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20:31 Feb 16, 2009
English to Romanian translations [PRO]
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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sub vant

Definition from own experience or research:
In aceeasi directie cu vantul.

Example sentence(s):
  • Propunerea mea este ca pentru inceput sa exersezi intoarcerile in vant si sub vant pana le faci cu cea mai mare lejeritate . - www.windsurfing1.ro  
  • Din placa se vireaza sub vant, prin impingerea in piciorul din fata, iar inspre vant impingand in piciorul din spatele placii. Din vela virezi sub vant aplecand vela in fata si slabind coltul, iar in vant urci lasand vela spre spate si strangand coltul ei. - www.xtrem.ro  
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