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weather helm Line breaks: wea¦ther helm

Definition of weather helm in English:


[mass noun] Nautical
A tendency in a sailing ship to head into the wind if the tiller is released: the shape of this hull will generate substantial weather helm
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  • 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.
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