Never set sail on a Friday

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‘Twas Friday morn when we set sail,
And we had not got far from land,
When the Captain, he spied a lovely mermaid,
With a comb and a glass in her hand.

from The Mermaid, trad.

It’s one of the many traditions/superstitions of the sea that it’s bad luck to set sail on a Friday.  So isn’t it doubly so to set sail on a day like today, Friday the 13th? 

For voyage planning, NSL provides a list of all the Friday the 13ths for the next 100 years or so:

 13 February 2009
13 March 2009
13 November 2009
13 August 2010
13 May 2011
13 January 2012
13 April 2012
13 July 2012
13 September 2013

13 December 2013
13 June 2014
13 February 2015
13 March 2015
13 November 2015
13 May 2016
13 January 2017
13 October 2017
13 April 2018
13 July 2018
13 September 2019
13 December 2019
13 March 2020
13 November 2020
13 August 2021
13 May 2022
13 January 2023
13 October 2023
13 September 2024
13 December 2024
13 June 2025
13 February 2026
13 March 2026
13 November 2026
13 August 2027
13 October 2028
13 April 2029
13 July 2029
13 September 2030
13 December 2030
13 June 2031
13 February 2032
13 August 2032
13 May 2033
13 January 2034
13 October 2034
13 April 2035
13 July 2035
13 June 2036
13 February 2037
13 March 2037
13 November 2037
13 August 2038
13 May 2039
13 January 2040
13 April 2040
13 July 2040
13 September 2041
13 December 2041
13 June 2042
13 February 2043
13 March 2043
13 November 2043
13 May 2044
13 January 2045
13 October 2045
13 April 2046
13 July 2046
13 September 2047
13 December 2047
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13 November 2048
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13 May 2050
13 January 2051
13 October 2051
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13 December 2052
13 June 2053
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13 November 2054
13 August 2055
13 October 2056
13 April 2057
13 July 2057
13 September 2058
13 December 2058
13 June 2059
13 February 2060
13 August 2060
13 May 2061
13 January 2062
13 October 2062
13 April 2063
13 July 2063
13 June 2064
13 February 2065
13 March 2065
13 November 2065
13 August 2066
13 May 2067
13 January 2068
13 April 2068
13 July 2068
13 September 2069
13 December 2069
13 June 2070
13 February 2071
13 March 2071
13 November 2071
13 May 2072
13 January 2073
13 October 2073
13 April 2074
13 July 2074
13 September 2075
13 December 2075
13 March 2076
13 November 2076
13 August 2077
13 May 2078
13 January 2079
13 October 2079
13 September 2080
13 December 2080
13 June 2081
13 February 2082
13 March 2082
13 November 2082
13 August 2083
13 October 2084
13 April 2085
13 July 2085
13 September 2086
13 December 2086
13 June 2087
13 February 2088
13 August 2088
13 May 2089
13 January 2090
13 October 2090
13 April 2091
13 July 2091
13 June 2092
13 February 2093
13 March 2093
13 November 2093
13 August 2094
13 May 2095
13 January 2096
13 April 2096
13 July 2096
13 September 2097
13 December 2097
13 June 2098
13 February 2099
13 March 2099
13 November 2099
13 August 2100
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13 October 2102
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13 July 2103
13 June 2104
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13 July 2108
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2 Responses to “Never set sail on a Friday”


  1. 1 B.J. Porter

    Yeah, but anyone cruising weekends can’t afford to be superstitious!

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