centerboard centerboard

Definition(s):

  • (n) a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward

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Usage(s):

  1. With only a vestigial keel, she relies on a retractable centerboard to keep her steady in the water.
  2. Navigating with just the kind of seamanlike skill his grey-hulled, centerboard yawl Finisterre deserved, Skipper Carleton Mitchell logged a corrected time of 28 hr.
  3. Korchnoi made questionable exchanges at moves 10 and 12, allowing Karpov to execute a centerboard attack on the 24th move.

News

  • Veneri: Marion Bermuda is Friday

    Thirty-five years ago, the first Marion Bermuda Race began from Centerboard Shoals headed for St. David's Light off Bermuda, 645 miles away.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

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