Leisure has been defined as a quality of experience or as free time. (1)
Free time is time spent away from business, work, job hunting, domestic chores and education. It also excludes time spent on necessary activities such as eating and sleeping. From a research perspective, this approach has the advantages of being quantifiable and comparable over time and place.Leisure as experience usually emphasizes dimensions of perceived freedom and choice. It is done for "its own sake", for the quality of experience and involvement.(1) Other classic definitions include Thorsten Veblen's (1899) of "nonproductive consumption of time." (2) Different disciplines have definitions reflecting their common issues: for example, sociology on social forces and contexts and psychology as mental and emotional states and conditions.
Recreation differs from leisure in that it is purposeful activity that includes the experience of leisure in activity contexts..
The distinction between leisure and unavoidable activities is not a rigidly defined one, e.g. people sometimes do work-oriented tasks for pleasure as well as for long-term utility. A distinction may also be drawn between free time and leisure. For example, Situationist International maintains that free time is illusory and rarely fully "free"; economic and social forces appropriate free time from the individual and sell it back to them as the commodity known as "leisure". Certainly most people's leisure activities are not a completely free choice, and may be constrained by social pressures, e.g. people may be coerced into spending time gardening by the need to keep up with the standard of neighbouring gardens or go to a party to because of social pressures..
Leisure 17 is one of a series of cruisers manufactured by the British shipyard Cobramold Ltd (later renamed in Brinecraft Ltd). The boat is made for offshore sailing.
The Leisure 17 was built between 1965 and 1990. A total of 4500 units were built. It was designed to be a family cruiser. The hull is made from Glass-reinforced plastic. It came in two designs: a double-keel version and a fin-keel version. With both versions the keels are made from cast iron. Since the kim-keel version has a quite low draft (0,65cm), it is popular in tidal waters. From 1980 the Leisure 17 SL came in a new shape including a larger cabin.
The cockpit provides space for up to four persons. A locker is placed between the cockpit and the stern. The stanchions and guard rail make the Leisure 17 look like a much bigger cruiser and provide the ideal fixing point for protective fenders. A small pipe placed at the bow leads to the anchor chain locker.
Most Leisure 17 are equipped with an outboard. A power of 3,68kW already reaches hull speed.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
General (abbreviated GEN) is the second highest rank, and the highest active rank, of the Australian Army and was created as a direct equivalent of the British military rank of general; it is also considered a four-star rank.