Definition of weather helm in English:
A tendency in a sailing ship to head into the wind if the tiller is released.
- Other than developing considerable weather helm as she heels, she doesn't have any particularly disturbing characteristics under sail.
- The swing centerboard models built after 89 can reduce weather helm by pulling up the board a little.
- Sailboats are usually designed to have a slight amount of weather helm under normal conditions.
Definition of weather helm in:
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