RE: About specifics-re requirements for Q-Master
Phipps, Victor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 08:30:52 -0700
>>Part of the test for the Quartermaster cruise, is training. If the
>>Quartermaster applicant must take over the wheel in an emergency, her or she
>>has failed to properly train the crew. He fails. If the adult must step in,
> >he fails. The test is not just seamanship, it is the ability of the
>>Quartermaster to command, train, delegate,supervise, anticipate, plan, Etc.
A quartermaster can train his crew to the best of his ability, and show
them how to handle situations that he has been in. I don't beleave that
a quartermaster should be failed because they took the wheel when an
emergincy arose that they could not prepare the crew for because they
themselfs have not seen this danger before.