Sailing Quotes and Sailor Sayings

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Ever been on a boat, enjoying the salty breeze of air touching your face, enjoying the noise of the water as it hits the boat? Sounds like a cosy, romantic, and fun moment right? I once wrote an entire short story while taking a 9-hour boat ride which was published online.

Perhaps you were recently on a boat trip with friends and family and you have been itching to share it to your friends on social media but can’t decide what caption to match it with. Well, look no more, we compiled the best and most inspiring sailing quotes and sailor sayings which we hope can help you bring the best photo caption.

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Ready to get inspired? Here’s a compilation of the most motivating sailing quotes and sailor saying from sailors themselves, writers, authors, and poets. Here are some fun wall hanging quotes about sailing.

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“I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it in the sea.”

— Alain Gerbault

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”

— William Ernest Henley

“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”

— Joseph Conrad

“A man is never lost at sea.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.”

— Sir Francis Chichester

“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.”

— Robin Graham

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”

— Louisa May Alcott

“To young men contemplating a voyage, I’d say go.”

— Joshua Slocum

“Sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind”

— Webb Chiles

“Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.”

— Brooks Atkinson
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Ready to board? Hold on, now that you pumped with inspiration and excitement, take a moment to learn these simple but common sailor slang to keep your in the light mood during your journey.

  • “Aye” – means yes
  • Aye Aye Captain” or “Aye Aye Sir”– a sign that the order from the higher rank person was received and understood
  • “Ahoy!” – to greet or call the attention of someone, most likely from distance
  • “Matey” – friend
  • “Me” – as in “my”
  • “Ye” – as on “you”
  • “Land Ho!” – a call when someone spotted a land

Now, it seems like you are ready to get on board and take the world of sailing. We hope that this compilation of sailing quotes and sailor saying has inspired and awaken the adventurous in you.


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