Want to hear about boat rage? Try taking ICW near Myrtle Beach on a weekend. Few passes of those big power boats kicking up four foot wake in a narrow channel and you will likely start having an episode...
A lot of those big power boats, especially sport fishermen, can't go much slower than a speed that makes a 4' wake.
You can't imagine the frustration as the captain on one of those boats has to slow down from 35 knots for a small, slow boat, only to have him continue on at 5 knots.
If that boat won't slow down to an idle, the powerboat can't get by at minimum speed/wake, so eventually, the powerboat gets frustrated and speeds up, to pass, and hence a big wake.
It is 100% unreasonable for a boat that can only do 4 or 5 knots to impede the progress of a faster vessel for no good reason at all. If the powerboat can slow down for the encounter, so can the sailboat, if they want things to go as smoothly as possible.
It's always so easy to blame the rich guy on the big powerboat instead of doing your fair share to minimize any difficulties in a passing situation.
I've done uncountable trips up and down the ditch and this scenario has repeated itself hundreds of times, with me getting shown the finger and the other guy getting waked, and it all could have been averted by the sailboat just slowing down to idle for a few seconds!
Of course, there are those boat operators who don't know or care, but it shouldn't be all, unless you are the one creating the problem.