It’s not that he rushes into head seas at full throttle. Capt. Speedalong simply forgets that he is standing, and well-braced, with his hands on that wheel. Meanwhile, his crew is getting jostled as beverages splash out of cans. Seated, the crew lacks the shock absorbency provided by bent knees and doesn’t have as substantial a handhold as a steering wheel, if there’s one at all. Some crew members may be facing abeam; being positioned 90 degrees to the direction of motion is rarely comfortable.