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Re: Terminology: head up

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
I avoid "fall off" in favour of "bear away". The former has an unpleasant connotation on a boat.

Head up into the wind.

Bear away from the wind.
My wife, not a sailor, is not a fan of hearing people cry "Fall off" when on a boat.

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