Keelboat

A keelboat is technically any sailboat with a keel—as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard. In New Zealand the term keeler is frequently used as a generic alternative - meaning any sailboat with a keel, regardless of size.

ISAF (International Sailing Federation) usage differentiates keelboats (including the 12-meter class) from generally larger yachts, despite overlap in the sizes of boats in the two classes. The Olympic Games uses keelboat to describe keeled boats with up to a three-man crew, as opposed to larger-crewed boats such as the 12-metre class.

In some countries yachts can also be differentiated from keelboats with the addition of a toilet or "head" as the term "keelboat" is in some places understood to mean a sailboat with a keel that is designed purely for recreational/racing purposes, while the term "yacht" describes a sailboat designed for overnight transport.

Other articles related to "keelboat":

David Bradford (lawyer) - The Whiskey Rebellion - Bradford's Legendary Escape
... "The next night Bradford encountered the skipper of a keelboat who was also fleeing the region for his part in the rebellion ... The crew of the keelboat helped to disarm the troops and throw them in the river, pelting them with lumps of coal from the cargo aboard the boat ... As the soggy soldiers sloshed ashore the keelboat headed downriver to freedom." ...
Sailing At The 2008 Summer Paralympics - Results - Medallists
... In the 2-person keelboat event, all three of the medal-winning teams were composed of one man and one woman ... Event Gold Silver Bronze 1-person keelboat 2.4mR Paul Tingley Canada (CAN) Damien Seguin France (FRA) John Ruf United States (USA) 2-person keelboat ...
Sailing At The 2008 Summer Paralympics - Events
... Classification System full details Event Boat Classifications Single-Person Keelboat 2.4mR All sailors are required to have a minimal disability or a higher level of disability as defined in the FCS 2005 ... Two-Person Keelboat SKUD 18 Crew shall include a female and one severely disabled sailor with a 1 point classification ... Three-Person Keelboat Sonar The total Sonar crew points shall not exceed 14 points ...
Access - Sport
... Access 2.3, sailing keelboat Access 303, sailing keelboat Access Liberty, sailing keelboat ...
Sailing At The Summer Paralympics - Paralympic Classes and Disciplines
... Class Gender 2016 ... One Person Keelboat 2.4 m Open - X X - - - One Person Keelboat 2.4 One Design (Norlin Mk3) Open - - - X X X Two ...