Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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If you are given sole control over the helm, you have both the authority and responsibility to course correct to keep the vessel and crew safe. A Captain should never entrust the helm to any singlehander that didn't qualify to have this authority.
P.S. The OP proved they did qualify in my book.
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