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Boat racing

Boat racing is a sport in which boats race on water. The boat racing is powered by oars is recorded as having occurred in ancient Egypt,[1] and it is likely that people have engaged in races involving watercraft for as long as such vehicles had.


  • Types 1
    • Man-powered boat racing 1.1
    • Sail-powered boat racing 1.2
    • Motorboat racing 1.3
  • Kinds of race formats 2
  • Notable boat races 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


There are as many types of boat racing as there are boats.

Man-powered boat racing

Sail-powered boat racing

  • Team racing, also known as teams racing, is a popular form of yacht racing
  • Yacht racing, the sport of competitive yachting

Motorboat racing

Kinds of race formats

Notable boat races

See also


  1. ^ Evžen Strouhal, Life of the ancient Egyptians (1992), p. 46.
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