Dutch translation: lij(zijde)

English term or phrase:leeward
Dutch translation:lij(zijde)

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18:54 Apr 29, 2009
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Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase: leeward
Definition from seadercraft.com:
The direction the wind is going, downwind. Opposite side of windward.

Example sentence(s):
  • The general rules, then, for turning a ship are these: to bring her head to the wind, put the helm to leeward, and bring the wind to act as much as possible on the after sails, and as little as possible on the head sails John Holden
  • A crop of waterspouts, with their attendant whirlwinds, appeared right in her course, and she was compelled to take in sail and run away to leeward. Ship Modelers Association
  • If the two sailboats are on the same tack then the windward boat must give way to the leeward boat. scandinaviancentre.org
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lijzijde; beschutte zijde, kant waarheen de wind waait (Van Dale E-N)
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Definition from own experience or research:
lijzijde; beschutte zijde, kant waarheen de wind waait (Van Dale E-N)

Example sentence(s):
  • Lijzijde of lij is de zijde van een voorwerp (bijvoorbeeld een gebergte) dat in de luwte van de wind ligt (tegenovergesteld aan loefzijde). In de scheepvaart wordt de lijzijde wordt ook wel de lage kant genoemd, aangezien een schip overhelt onder de winddruk naar lijzijde. - Wikipedia  
  • Natuurlijk kan het gebeuren dat je in je zeilboot een andere zeilboot tegenkomt. Dan zijn er twee mogelijkheden: Beide boten hebben het zeil aan dezelfde kant (beide SB of BB) staan: ze varen over dezelfde boeg. In dit geval moet het schip dat het andere schip aan lij van zich ziet uitwijken. Dus: loef wijkt voor lij of wie minder scherp vaart wijkt. - Zeilcursus  
Erica Magielse
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  -> Dank je wel.

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  -> Dank je, Desi.
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