Let me give him this piece of advice: very rarely slice as a remedy against a cross wind.
In this passage Ulysses represents himself as a mariner, driven by some cross wind out of his course into Ithaca.
A cross wind helped it along into the rough grass, leaving him a nasty second shot over shrubbery and trees.
Thus we see that in 130 yards the most roughly-marked ball in a cross wind is deflected twelve yards.
In such a cross wind station alone sufficed to decide the race, and Boyd won easily.
The effect of a cross wind is to drive the stern of a boat to leeward, and to bring her bows up into the wind.