Continuing the long tradition of getting AskMe to help name things, I have a boat that needs naming.
The boat is a J/70
, which is a small racing sailboat. This is the third boat of this general type (small, racy) that I'll have owned, but the first one I plan to actually try and race seriously.
Boats often get named all sorts of ridiculous things. Puns are popular, though I don't much care for them. In the class that I'll be racing in, my club has boats named: "Piñata", "Wildthing", "Magic", "Hanalei", "Dynaflow", "Sumo", "Don Quixote", "Duet", "Absolute 5", "Gotcha", "Variety Show", "Katzenjammer", "Summer Breeze", "Mistress Quickly", and "Enigma", just as a list of examples (obviously I'm not going to name it the same thing as any of the other boats in my club).
Uniqueness is a plus. If you feel like looking up a boat name, the USCG keeps a list of registered vessels
, which doesn't include all boats in the US, just ones registered with the Coast Guard instead of individual states, but is good way to gauge relative popularity (i.e., it shows 202 "Zephyrs" and only 39 "Chardonnays").
Anything that hints at small and fast is good, but that's not required. It needs to be short enough that I can paint it on the side on a J/70.