In this dream, the designated driver was myself; and as I took my seat in controls that looked suspiciously carlike, the first part of the crossing went like a dream; so like a dream that I enjoyed the view too much and didn't concentrate quite enough; and thus entirely missed the bit of the Island I was meant to be docking on and ended up further along the coast and having to turn around and come back. Which wasn't too bad.
At the end, I entirely missed the pier and headed at full tilt for the shore. Realising, just in time, that this was a stupid thing to do, I turned the boat sharply and put on the brakes (what brakes? It's a boat!) and felt a little grit under the bottom of the boat (remarkably multimedia for dreams, having colour, sound and sensation); then managed somehow to perform a three point turn and dock it.
Suggestions as to reasons for this? Except that maybe in every programmer there is a catamaran driver trying to get out? */