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Thread #166606   Message #4007605
Posted By: Backwoodsman
06-Sep-19 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: The nautical meaning of 'down the hill'
Subject: RE: The nautical meaning of 'down the hill'
I’ve assumed it means directly down-wind - the most efficient and speediest point of sailing for a square-rigger.

I could be wrong though - I recall being wrong once before...