Music is pretty important to the Skipper and I. Medina’s very first modification was the installation of a new radio/cd player (with iPod connectivity) and speakers.
If you were to come over for a visit, you would more than likely hear music playing over having the tv on. It is also my way of blocking out the noise of slapping halyards or loose foils in the marina.
Given we are going to be having loads of time to listen to music (I hope), I am keen to develop a pretty comprehensive music play list. And, given we all have our own musical preferences, I am interested in what others listen to when sailing or songs that make them feel good when they listen to them.
This is also our little way of bringing you all with us. When a particular song comes on, we’ll have all the wonderful memories of that person with us and hopefully we’ll be seeing you soon.
To get you started, below is a list of my current top 10 sailing songs, in no particular order. Some songs have been on the list for a while and others are recent additions.
- The Divide by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
- Feeding Line by Boy and Bear
- Queen of California by John Mayer
- Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd
- House of Cards by Holy Holy
- You and Me by The Dave Matthews Band
- Moon River by Neil Finn and Paul Kelly
- Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap
- Barefoot Kid by the Pigram Brothers
- Easy by Groove Amada
Please let me know if you have any favourite sailing songs or songs that make you feel good. I challenge you to submit songs that don’t have ‘sailing’ in the title (sorry for all Rod Stewart and Christopher Cross fans, Sail Away by David Gray will be accepted though).