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Angle Of Weather

Twist or pitch in a sail, resembling that of a propeller, to catch the wind & give driving power. Usually 5 degrees at the tip and about 25 degrees at the HEEL, measured from the plane of rotation.

Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Varying Pitch English
vrillage m, obliquité f French
Weather English
Windschiefe, Verwindung f German
zeeg Dutch

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