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daggerboard

(ˈdæɡəˌbɔːd)
n
(Nautical Terms) a light bladelike board inserted into the water through a slot in the keel of a boat to reduce keeling and leeway. Compare centreboard
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Noun1.daggerboard - a removable centerboard on a small sailboat that can be lowered into the water to serve as a keel
centerboard, centreboard, drop keel, sliding keel - a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
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A daggerboard is a kind of foil, a device well known in sailing for using hydrodynamic forces to lift the hull higher in the water to reduce the surface contact area and minimise drag.
We lost one of our crew members to injury, another got sick and we broke our daggerboard in Dublin.
I think the yacht hit something and it broke the daggerboard.
But race organisers last night confirmed he was forced to pull out of the event when his daggerboard broke.
As I glanced behind the boat to see what I had hit I saw part of the rudder and the daggerboard floating away.
Two independently operated rudders are being used with a side-mounted daggerboard to prevent drift.
It was a welcome bounce back for skipper Sidney Gavignet after a difficult day on Friday when Musandam-Oman Sail missed the first race after hitting a rock and having to replace the daggerboard and then clocking fifth places in the next two races in tricky light and patchy conditions.
But race organisers last night confirmed Ross was forced to pull out of the event when his daggerboard broke.
Dublin: Musandam-Oman Sail had a difficult start to the Dublin City Racing yesterday when just before the gun they ran aground and damaged the daggerboard.
The boat hit something in the sea off Plymouth, damaging its hull, daggerboard and rudder.
Jim and Kristy Clark's Comanche took Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours with steering issues and minus her starboard daggerboard and rudder, when the former snapped off and took out the starboard rudder on the way through.