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. Meanwhile, Ragamuffin, with Sean Kirkjian on the helm, sailed an excellent race to finish second behind fellow NSW Southern Cross Cup team member Sting, skippered by Terry Mullens.
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.
A leisurely Commodore's Cup series on the Monday to Wednesday in 12 to 15-knot sou'easters and brilliant sunshine for the first two days turned into light nor'easters for the first two days of the Pantaenius Port Stephens Trophy.
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.