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Re: Limits of Captains authority

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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
I don't expect anyone to do anything that I couldn't or wouldn't do myself.
In reality, all I ever ask of my guests is to hold this, pull that or grab something from below. Wait, that sounded bad.
Hard and fast rules are so difficult....

If I am an older "captain" I might very well ask younger crew to do things that would be difficult for me. Of course, I wouldn't leave the dock if that had not been sorted out first.

And really there are 2 sorts of sailing: trips with family and guests during which they are invited to help but captain can single hand if he wishes or needs to, and passages or races where team work in vigorous conditions is expected and some notion of chain of command is really needed. Two totally different concepts.
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