I was doing some research and came across some nautical toasts and decided to post them:

  • “To the ship that goes, the wind that blows and the lass who loves a sailor”
  • “Fair winds and following seas”
  • “Ten fingers, twelve toes, good docking”
  • “Once again we have failed to die”
  • “Here’s to you and here’s to me the finest friends we’ll always be, and should we every disagree, well up yours and here’s to me”
  • “To Fiddlers Green, where there is many a lass and many a glass, and never a story sea.”
  • “Keep the people in the boat, and the water out of the boat.”
  • “Here’s to tall ships, Here’s to small ships, Here’s to all the ships at sea. But the best ships are friendships, Here’s to you and me.”
  • “May your departures equal your landfalls”
  • “The meek shall inherit the earth, The brave will get the oceans.”
  • “Part went for liquor, part went for women, and the rest I spent foolishly.”
  • “May the warm wind at your back not be your own.”
  • “Ships are like women, expensive to rig and difficult to steer.”
  • “Any damn fool can circumnavigate the world sober, it takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.”
  • “Ships and seamen rot in harbor.”
  • “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it” – Sir Winston Churchill
  • “Our Country – to her we drink, for her we pray, Our voices silent never, For her we’ll fight, come what may. The Stars and Stripes forever.” – Stephen Decatur
  • “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” – Kenneth Grahame, from the “Wind in the Willows”
  • “Here’s to being in a boat with a drink on the rocks rather than being in the drink with a boat on the rocks”
  • “May your jib never luff”

To be continued……