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Thread #166606 Message #4008027
Posted By: Bruce D
09-Sep-19 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: The nautical meaning of 'down the hill'
Subject: RE: The nautical meaning of 'down the hill'
In general, running downhill for sailing ships means that you have the wind from behind.
Another meaning (downhill run) is the last leg of a voyage and you are heading home.
It can also mean that in heavy sea going down the back of a wave quite dangerous if the wind is coming from the other direction.
(21 years at sea including Tall ships).