I'm not sure if this definition should be on its own or included under Dinghy_sailing. I'll leave that decision up so someone else.
Take a minute to read the comments at Talk:Sailing#Re-write effort -- non how-to et seq. Some of us are working on re-organizing the sailing-related articles. See if you agree with our approach and give us some help. Mrees1997 20:51, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
It is "Day Sailer"
There's a distinction to be made here. The "Day Sailer" is a specific boat design - created in the late 50's by George O'Day and Uffa Fox. Search under "Day Sailer (Dinghy)" It's spelled with an 'e', not an 'o', which is a common mistake, even by those who own those boats.
'Daysailer' is a generic term, referring to any boat not designed to sail more than overnight or intended to only go out during the daytime. Onecould argue that a sailor is the person using the boat, and a sailer is the boat... not a very common distinction.
- I think having two articles is better. We have daysailes here too, although I do not think we have the Day Sailer. I tried to lessen the confusion. The etymology is worth describing, if it is correct (no source, though). There is now too much text about that, compared to all the article, but I think that could be balanced by writing more. There certainly is more to write. --LPfi (talk) 10:20, 17 January 2011 (UTC)