Weather helm

What does "Weather helm" mean?

Today it means: Tendency to steer windward.

If you are fighting the helm to keep the boat in a straight line because it rounds up into the wind then this is called weather helm. Correct it by moving the traveller to leeward or ease the main sheet. If not corrected by that then shorten sail.

See also: Lee helm  and: Traveller 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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