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  • n. Plural form of regatta.


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  • We bonded over the summer, and I learned that Bill was a sailor who had already won trophies in races called regattas.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • It was one of those dream regattas where everything went well and I didn't have any bad luck.

    Ben Ainslie ready to battle for right to defend Olympic crown

  • He said Newport likely will get one of the preliminary regattas during the buildup to the 2013 America's Cup.

    America's Cup City Chosen

  • Mr. Egremont grants us glimpses of an austerely gorgeous idyll, of untamed forests and wide Masurian lakes, of a "softly lit horizon . . . and the pale-blue East Prussian sky," of ice-sailing regattas and sleigh rides, of marzipan at Christmas.

    Eastern Reproaches

  • In the crowded waters off the Isle of the Wight, within a fathom of the starting line for one of the world's oldest sailing regattas, the view is one of chaos.

    Sailing in the Eye of the Wind

  • Mathew Barker was busy trading equity derivatives for Barclays in London and Tokyo in the late '90s when the call of the sea lured him into leaving his job to buy and restore the classic yacht the Blue Peter, with a dream of racing it in regattas across the Mediterranean.

    For Fixer-Uppers, It's All Hands on Deck

  • "The thing about classic yachts is that it is a constant process to keep on top of the work—we are always replacing or repairing something," says Mr. Barker, who races the Blue Peter in 12 different regattas each year in the south of France, Italy, Spain, Corsica and Sardinia.

    For Fixer-Uppers, It's All Hands on Deck

  • These join a busy calendar of European sailing regattas that includes the nine-day Kieler Woche in Kiel, Germany, in June, featuring up to 2,000 yachts; Barcolana in Italy, held in October; and Cork Week, a biennial regatta in Ireland that will next run in 2012.

    Sailing in the Eye of the Wind

  • It became an immediate gathering place - in winter, hosting thousands of ice skaters, in summer, model boat regattas and fishing tackle exhibitions.

    Overhaul of the Mall, monuments has begun

  • Two more regattas could be held in 2011, on the Black Sea in Russia and in Greece.

    San Diego seeks pre-America's Cup regatta


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