Sailing is beautiful, no more stereotypes! 10 phrases never to say to a sailor

Everyone who goes boating, from the weekend yachtsman to the most emblazoned tactician, has heard one of these questions or phrases at least once from friends or relatives, who, being fans of other disciplines, do not grasp the pain the sailor feels at hearing them: it’s time to say enough is enough! Post this list at the entrance to the harbors and let’s stop together these obvious-for-us-answered questions that make thousands of sailors nervous every year when they talk about their passion: sailing!

Our top 10 is this, but we are sure you have heard many others! Send us phrases or questions NOT to ever ask a sailor

  • But do you also go there in winter? But isn’t it cold?
  • So you’re going on the boat…How strange, I thought only old people went!
  • Sorry, but isn’t it quicker to go by motor?
  • But does everyone have a tan line?
  • Come on, but you don’t do anything in the boat anyway! Just pull those two strings…
  • What if it rains?
  • But when there is no wind how do you do it?
  • Ah, but are you sailing? Maybe you know my cousin Franco, he works on the ferries.
  • When does the wind come?
  • But when you are at sea you all have “boat shoes,” don’t you?


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