When used to advance one’s legitimate aims, one’s opponents respect effective aggression and in many cases, admire it. Anger, however, is taboo. Because we fear the display of resentment, we object to a display of anger and presume that it is indicative of inadequate self-control. Anger may be more appropriate than some other irrational responses to resentment, but it distracts, obscures the goal, and typically fails to resolve the emotional tension. Crews do not enjoy angry skippers (nor, skippers, angry crews) and neither enjoys angry opponents. Competition—fleets, classes, and regattas—should be kept free of anger. We show our consideration for our fellow sailors by controlling ourselves. Just as when we feel fear, we prize fearlessness, so when we feel aggressive, we prize restraint.