Twas the night before sailing and all through the boat
Nothing was stirring, it was all in the totes
The beer and the wine are all stowed away
We’re ready to go, come break of day!
We know our first aid, thanks to the Red Cross
So if called upon not all will be lost
But it wont come to that, there will be no mishaps
Now is the time to don our boat caps!
The engines are tested, the water topped up
Even food on board for Grace the pup
Our float plan is filed, our AIS system is on
Which allows you and others to see where we’ve gone.
So onwards Sonas, show us your stuff,
To the islands we go. Speed? – Fast enough.
Pray for fair winds and calm crossings a plenty
And we will see you again when the freezer is empty!
With sincere apologies to Clement Clark Moore for this play on his poem.