Your Bad Day at the Office is No Laughing Matter
It's easy to snigger. A boat drives into a wharf. Two yachts collide.
Sure, sometimes it's funny. But does anyone realise just how easily and quickly a situation can turn bad at sea or in port?
Does anyone really understand how hard your job actually is? That you do it in one of the world's most demanding environments?
Most people have a bad day at the office and shrug it off. You aren't so lucky. A bad day at the office can mean a scratch on the hull. Or it can mean serious damage to the boat or (even worse) one of your crew mates.
When we saw this compilation by
The Sea Lad
, we were struck by how many times the crew put themselves at risk to protect their yacht. And by the fact that they often weren't to blame for what was happening.
Viewed from that perspective, this video isn't so much entertaining as it is instructional. Yachting is hard. And yacht crew do a difficult job well, regardless of a tiny number of incidents that suggest otherwise.