Definition of weather helm in English:

weather helm

Line breaks: wea¦ther helm


[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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