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How to wish good luck to a sailor?

23 Feb 11 - 10:38 AM (#3101180)
Subject: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: open mike

what expressions does on use to wish good luck to someone who is setting of on a sailing adventure? A friend just signed on for a
4 month tour of duty on a private cargo ship in the south seas...
from Hawaii to Cook islands to Line Islands.

Would "full sheets and a rolling sea" be a good wish?

"red sails in the sunset?"

I want to make a c.d. of shanties to send to him and the rest of the crew!!


23 Feb 11 - 10:52 AM (#3101199)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Sailor Ron

"You lucky bugger!"


23 Feb 11 - 11:19 AM (#3101225)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Bat Goddess

"Fair wind and a following sea."

Linn


23 Feb 11 - 02:57 PM (#3101387)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Gibb Sahib

Greasy Luck


23 Feb 11 - 08:10 PM (#3101574)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Charley Noble

"Three sheets to the wind and a rolling sea" sounds like a recipe for sea-sickness.

There's always "Hoist up the topsheet and spanker!"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


24 Feb 11 - 03:39 AM (#3101736)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: open mike

the site from the ship he is sailing on has some south pacific island
language info....
Kirabati language from the Vessel's web site:
ko na mauri! greetings, ('you will be well')
uara be how? (interrogative word)
marurung good health


24 Feb 11 - 04:45 AM (#3101752)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST,Ed

I'd have thought that "Good Luck" would suffice.


24 Feb 11 - 06:36 AM (#3101805)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Commander Crabbe

Having been at sea for 23 years man and boy, I'd go with Bat Goddess.

CC


24 Feb 11 - 06:41 AM (#3101808)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Commander Crabbe

The felicitation of course!

My apologies BG.

(once a sailor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


24 Feb 11 - 07:42 AM (#3101848)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Charley Noble

"Beware the reefy tackle!"

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


24 Feb 11 - 09:43 AM (#3101902)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST,mary

ggod luck,thanks for the extra


10 Jan 14 - 07:31 PM (#3590818)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST

Wish u fair wind and calm seas.. Bon voyage!


10 Jan 14 - 07:58 PM (#3590829)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: olddude

keep the dry side up and the wet side down


03 Jun 14 - 05:25 PM (#3630061)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST

Fair wind and following seas


13 Dec 15 - 05:12 PM (#3758190)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST,Phil

Old school: "Fair winds and following seas and long may your big jib draw!" (This was sort of reserved for one-way trips like retirement though.)


05 Jan 18 - 07:21 AM (#3897497)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST,Philip Smith

I want to find a short sailor saying to wish my niece good luck in her enlistment. Any words? Something short but sweet will do.


05 Jan 18 - 10:55 AM (#3897557)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: EBarnacle

May the winds favor your course as you voyage through your tour.


05 Jan 18 - 05:28 PM (#3897635)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: kendall

Keep her between the buoys.


12 Jan 18 - 08:28 AM (#3899050)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST

Fair Winds and a following sea is traditional.

'May your course always be Full and By' is a bit more of nautical


14 May 18 - 12:48 PM (#3924391)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: GUEST

Keep the stick side up and the water out.


14 May 18 - 09:02 PM (#3924519)
Subject: RE: How to wish good luck to a sailor?
From: Gibb Sahib

????
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