Evidence does not lie, but people often do. People do this to cover up insecurity and to protect their mistakes. It is tough to admit our wrongs.

People of courage can admit when they are wrong. They have character that realizes their responsibility in the framework of action. Essentially they hold themselves accountable.

It may take repetitive mistakes to surrender to the reality of the evidence.

We understand, its similar to training methods where our instructors are guiding and correcting safety behaviors, but our students are willing to learn. They actually are SEEKING this criticism to generate success!


Many let their pride hold them hostage and cause harm to those around them. Mainly because its a convenient behavior that serves them from succeeding. If they can get more people on that team, they create a lesser capable experience and they can hide behind false flags.

Success is not afraid of failure, in fact embracing failure is the key to succeeding and not repeating it!

Typically haphazard operators are often masked by false heroics and encouraged because when someone is wrong, its easier to surround yourself with more wrong to protect the wrong, and that does not make it right!

The strongest type of evidence is that which provides direct proof of the truth of an assertion.

They are easy to see in photos, videos and online stories, and each of these operators can be helped to develop the proper mindset needed to be a Coxswain. Even instructors are not immune to redemptive behaviors after course review of results. Video is very helpful in these remedial actions.

Does anyone scrutinize their videos before they load them for the world to review? If the obvious mishap is the relevant focal point of a video, the intention is clear. They are seeking negative attention at the sake of risking an accident.

They fail to realize that their career is at stake and that maritime law does not permit excuses seen in video presentations. In fact maritime law will use these videos as case example for prosecution.

We wrote the book on Rescue Water Craft and evidence was our teacher.


Our community has a lot of newbies who are not well versed in boat operations, but they are out there and performing. They are enjoying their experiences but are not exactly applying themselves towards learning anything that would be helpful.

Most are just imitating poor behaviors that will lead them to a mishap or an injury. Let’s not do this. You get to make your mind up right now what kind of RWC operator you want to be?

Once I had a surfer attack my professionalism because theirs was under scrutiny of a Personal Water Craft mishap they were in control of and were lucky to not have killed someone or harmed themselves. He accused me of only having theory to share and not knowing my business. Cheap shot and closed the door to learning something that could have helped him but he preferred to protect his future reputation with reckless and negligent operations of a motorized vessel. That means something! And its wrong.

This is what happens when people are afraid of knowledge and cannot understand what contributions they make for their mishaps. This man is still creating mishaps operating in denial fully fueling his ego. Nothing learned, nothing gained, surrounded by poor mentors who are just as fearful as he is.

Let’s call it what it is and not sugar coat a lie.

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Posted: June 12, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.


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