Jeanneau 440 Boat Christening
Dave and Patricia christen their new Jeanneau 440 Cavu. They go thru the preparations they made for the ceremony and show an abbreviated toast. Patricia has three goals,
1: Don't fall in
2: Break the bottle on the first attempt
3: Don't damage the boat.
Toast for christening the ship
"For thousands of years, we have gone to sea. We have crafted vessels to carry us and we have called them by name. These ships will nurture and care for us through perilous seas, and so we affectionately call them "she." To them we toast, and ask to celebrate Seas the Day.
TOAST: "TO THE SAILORS OF OLD…TO CAVU
"The moods of the sea are many, from tranquil to violent. We ask that this ship be given the strength to carry on. The keel is strong and she keeps out the pressures of the sea."
TOAST: "TO THE SEA...TO THE SAILORS OF OLD...TO THE SEA!"
"Today we come to name this lady CAVU and send her to sea to be cared for, and to care for DAVE AND PATRICIA. We ask the sailors of old and the mood of God that is the sea to accept CAVU as her name, to help her through her passages, and allow her to return with her crew safely.
TOAST: "TO THE SEA...TO THE SAILORS BEFORE US...TO CAVU"