Old flying term from post ww1 when pilots would get old airplanes, cruise
around, take people for rides and camp out in fields on their way to different places. Jim Brown of Searunner
trimaran fame applied the notion to old multihulls. We try to sail off the beaten path and avoid the marinas
while sailing a vintage boat so it sort of fits. Sailing a trimaran is a little like flying to complete the analogy. I probably should have thought about whether sailors would know pilot terms. How is the sailing in the Persian Gulf? It is wet enough here to make any place warm look good but it seems things are heating
up over there?