Yes, when boating I prefer to see blue sky, rather than a wall of water in front of me. <gg>
Funny part is on the sailing race across the Atlantic to the U.K., the sailboats were 70 to 260 feet, the waves were seven feet off Pert Amboy, but I did not see mention of any problems with the sea conditions at the start. <gg>
Later, many of the sailboats were damaged by strong storms offshore. Gotta give those sailboaters credit. No way would I be out there.