Years ago I owned a fourteen foot sailboat, and sailed on the lakes of North Texas. When I lived by Galveston Bay, I crewed on sailboats and raced.
That's probably why nautical, ship-related images attract me, they have that romantic ideal of using the wind to push your boat through the waves, no motor sound. Just the sound of the wind in your ears.
It's been a long time since I was on a sailboat. But I remember what it's like being out on the water.