Boat racing

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Boat racing is a sport in which boats race on water. The boat racing is 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 had.


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]


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