May gentle winds guide you forward.
May they not become a gale.
May the stars help navigate you through the night,
As your spinnaker fills and you sail.
May the heavens light your way
With moonlight’s lunar brush.
May Mother Nature embrace your vessel
As with a mother’s touch.
May the ocean’s creatures greet you
On this journey and this quest to fulfill.
Waves play against the lapstrake hull,
Bearings true upon her keel.
May the dawn beam down her favor,
As this soul is laid to rest.
Take flight, these ashes onto the shimmering seas
Go in peace; go in love; your behest.