lay days


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lay days

pl n
1. (Commerce) commerce the number of days permitted for the loading or unloading of a ship without payment of demurrage
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical the time during which a ship is kept from sailing because of loading, bad weather, etc
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Tenders are invited for chartering one Self-trimming Handymax/Supramax Geared Bulk carrier in the lay days 25.
It does feel quite strange to do one race and normally at our 49er World Championships you don't have lay days so it was quite a novelty for us potentially having one.
Billed as the only sailing regatta in the world with more lay days than races the event attracted 60 women in a total of 165 participants; a statistic, I suggest, that has not been previously equalled at any sailing regatta anywhere in the world.