following wind

following wind

[¦fäl·ə·wiŋ ′wind]
(meteorology)
A wind blowing in the direction of ocean-wave advance.
(navigation)
Wind blowing in the general direction of a vessel's course.
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86m, albeit backed by a strong following wind, to secure second place behind Serbia's Ivana Spanovic, who claimed victory with 6.
There was a caveat, in the form of an illegal following wind of 3m/s, which rendered the times invalid for record purposes, but this was a major demonstration of the country's depth of men's sprint talent seven weeks out from the olympics.
Burial depth for GreenWay 24 ft pole for the following wind speeds.
Horses racing handy frequently do well at Greyville and many a front runner has stolen a march on the opposition, especially when there is a strong south-westerly following wind.
Firstly, he took advantage of the following wind to slot over two welljudged long range penalties and then he ran in a try under the posts to give himself a rather easier conversion attempt which in turn gave his side a three point lead.
Gatlin's introduction was greeted with audible jeers, but his time was an emphatic statement of intent, even with a marginally illegal following wind.
The zipwire there is one mile long and, with a following wind, participants can reach speeds of up to 100mph.
With a following wind he will be playing in the World Cup but he may not be quite up to normal calibre.
With a following wind, Willenhall made the best start and soon had the home side on the back foot.
With the help of a following wind, Gargan soared out to 11:57 metres, an improvement of 22 centimeters on her previous best.
Only when there is a following wind at a speed identical to that of the ship will there be no air movement over and around the ship.
The geographical and topical range is impressive, the prose is modest but compelling, and with a following wind you'll have lots of pleasant dreams about the islands you've always longed to visit.