Jazz on the first lag, (nice and quiet so you can hear the horns and focus on sails), Something clasic rock on the second lag to get the boat goin',,then tropical Bob Marley on the rest of the voyage(race), followed by silence for an hour or so to settle the boat down a bit,,,,,yaaaaa sailin!!!!!!!!!!!
i need music when i'm sailing it keeps me focused if not my mind wonders and i stop paying attention to what i'm doing. cruising i try to keep it rock, hip hop, stuff like that but only clam music. when i want to go faster i get turn the heavier music then start hiking.
Mood and situation determine whether I play music, and if I do, what kind. Sometimes it can be a distraction, sometimes a complement. The only "rule" I have about it is whether it makes my day more enjoyable. And, there is no Buffett on my boat, not by design, just worked out that way.
Anything by Eileen Quinn. She is the true cruisers' poet. Who else could write songs about "the anchoring dance," SSB addiction, and "the 45 knot wind blues". www.eileenquinn.com. And no, not connected, just a fan
Some of these are hard to come by from traditional sources. We have about 180 that we call sailing type songs, sea songs and island songs. Many others are from Eileen Quinn, Buffett, and Eric Stone.
Just for fun we also have the theme from GILLIGAN'S ISLAND.
Outward Bound - Tom Paxton
Peace and Quiet - Michael McCloud
Back To The Island - Michael McCloud
Costa Rica Calling - Carl Peachy
Adventures In Paradise - Arthur Lyman
American Dream - Michael McCloud
Be - Neil Diamond
Beach In A Bottle - Joe Bennett
Beyond The Horizon - Bob Dylan
Blue Boat Home - Peter Mayer
Blue Sunset - Jimmy Louis
Chasin The Wind - Michael McCloud
The Conch Republic Song - Michael McCloud
Crossing The Bar - Salamander Crossing
Hooked On The Easy Life - Terry Cassidy
Marathon BY Midnight - Carl Peachy
My Corona - Gene Mitchell
The Water Is Wide - Pete Seeger
We All Are Sailors - Joe Bennett
No More - Gene Mitchell