zAr, interestingly enough, I've only ever disagreed with a boat owner/skipper a couple of times that I've said anything, and only once that we had to be adamant. It was a 23' boat on typical SF Bay summer day across the slot sailing back to the city from Angel Island. A tug towing a barge was converging with us, and the owner thought it wasn't. There were two of us on the boat who were much more experienced and in complete agreement with the danger we were sailing into. We both said in simple terms, turn away and let the tug pass clear ahead, or we'll take the tiller from you. It was pretty bad. Matter of fact, it was the last time either of us set foot on the boat.
In your case, your guest was out of line. On top of that, you were right.
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