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 Translation for 'windward' from English to French
SYNO downwind | windward
géogr.naut.
au vent {adv}
(to) windward
géogr.
Îles {f.pl} du Vent
Windward Islands [also: Islands of Barlovento] [the southern, generally larger islands of the Lesser Antilles]
géogr.naut.
côté {m} au vent
windward side
naut.
côté {m} du vent
windward side
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Usage Examples English
  • Among sailing craft, the windward vessel is normally the more maneuverable.
  • Currently, there are about 10 populations at slightly higher elevations on the windward slopes.
  • In the third race on October 13, 1893, he "Valkyrie II" led the windward leg, but lost a spinnaker at the two-thirds point of the downwind run.
  • This shift is caused by excess pressure on the mainsail, which overpowers the windward lateral resistance generated by the jib (or other head sail) and keel or centerboard.
  • Traditionally the configuration of the triangle is an equilateral triangle (3 equal sides and 3 equal angles of 60 degrees) with a ratio of the windward leg to a reaching leg being 1:1.

  • Sailing on a series of courses that are close to the craft's windward limitation (close-hauled) is called "beating to windward".
  • higher than the surrounding ocean due to an influx of wind-driven waters over the windward ocean reef and the presence of only one narrow reef passage on the leeward side.
  • Seeing a south-westerly gale developing, he had the coal and cargo moved to the windward side of the vessel, to prevent the windward paddle lifting out of the water.
  • Braby barges had square chines which enhanced their windward performance at the expense of off the wind, all the Fay barges were all built to a similar design with rounded chines.
  • When sailing the camakau, they are sailed with the outrigger to windward.

  • The interior Chinook is a föhn wind, a rain shadow wind which results from the subsequent adiabatic warming of air which has dropped most of its moisture on windward slopes (orographic lift).
  • Not all courses are windward-leeward. Variations include triangles, offset marks, gates, and rectangles. Sometimes the finish is to leeward instead of to windward.
  • The drifting and settling of sand behind and in front of such a fence occurs because the wind speed on both the downwind and windward sides is less than that on the far windward side, allowing light materials such as sand to settle.
  • Among the innovative concepts he brought to sailboat racing was the concept of gates instead of a single windward or leeward mark in large regattas.
  • "Windward moist maritime" (MHmm1) is dominated by mountain hemlock and Pacific silver fir.

  • These are caused by sand grains rolling and bouncing up the windward surface of a dune.
  • Climates vary considerably on each island; they can be divided into windward and leeward ("ko [...] olau" and "kona", respectively) areas based upon location relative to the higher mountains.
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