a vessel is said to bear a weather helm when it tends to come up to the wind, a tendency that must be counteracted with the helm [191.31
the tendency for a boat to steer itself into the wind
A ship has weather helm when she tends to come up into the wind and thus requires the rudder to be turned a certain amount to correct this tendency. In boats with a helm as opposed to a wheel, it meant keeping the helm slightly to windward of the centre line.
the natural tendency of a sailboat to turn toward the wind, which the helmsman feels as the tiller tries to turn to leeward.
tendency to turn into the wind, because the mast is not far in front of the fin. A little weather helm may not be a bad thing but in strong winds it can get out of hand
Marked tendency of a sailboat to turn into the wind, even when the rudder is centered. This is easily countered by wedging a heavy object against the tiller. See CREW.
A situation in which the helm of a sailboat is hard to steer because the sailboat is trying to come up into the wind; often caused by bad weather or an imbalance in the boat’s sails
The tendency of a vessel to come up into the wind