I am currently reading a great book my wife Ann got me for Christmas -The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told – edited by Christopher Caswell.

I am  on a story reading About FIGARO, a segment from On the Wind’s Way  by William Snaith.  He is describing his boat and talks about names and what they reflect of the person who named the boat: the ‘categories’ are wide and various. Last Chance , may speak of the quiet perturbation in the face of on rushing years.  The racers may go for Atomic, Leopard or just something with ‘sea’ in the title Sea Winds.

RCSSC boats are called: Time Flies, Saytr, Brandy Snap, Lift Off – all inherited names with their own different meaning and category if you like.  Perhaps, probably, they mean something different to different folks – a nominalisation – it means whatever it means to you.

If I had to name a boat, or even a house, I might call it “Some Place Else” – its actually a bar my wife and I used to visit in a hotel in Hong Kong.  It had a great atmosphere, warm and welcoming and they even had popcorn for the kids and two for one milk shakes – perfect for everyone.

Which brings me back to my initial question:

“If you had to name a boat, what would you call her and why?”

– it’d be great to hear from you.

About Dave Grundy

Joined RCSSC after over 25 years gap from sailing offshore and dinghies. I quickly got involved and became the Sailing Secretary, later the Treasurer and for three years RCSSC Club Commodore ( Now title is Club Captain) So glad I found RCSSC.

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