He asked me, “Do you sail?”
I gave it a try. The little boat was powered only by the wind, other than tiny motors that adjusted the sails in and out, and moved the rudder.
But I prefer to imagine little deck hands scurrying about, tightening this, and loosening that.
In the end, I managed to round a couple corners without capsizing his boat. I eagerly returned the controller to safer hands, and picked up my camera again. Ah, that’s better.