downwind leg

downwind leg

A flight path in the traffic pattern parallel to the landing runway in the direction opposite to landing. See downwind (ii).
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It was a colourful downwind start, in which Giacomo out-paced Wild Oats XI, until they turned the corner for Botany Bay, where the Mark Richards skippered Wild Oats XI gave Giacomo a big enough working over upwind to round the mark first for the downwind leg home and beat the Kiwi-owned boat to the finish by a substantial 18 minutes.
On our first day out, one of our AFs splashed down on the downwind leg in the landing pattern.
The western downwind leg of this huge turning wheel brought in some moisture in the middle layers from the north west.
A close race continued into a side-by-side turn around the final mark onto the last downwind leg.
Xu, however, quickly passed her on the downwind leg, as did Bouwmeester, and the positions behind the Chinese leader fluctuated until Murphy grabbed the bronze medal spot at the turn of the final mark.
In an attempt to keep the boat as light as possible during this downwind leg, Walker ordered only 14 days of food to be taken on board.
However, the bulk of the points are won on the open water and the team is hoping the traditionally downwind leg will play to the strengths of the boat and revitalise their campaign.
Ainslie finished race nine in Perth second to Holland's Pieter-Jan Postma, but felt impeded by the media boat's wake on the downwind leg.
Having felt impeded by its wake on the downwind leg of his ninth race, Ainslie swam over to the offending boat and hauled himself on board to remonstrate with the crew.
Having felt impeded by its wake on the downwind leg of his ninth race, Ainslie swum over to the offending boat and hauled himself on board to remonstrate with the crew.
The three-time Olympic gold medallist finished race nine second to Holland's Pieter-Jan Postma, but felt impeded by the media boat's wake on the downwind leg.
I was up at the front then got a bad wind shift on the first downwind leg and dropped back.