Sailing...Takes Me Away...

There are great songs about sailing. Which one captures the essence of yesterday's sail with The Aloha Bears out on the waters off of Waikiki? See below for our list of top Sailing songs. 

Yesterday a fun group of friends, new and old, set sail and got to know one another better, drinking, laughing and having a great time. Click the pics below to enlarge and view.

Sailing songs can be diverse and run the range of The Beach Boys Sloop John B to Enya's Orinoco Flow (Come Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail away…) the tunes are catchy and fun. 

Most tell a tale of loneliness and calm; a solitary man made small by the vast ocean. Little River Band's Cool Change tells of the "If there's one thing in my life that's missing, it's the time that I spend alone. Sailing on the cool and bright clear water." And later, "…kind of a special feeling when you're out on the sea alone…"

Christopher Cross' Sailing echoes the sentiment singing, "Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be. Just a dream and the wind to carry me, soon I will be free…"

Which are your favorites? Here's a list of our top 5:

Southern Cross Crosby, Stills & Nash
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
Brandy Looking Glass
Come Sail Away Styx
Cool Change Little River Band

How could Christopher Cross not make the top 5? Well, he's close. :-) Send us your favorites. We'll post them the next time The Aloha Bears set sail in two weeks for their June 12th Second Sunday Booze Cruise.

Today, join the men of the Hawaii Gay Flag Football League (HIGFFL) at their beer bust at Bacchus starting at 2. There'll be Jell-O shots, Hamburgers, amazing raffle prizes. Your first beer is $5 and the next ones are only $2. Come on by and enjoy the afternoon with some great people raising money for their travel team, The Honolulu Riptide, to venture to the annual Gay Bowl in October in Washington, D.C.