Apologies to all power-boaters. It's particularly hard to berth a single
screw cat. The wind
controls the bows, there are no thrusters, and turning circles are huge.
However we do get annoyed with big power boats using us a turning points in their random charging
around looking for wakes to bounce over.
And some half the sail boats here seem to motor
everywhere, regardless of wind
I guess it's not really understood that to change course when sailing means at least re-trimming the sails
, settling to new heading, fine trimming again, assessing next tacking point etc etc. It does make us a little reluctant to change course for someone who's not having to try very hard to get to their destination
in a quarter of the time it's going to take us and can swoop and swerve just for the hell of it on the way.
My pet hate is the rowers, they themselves deserve room and respect for not burning fossil fuels, leaving no wake, staying healthy - it's the damn blimp with a megaphone that believes the whole world needs to know how good a coach he is. What's wrong with radio