Read Ben Hilke's article, from SailNet, "The World of Kite Sailing."
Really, I thought that it was called Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding?
Kiteboarding is a generic term.
Kitesurfing is done in the surf on waves.
Kite Sailing is sailing across a body of water....up wind, downwind and reaching.
Kayakers Kite Sail also!
1. a sheet of canvas or other fabric, spread on rigging to catch the wind and move a ship over water
2. a voyage on such a ship: a relaxing sail across the lake
3. a ship or ships with sails: to travel by sail
4. one of the revolving arms of a windmill
5. set sail to begin a voyage by water
6. under sail
a. under way
b. with sail hoisted
Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006
noun 1. sheet, canvas
Collins Essential Thesaurus 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2005, 2006
1.sail - a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
2. sail - an ocean trip taken for pleasure cruise
3. sail - any structure that resembles a sail
2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
n sail [seil]
1 a sheet of strong cloth spread to catch the wind, by which a ship is driven forward.
2 a journey in a ship a sail in his yacht; a week's sail to the island.
3 an arm of a windmill.
Kernerman English Learner’s Dictionary © 1986-2008 K Dictionaries Ltd and partners.
Middle English, from Old English segl; akin to Old High German segal sail
Date: before 12th century
1 a (1): an extent of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a ship through water (2): the sails of a ship bplural usually sail : a ship equipped with sails
2: an extent of fabric used in propelling a wind-driven vehicle (as an iceboat)
3: something that resembles a sail ; especially : a streamlined conning tower on a submarine
4: a passage by a sailing craft : cruise
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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