dévents

English translation: failing wind, wind shut-off, or calm zones

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French term or phrase:dévents
English translation:failing wind, wind shut-off, or calm zones
Entered by: Drmanu49

17:48 Nov 17, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / sailing
French term or phrase: dévents
« Au début, c’est du sud un peu mou » explique Alex Pella, 12e à la première étape (Generalitat Valenciana). « Après l’alizé s’établit lentement à partir du 7 ou du 8. Ensuite, il faut négocier le passage des Canaries et cela va aller assez vite vers le Cap-Vert. Aux Canaries, je pense qu’il y aura déjà des écarts et pour les gens comme moi, qui ont du retard à rattraper, c’est intéressant ! Il faut voir également si le vent va rentrer par derrière ou par l’est. Le positionnement dépendra aussi de cela. Mais les Canaries sont des îles très hautes et il faudra se méfier des **dévents** ».
Steve Melling
France
Local time: 14:54
failing wind, wind shut-off, or calm zones
Explanation:
The Jericho Sailing Centre is modeled, not after a yacht club, ... than you care to paddle back if you or your equipment should fail or the wind shuts off. ...
www.jsca.bc.ca/ - 21k

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Note added at 29 mins (2008-11-17 18:18:06 GMT)
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or simply calms as suggested by Michael.
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Drmanu49
France
Local time: 14:54
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Thank you.
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4 +2failing wind, wind shut-off, or calm zones
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failing wind, wind shut-off, or calm zones


Explanation:
The Jericho Sailing Centre is modeled, not after a yacht club, ... than you care to paddle back if you or your equipment should fail or the wind shuts off. ...
www.jsca.bc.ca/ - 21k

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Note added at 29 mins (2008-11-17 18:18:06 GMT)
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or simply calms as suggested by Michael.

Drmanu49
France
Local time: 14:54
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 62
Grading comment
Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michael GREEN: Or simply "calms"
22 mins
  -> Thank you Michael, yes again!

agree  xxxJane Elliott: I agree with Michael. Possibly also"lulls".
50 mins
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