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Synonyms for sou'easter

a strong wind from the southeast

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Conditions ranged from six knots from the northeast for the opening race on Friday, through a 12-18 knot sou'easter for three races on Saturday; 16-18 knots for race five on Sunday morning and then a blood-curdling 18-20 freshening to 22-25 knots for the last race on Sunday afternoon.
I competed aboard my near 30-year-old Bonbridge 27 Hornblower in PHS Division 4, in what was a tough but enjoyable regatta that required good seamanship on the Saturday and skillful helming, smart tactics and efficient crew work on the Sunday in a 10-knot southerly that swung to the south-east and freshened at the end to a 15-knot sou'easter.
Regatta director Denis Thompson stood by his decision to start the IRC Racing division in a 15 knot sou'easter in Dent Passage on day one, when HSMB found itself the unlucky meat in a fibreglass sandwich, but down the track he says he would consider moving this division to an open starting area should circumstances warrant it.
Ichi Ban claimed another major trophy for the CYCA when she power sailed before the strong wind warning sou'easter to complete the 306 NM race with the fast time of 22-20-45, however her 13.69 knot average fell short of the 20-24-50 (15.09 knot) record set by Grant Wharington's Skandia in 2004.
The race committee then shifted the course to Rose Bay where a pleasant 8 to 10 knot sou'easter filled in to allow a further four fleet races to be contested.
"The summer sea breeze is a sou'easter and when it comes in it is fairly consistent, with rather choppy waters and a tidal range of four metres," the ISAF vice president explained.