Definition of lee helm in English:

lee helm

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[mass noun] Sailing
  • The tendency of a ship to turn its bow to the leeward side.
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    • This condition is known as lee helm and can be dangerous.
    • With the opposite, lee helm, the yacht would turn to leeward and risk a knockdown or a dangerous accidental jibe.
    • If you flatten the main too much and end up just sailing on the jib the boat will develop lee helm.

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