‘Below Deck’ from Kate Chastain shows why rank is so important in sailing: Below Bravo is a continuously moving theme rank on the deck. When Bosun João Franco from below the deck Mediterranean questioned Captain Sandy Yawn recommendations on how to fix a jet ski, he seemed lost when he disregarded his rank (and knowledge) on it.
Ranks have also been a running topic during the current season of the deck below. Chef Kevin Dobson is the way in commanding the tried-on internal team of muscles. Also, Bosun Ashton Pienaar demanded full compliance with the Lower Deckhands. While some crew members have abused the power of their ranks, why does the subject come up so often?
Chief Stew Kate Chastain offered insight when she dished on the closed mouth with the Olivia Caridi podcast. Caridi wanted to know why rank was such a priority.
Rank protects everyone
Kate Chastain shared that when he first got into sailing, he didn’t even understand what the big deal was with the ranks on the boats. Chastain says, “In real jobs, I would never be so, so rank-obsessed.” But it took me a while when I started to understand why rank was important for working on boats in real life. I kind of thought that whoever was in a high position in life and used it was a shock.
But, “That’s why the Army ranks, it’s the same for sailing,” he shares. “Because we’re out in the ocean and it’s for safety [and] it’s for the order. And once that clicked in my head, why the organization, in general, is so important, it really makes me feel like my real-life Helped.
So, “the boat has to be organized, everything is labelled; everything is put where it goes,” he continues. “Everything has a place, and that’s not how I used to live my life at all.” But she says that everyone needs to learn order at some point in their lives, keeping accurate with the hierarchy. Bottom line, without ranks on boats, “it was chaos if there was no rank,” she says.
She orders review
Apparently, the captain holds the highest rank. She says, “The captain is the highest rank, and then there is a first friend, and we have them on the boat in the show, but they are not on camera.” “And then the chief stew, like there. And the chef is actually on a very high ranking, but not really because they don’t have anyone below them. They are in their own solar system.
“I worked my way up, and I was a terrible yacht at first,” she shares. During a recent episode, Kate Chastain worked on the first ferry he lived in a while in Thailand. “Oh, my God if that’s my first boat, I’m going to cry, and sh * t myself,” Chastain says to deckhand Riley Gerber. Actually, this is the first boat of Chastain.
During the episode, she shares that she had not seen the boat in 10 years and that it is the reason she fell in love with sailing. She says, “I had sex on that boat, and all my hostesses on that boat were messed-up. Chastain continues,” The last time I saw this boat, I was being fired in Freeport, the Bahamas. It is like watching his long lost love from out of town by accident.
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