favorable wind

favorable wind

[′fāv·rə·bəl ′wind]
(navigation)
A wind which aids a craft in making progress in a desired direction; usually used in plural form and chiefly in connection with sailing vessels. Also known as fair wind.
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We bought merchandise, loaded a vessel with it, and set forth with a favorable wind.
An invariably favorable wind had accelerated the progress of the Resolute toward the place of her destination.
Corsor, on the Great Belt, called, formerly, before the introduction of steam-vessels, when travellers were often obliged to wait a long time for a favorable wind, "the most tiresome of towns.
From thence it is the God of breezes fair or foul is first invoked for favorable winds.
Then in the long days on board ship, when the vessel, gliding on with security over the azure sea, required no care but the hand of the helmsman, thanks to the favorable winds that swelled her sails, Edmond, with a chart in his hand, became the instructor of Jacopo, as the poor Abbe Faria had been his tutor.
The New Wind Project will help the company economically meet its customers energy need, by maximizing the value of renewable energy tax credits and taking advantage of favorable wind turbine pricing.
If they're rutting hard, the ground is wet, and there's a favorable wind, still-hunting might be my best bet.
It gives an air carrier greater discretion in choosing the routes, altitudes and speeds it flies, particularly during the cruise phase of flight, permitting it to follow the most advantageous route between takeoff and landing, as well as seek out the most favorable wind conditions.
Mild temperatures, calm waters and consistent, favorable wind year-round make Sarasota Bay a salter's heaven and ideal locale for events like the 33rd annual Drumstick Regatta, Nov.
With the three new facilities--Piedra Larga, Oaxaca I, and La Venta III--the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, known for its favorable wind conditions, now has more than a dozen power plants.
As per the report findings, one of the foremost reasons for dominance of Marmara Region is the presence of the high scale of wind power density and favorable wind speed as compare to other regions in Turkey.
That, in turn, will allow the state to double its wind power output to 18,000 MW by 2013, according to a recent Reuters article, and to sell its wind to neighboring states without such favorable wind and solar conditions.