In the lee

What does "In the lee" mean?

Today it means: Away from the wind, downwind.

Ships sides have different names depending on what is being described. When dealing with the wind there is the "windward" and the" leeward" sides. Windward is towards the wind and leeward is away from the wind (downwind). Anything is the sea on the leeward side is "in the lee".

See also: Leeward  and: Leeway 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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