There is also an entrance to the west; but it is narrow and intricate, and requires a leading wind to pass through.
With a leading wind 'Navahoe' slipped through to leeward into first place before getting to Cowes, and thence they squared away.
Still we had many a turn and twist to make, but with a leading wind we had little difficulty in doing this.
It seemed to me that a leading wind was necessary to go in and out of this passage, on account of the rapidity of the tides.
The sea breeze set in sooner than usual, and, having a leading wind, he rapidly stood on towing the boats.
The wharf is lined with eager spectators as she glides up to her dock with a leading wind.
At daylight there was a leading wind up the river, and we made sail, carrying with us three-fourths of the flood.
They therefore stood in close to the coast, as they had not a leading wind to Palermo.
What was my joy then to see her brail up her sails, for she had a leading wind, and lower her boat!
So that, without a leading wind, we were under a necessity of waiting two or three days.