It is like too young, without many years of practice they are embarked on for senior officers or captains. A British captain (at that point 40 years at sea) told me interesting words, namely that on the wall of the Plymouth Maritime School (UK) hangs a bronze plaque fixed in 1914 with the significant inscription: "God save us from old ships and young captains. " I've been on a 10 meter boat in a storm, not sure if it looked quite like this, it was too difficult to even look-out and see, although it certainly felt just as insane. Unless you've experienced it, there's no way you can understand it. I remember thinking that slitting my wrists was very appealing at the time, it was a nightmare. What's maybe more crazy, is that it kinda makes me even more love the seas. I still have a dream of owning my own sailing yacht and sailing the world.