Definition of regatta in English:


Syllabification: re·gat·ta
Pronunciation: /riˈgätə, riˈgatə


  • A sporting event consisting of a series of boat or yacht races.
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    • Potomac cleanup began in the 1960s and the river has since rebuilt its reputation on first-class events like sailing regattas and bass fishing tournaments.
    • The championship regatta comprised eight races, with the best six results to count.
    • Many marinas are having BBQs, music, raffles, charity fundraisers, beach clean-ups, regattas and boat safety demonstrations.


early 17th century: from Italian (Venetian dialect), literally 'a fight, contest'.

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