sou'easter


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Noun1.sou'easter - a strong wind from the southeast
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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Alight Sou'easter took the fleet east from Rushcutters Bay to Shark Island, then under the Harbour Bridge to Goat Island before heading back to Clark Island.
On the water, the penultimate race day proved the best of the regatta for sailing with the Whitsundays turning on a consistent sou'easter for the Pentecost Island race (Friday), one of the regatta's most scenic courses.
Australia's Farr 30 world champion Guy Stening blitzed his class early in the day and won all three races on Optimum in the healthy 14-knot sou'easter which was creating some exciting sailing around the Sound in North Harbour, just inside the Sydney Heads.
In contrast to the Saturday afternoon's southerly blast of 25-30 knots, the sou'easter ranged from 8 to 12 knots and enabled Lindisfarne Sailing Club race officials to complete up to eight races for the skiffs, dinghies and off-the-beach catamarans.