sou'easter


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sou'easter

[′sau̇‚ēs·tər]
(meteorology)
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The south sou'easter kept promising to fill over the course with gusts up to 20 knots, particularly out of Rushcutters Bay and Rose Bay, but just as quickly dropped back to 10-12 knots slowing the big boat fleet, allowing the light air masters to show their stuff.
However, Bumblebee 5 slipped to sixth on corrected time in the MS division of race seven, sailing in a light and shifty sou'easter.
In contrast, Wild Thing bounced out of the line under a shy spinnaker as a light sou'easter filled in just minutes before the start.
After a day's sailing and a spot of windsurfing, we'd pop into a taverna for a meal, drinks and tales of jibbing and tacking and sou'easters and the wind filling in, etc.