Captain Edgar - anticipation is the key

Navigating a boat requires some skills and an important skill is to anticipate problems.
Boats do not have specific routes like a car does. It is the role of the captain to set the route of the boat and anticipate the time taken for the journey and the amount of fuel the boat will need.
Anticipation is a real skill whether it is used on boats or in the real life. It helps you in taking a decision and to anticipate future problems due to this decision.
On a boat it is often used specially if you enter a busy harbour as a boat does not have brake like other road vehicles. We need to anticipate what the other boats will do if you do a turn or something like that to avoid collision.