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Who's Better: Sailing or Motor Yacht Crew?

Aug 27th 08
By Matt Gomez

Who's better: Sailing or motor yacht crew? That is the question...

Frequent contributor Kate Hubert, an avid sailor, stokes the fires of debate in her excellent blog post [CLICK HERE], which suggests sailing and motor yacht enthusiasts should challenge one another to an Olympic-style competition for supremacy.

Not a bad idea...better alert the organizers for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, or maybe the local pub owner at your favorite marina watering hole.

Without the power and money to create such a spectacle today, how about participating in a flash poll?


Would you rather work on a sailing yacht or motor yacht? Why?

As Kate writes in her blog:

"I’m always interested to find out if crew are confirmed sailors, or whether they would no more work on a sailing yacht than stick pins in their eyes. But is it true that there is any kind of snobbery or cliqueiness? Sailors can be purists, and a little too proud of their salty heritage and ability to cross oceans using just the wind and navigate using a piece of string and a mirror…. But are they right to think of motor yacht crew as little more than floating hoteliers with a unhealthy love of diesel? Once a sailor, always a sailor?"

Those sound like fighting words.... Are sailing yacht crew better than motor yacht crew? Does pulling a few lines and sheets make you superior? Or does motor yacht speed triumph over all?


Don't be shy -- let the sparks fly!


Vote in our poll, which you'll find at the right side of this page, and leave your personal comments below.

Have an opinion. State your case. Let your passions be known and stoke that rivalry on the high seas.


Sailing or motor yacht? You be the judge. See what you started, Kate?



Rating  Average 4.5 out of 5

  • Our Motor Yacht has over 50% crew that either sail, sailed or will sail. One is not better than the other they are equally who prefers the sailing life should do just that sail and those who are motor heads can rail it out...have fun out there!
    Posted by Chef Peter_1 12/09/2008 00:15:24

  • That statement is entirely untrue!!! There are many reasons a sailing yacht would anchor instead of docking. Draft for one, if it's a big boat they might draw too much to get into a slip. Any other sailors out there wanna back me up on this?
    Posted by Jolea 31/08/2008 18:01:49

  • Most Sail Boat captains Must find docking too hard a task as they only come in close, Drop the hook then come to the dock in a little rubber boat to bounce off, or just on to the beach to skip the docking all together. What is up with that?
    Docking Master
    Posted by Captain Curtis 30/08/2008 02:41:11

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