided walks, mountain biking and half-board hotel accommodation.

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  • Price for two adults, two children, half-board sharing a family room is £1,928 for 14 nights, not including flights. 020 7289 6958, chillypowder. com; activity pass at morzine. com/multipass/index_en. html

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  • Guests stay on a half-board basis, with a set three-course dinner cooked each night by Bella Miller, who bought Lerags House with husband Charlie, a former racing yacht sail-maker, in 2001.

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