A sexual position involving the rigging of a clipper ship and a stiff breeze. One partner, either male of female, suspends themselves in the rigging stationary. The other partner aligns themselves properly with their partners sexual organs, only several feet away from a rig that can swing with the motion of the ship. The swaying motion of the ship will provide all the necessary force, and if the boat is swinging enough the partners can be brought together quite sharply. This formerly popular position had a status equivalent to that of the mile high club today, but with the fall of ocean travel it has become a rare occurrence.
The couple performed the flying Dutchmen high above the crowd of rowdy sailors.