Yachting is the activity of sailing in a yacht. In the original sense a yacht was a light and fast type of sailing vessel. In modern terms however the name as become applicable to several types of sailing and power boats. The common factor for all of the boats covered by the term is that they are used primarily for pleasure not work or sport.
Yacht comes from a Dutch word jacht meaning 'a hunt'. It was a fast sailing boat that patrolled the seas 'hunting' pirates.
A "clipper" was the name given to a very fast, yacht like sailing ship with three masts and a square rig which was in use during the middle third of the 19th century.
caravel is the name of this vessel
The coal powered Russian battleships during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905 were doing 8 knots due to fouling on their hulls (they had just completed sailing over 18,000 miles); their opposition was doing close to 15 knots (they had clean hulls).
A Clipper was the fastest of all sailing ships.For a sailing ships to be faster draught of that ship must be low.Other fast-sailing ships are:CarrackCaravelSloopSchoonerBrigBrigandineBarque
Charles II of England used a light, fast sailing vesel to carry him to Britain from Holland for his restoration, and the term "yacht" came to be used to describe a vessel used to convey important persons.
sailer of a light fast vessel
maybe 3400milkes per hour?