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2 hours ago, dejiko_nyo said:

"Fair winds and a following sea" ?

What sort of English is this for "Good Luck"/F10

Don't understand why you have put this in the bug report section. It is not a bug. If you don't understand something ask first in the general discussion section. :fish_book:

 

This term is an old mariners blessing dating back to when sailors had sailing vessels that relied solely on the wind to get to where they were going. They were much more dependent back then on the weather to have a pleasant or successful voyage.

Fair winds refer to wind that is favourable to the sailors in terms of strength and direction. Gale force winds would rip sails and break rigging. Winds going against your direction of travel would mean you are not going to get to where you want until the wind changes.

A following sea means a sea that is pushing the vessel in its direction of travel. ie: Following the vessel. This not only increases speed but also comfort and wear and tear on the ship as it does not have to bash into oncoming waves and swells when a sea is heading in the opposite direction. 

More often than not the wind will be blowing the same direction as the sea, so "Fair winds and a following sea" is a blessing given to sailors commencing a journey to wish them favourable weather conditions for their voyage. It is a term still used today, even though we have ships that are not wind dependent, having favourable weather conditions still makes for a far more pleasant voyage. :cap_like:

Edited by HobartAWD

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