Originally Posted by Nostrodamus
They could scatter my ashes at sea but the chances are the wind
would be in the wrong direction and Auntie Rita and Uncle Bob would swallow and spit me out all over the deck
I recently had a family member
die on my wifes side, and the family
requested we have a ceremony scattering the ashes off my yacht.
Obviously, you need to consider the wind
direction, then anchor
I anchored from the port side stern with a picnic anchor
, allowing the ceremony to procede forard. My mother in law tipped the ashes off the bowsprit
, and it was actually quite touching the way the wind took them. As the anchor was off to on side slightly and the yacht did not sit entirely square to the wind, the view was perfect for spectators from the side
I would suggest that if the skipper
anchors correctly for the intended ceremony, Uncle Bob and Auntie Rita (and the deck) should avoid any unpleasantness.