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".
By SailingQuiz November 2019 Category: Sailing Terms
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