ScrapSayings, Boating / Sailing

Many sayings about boating actually come from sailing terminology. Owners of boats, like Viking Yachts for sale, will use these sayings whether communicating to their crew or over the VHF radio. It's important to know the basic navigational rules as well, which use boat terminology.

  • Ahoy, Matey!

  • All ashore who's going ashore!

  • All I need is a tall ship And a star to sail her by. - John Masefeild

  • All is calm all is bright.

  • Anchor's Away

  • Any port in a storm

  • As still as Glass

  • As they sail off into the sunset

  • Batten Down the Hatches

  • Blue Water/Waves

  • Boat Bums

  • By the Sea - By the Sea - By the Beautiful Sea - Harold Atteridge

  • Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world - The Beach Boys

  • Catch the wind

  • Chasing the perfect wave/wind

  • Choppy Seas/Water

  • Circumnavigate

  • Come Aboard

  • Come Sail Away - Styx

    I'm sailing away
    Set an open course for the virgin sea
    For I've got to be free
    Free to face the life that's ahead of me

    On board I'm the captain
    So climb aboard
    We'll search for tomorrow
    On every shore
    And I'll try, Oh lord, I'll try
    To carry on

    I look to the sea
    Reflections in the waves spark my memories
    Some happy, some sad
    I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had

    We lived happily forever
    So the story goes
    But somehow we missed out
    On the pot of gold
    But we'll try, best that we can
    To carry on

    A gathering of angels appeared above our heads
    They sang to me this song of hope
    And this is what they said, they said

    Come sail away
    Come sail away
    Come sail away with me …lads

    I thought that they were angels
    But to my surprise
    We climbed aboard their starship
    And headed for the skies
    Singing …

    Come sail away
    Come sail away
    Come sail away with me …

  • Come sail away on water of blue,
    if you haven't a boat your imagination will do.

  • Cross Currents

  • Cursin'

  • Definition: boat(bot), n.- a hole in the water into which much money is thrown. (put line over the o in pronunciation)

  • Down by the bay/sea/ocean so blue/green

  • A floatin' party

  • Full Steam Ahead

  • Go with the flow

  • Heavy Seas/Waves Ahead

  • Hit the beach/surf

  • I'd rather be sailing than anything else.

  • I've got the wind at my back and the spray in my face.

  • If my dreams could all come true paradise/retirement would be
    - in a little bungalow - somewhere by the sea.

  • In Our Wake - better than in our sleep

  • Jewel of the Sea

  • The Lake Effect …

  • Landlubbers

  • Man cannot change the direction of the wind, but he can adjust his sails.

  • Motoring

  • No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
    - Helen Keller

  • On course and full steam/sails ahead.

  • On the Ropes

  • On the Waterfront

  • Out to sea and back again

  • The Rising Tide

  • Row Row Row your boat - life is but a dream.

  • Run Aground

  • Sail Away /Sailing Away

  • The Sea of Love

  • A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
    - William Shedd

  • Ship shape … and Bristol fashion

  • Shipwrecked

  • Sittin' on the dock of the bay … waste'n' time - Otis Redding

  • So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

  • Still plays on/with boats!

  • Summer by the sea.

  • Surf n' Turf

  • There's rough weather ahead.

  • Tides of Change

  • Time and Tide wait for no man.

  • Treasure Mapping / Search for buried Treasure

  • Under the Sea

  • Water Fest/Party

  • Waves of blue and white

  • What a sand box!

  • White caps

  • White Water (Rafting)

  • Wishing you calm seas and a gentle breeze!

  • You and me by the sea