Keelboat vs Yngling - What's the difference?

keelboat | yngling |

As nouns the difference between keelboat and yngling

is that keelboat is (sailing) any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard) while yngling is (yngling).



(en noun)
  • (sailing) Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).
  • yngling


    (en noun)
  • A type of two-man keelboat from Norway.
  • * 1994 , Richard Sherwood, A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America , page 108:
  • The Yngling is highly stable, with a beam-to-waterline ratio of .37 and with 50 percent of the weight in ballast.
  • * 2004 , The Engineering of Sport: 5: Volume 1 , published by the International Sports Engineering Association, page 606:
  • [...] of the Yngling was calculated based on the known mass of the boat, including all equipment, and an estimation of the mass of the three female crew members. A triangular surface mesh was constructed on the Yngling geometry, with computational cells clustered and refined in regions of predominant interest and high surface curvature eg keel/rudder leading and trailing edges.
  • * 2008' (or '''2004 August 23?), Ron Pattenden, ''Land on my right: Solo sail round Britain on a Laser ,, ISBN 9781409216537, page 91:
  • And what a terrific performance by our girls in the Yngling . A strange name - do you Yngle it or sail it.
  • * 2009 , Garry Hoyt, Go for the Green: The New Case for Sail and Solar Power , page 35:
  • For example, to insist on the inclusion of female match racing in Ynglings amounts to a foolish fixation on an arcane and visually unexciting aspect of the sport.

    Usage notes

    * This noun is usually capitalized, but is also sometimes written in lowercase, as yngling. (It is not a trademark or brand name, and does not derive from the below proper noun.)

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    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • from Old Norse, especially used of members of the oldest known Scandinavian dynasty, the .