There are four important rules of sailing: 1.) Keep the water out of the boat. 2.) Keep the people in the boat. 3.) Do not hit anything. 4.) Look good.
There is also a corollary to Rule #4, Do not be the entertainment. In the accompanying photo we somebody violating Rules 3& 4. Coming in late to Clipper Cove he anchored in a quiet part of the cove at high tide. By the time he woke up, the tide had gone out, and his boat had drifted over toward the beach, and as the tide kept going out he ended up like this:
Don’t be this guy!