Leeway direction

Leeway direction
Posted 2016, Nov 14 23:44
From a vector analysis how can leeway be always in the direction away from the wind? for example in a boat moving close hauled the slippage can only be directly perpendicular to the track of the boat (or course of the boat ) if leeway were straight down wind this would mean that the boat is slipping both to the stern and sideways and (if you break the downwind leeway vector into the a plane where the vertical axis is defined by the line connecting the bow and stern. If your boat is moving forward then can there be slippage to the stern (which would be necessary for leeway as defined?
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Reply 2017, Nov 12 16:28
Away from the wind - meaning to the leeward direction.
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