Boat racing

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Boat racing is the racing of boats on water. The racing of boats powered by oars is recorded as having occurred in ancient Egypt,[1] and it is likely that people have engaged in races involving watercraft for as long as such vehicles have existed.

Types[edit]

There are as many types of boat racing as there are boats.

Man-powered boat racing[edit]

Sail-powered boat racing[edit]

  • Team racing, also known as teams racing, is a popular form of yacht racing
  • Yacht racing, the sport of competitive yachting

Motorboat racing[edit]

Kinds of race formats[edit]

Notable boat races[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evžen Strouhal, Life of the ancient Egyptians (1992), p. 46.