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

  • With only a vestigial keel, she relies on a retractable centerboard to keep her steady in the water.
  • 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.
  • Observers were impressed with the seamanship, even though such homestretch finesse was no longer necessarythe broad-beamed little centerboard yawl had won the Newport-to-Bermuda .
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  • 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.
    June 9, 2013 - The Standard-Times

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