Talk Like a Sailor

There’s no better way to enjoy summer than laughing the day away on a boat. Boat club members have many reasons to laugh because they don’t have to worry about anything but having a good time. To add some extra giggles to your boat day, here are a few nautical terms that will have you talking like real sailor, even in front of the kids.

  • Landlubber – Someone unfamiliar with the sea. Ex. Since Maria has never been on a boat before, we’ll take it easy on the landlubber.
  • Scuttlebutt – Open cask of drinking water. Ex. I’m so thirsty, can you pass me the scuttlebutt?
  • Sea Dog – Experienced sailor. Ex. Daryl has been a member of 321 Boat Club for years; he’s a Sea Dog.
  • Chockablock – Extremely full. Before any boat trip you need to make sure your bag is chockablock with sunscreen and snacks.
  • Flotsam — Wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating in the water. Ex. We could tell the RC boat had met its end when we saw the mast and other flotsam drift past the starboard side.
  • Jetsam – Goods intentionally tossed overboard to sink or wash ashore. Ex. We realized Bryce didn’t like his PB&J when the jetsam floated past the port side.
  • Groggy – Dazed and weakened. Ex. Cheryl was groggy after getting seasick; she’s certainly a landlubber.

Now that you’re talking like an old sea dog, it’s time to get out on the water. Call today to make your reservations. Remember these terms and your whole crew will be laughing like they’re scurvy.