One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasealso the wind's eye
The direction from which the wind is blowing.
- ‘Now pull yourself and the mast dramatically - say, 30 degrees - into the eye of the wind, swinging the sail up and over your head, and grabbing the boom just near sailing position with your hands shoulder-width apart.’
- ‘The conversion into the eye of the wind from wide out was converted by Bernard Robinson.’
- ‘Tacking means that you turn the boat into the wind, or the bow through the eye of the wind.’
- ‘It will be a TACK if you turn the bow of the boat through the eye of the wind, and it will be a JIBE if you turn the stern through the eye of the wind.’
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