You really should check how factual your opinions are before you make statements that perhaps after a quick google
you would not make? I did think we were talking about sailing rather than motoring. Is Sailing more difficult and needs more skill than motoring, many would say so. Is it foolhardy for someone without the necessary sailing skills and knowledge of an area to untie the ropes from the dock
you bet. Between the Clubhouse Admirals ensconced in their comfy chair with their G&T's and at the other end of the Spectrum the Parady's are the majority of the rest of us. Some would be fearful of sailing without an engine, others feel free from its restrictions and problems it brings.
Me the only time I relax when motoring is when I turn it off. Because then it can not break down. Relying on a motor
often compromises our safety
when a breakdown occurs in a critical situation. Each to their own. People should not be knocked for being purists.