Mindbender

What does sailing “by the lee” mean?

Send your answer to cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers.

Thanks to last week’s Mindbender winner, Mark Hoenke, for his answer to “In reference to a sailboat’s rudder system, what is a skeg?”: The skeg is a projection to form the aft keel that supports a bearing (pintle) for the lower end of the rudder. It typically encloses the leading edge of the rudder.

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