Was Kate Chastain Purposely Trying to Offend Brian de Saint Pern By Calling Him a "Yachtie"?

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Was Kate Chastain Purposely Trying to Offend Brian de Saint Pern By Calling Him a "Yachtie"?

Was Kate Chastain Purposely Trying to Offend Brian de Saint Pern By Calling Him a "Yachtie"?

The term "yachtie" can carry a negative connotation---so was Kate really trying to insult Brian or was she using it as a term of endearment?