Is there anything that a skipper does that really drives you crazy?
Amen: Yeah, I've snapped back at my skipper. Sometimes, if my skipper is completely out of line, I drop the jib sheet and say, "You try and sail the boat without me!" But the worst thing is when my skipper gets an award and doesn't thank his crew at the awards ceremony. That drives me crazy; the rest I can deal with!
Bonney: Occasionally, a skipper's fixation with a tiny amount of inconsequential water in the boat can be annoying, but it's understandable. I've also noticed that as I've gained confidence in crewing, I get a little bit defensive and indignant when commanded to do something. My regular skipper doesn't do this, and I only react to people I know well, but I've definitely snapped at one person I can think of-all in good fun, of course.