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Re: Why do skippers yell?
I consider yelling a sign of weakness and insecurity. A quiet boat is often highly competent. ...
I think that's exactly right. I've been on several large research vessels. Captains and crews (boat crew, not research personnel) of such ships are almost always very
experienced and very
professional. The only time I can ever recall the Captain of such a boat yelling at anyone was when one of them caught a couple of students smoking a joint on and 80+ foot boat on a class day cruise.
On the other hand....
While I don't race, I have on many occasions heard racing skippers on nearby boats screaming
at their crew, at other boats, at the wind....et cetera. Why? See above.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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