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Why did william delay sailing before the battle of Hastings?

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You have to remember that in those days there were no engines or steam boats to sail with, but rather the wind was master of the seas.

If the winds were not favourable then you could not set sail.

And the reason for the delay in sailing for William with regard the Battle of Hastings was just that - the winds were not favourable. This is termed as contrary winds.

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