.......and it continues....surging, heaving, pitching, rolling, CONFUSING. These are all terms we use little in the sailing life and almost never while in the presence of a landlubber. WHY? Because it is so difficult to describe these terms of boat motion without looking like a fool and making the other person feel even more so.
uumm , swaying is when the boat goes like this (gesturing with hands) and moves along that axis thing.....
So how do we do this? This morning on my pre-work sail fix , I came across a post on Bowsprite and was amazed at how easy it was to remember and describe these terms using a drunken sailor as an example
Next time someone asks you what is swaying - grab a bottle of rum, drink half the bottle and show them.
or send them to this link