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1. A riverboat with a keel but usually without sails, used for carrying freight.
2. A small sailboat having a fixed, weighted keel rather than a centerboard.


(Nautical Terms) a river boat with a shallow draught and a keel, used for freight and moved by towing, punting, or rowing



a roughly built, shallow freight boat having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.
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Noun1.keelboat - river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing
river boat - a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
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After witnessing Filipino sailors make waves in keelboat racing, the FarEast 28R class will be the center of attraction in the sailing competition of the 2019 Philippine Southeast Asian Games.
Summary: Event now part of the Asian Keelboat Championship
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Seeing the president and the first lady was "right up there with walking into the opening ceremony right behind the flag-bearer," said Hugh Freund, the 28-year-old silver medalist in the keelboat sailing event in the Paralympics, People magazine (http://www.
He will compete as the skipper of a 3-person keelboat in the Sonar sailboat event a remarkable 40 years after competing in the discus in 1976.
It hosts dinghy events of national and international standard, while the facilities also cater for keelboat events, yachting regattas and other water sports activities.
Keelboat Lodge in Hendon is the latest extra-care housing scheme delivered in partnership between Sunderland City Council and Housing and Care 21.
The crew will return to Muscat this week to train on the MOD70 before heading back to France to compete in the Normandy Sailing Week onboard the Archambault M34 keelboat.
The races taking place over the course of the two-day regatta are as follows: * Multihull Fleet (Hobies) * Dinghy Fleet * Keelboat Fleet -- Fast Fleet * Keelboat Fleet -- Slow fleet * Youth fleet -- Under 18sFor information on how to register for the races, contact 1770067 or email info@thebahrainyachtclub.
It is an epic adventure through the breathtakingly beautiful Arabic waters," said Heemskerk who learnt to sail as a ten year old in Optimist dinghies and has since become an accomplished multiA[degrees]hull and keelboat sailor.
He finished ahead of runner-up Ed Notley, also on a Laser Pico, while Patrick Beckett was third on his keelboat Trojan.