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The tendency of a ship to turn its bow to the leeward side.
- ‘This condition is known as lee helm and can be dangerous.’
- ‘A yacht with lee helm is very uncomfortable to sail, and under certain conditions can be positively dangerous.’
- ‘Hike out to produce lee helm or place the crew on the leeward side to produce weather helm.’
- ‘If you flatten the main too much and end up just sailing on the jib the boat will develop lee helm.’
- ‘With the opposite, lee helm, the yacht would turn to leeward and risk a knockdown or a dangerous accidental jibe.’
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