You are exactly right!
Jamie, I agree.
I think the guy missed the point. You have met me, even turtled with me and hopefully in the little amount of time we had on our boats you would be able to tell that:
1. I would not be dishonest.
2. I would not promote any kids to go to a bar instead of sailing.
bphendri12, I am sorry that you came to this conclusion about me over the rules concerning the comptip.
I was just expressing areas of concern over the rule. Don't worry though because I have decided to race open class racing.
I find two great pleasures in sailing. The freedom of being on the water itself and whipping up on Nacras, Prindles, Darts, Aquacats, and all of the other makes out there.
Sometimes I beat them, sometimes I don't. But it sure feels good when they post the race results and I can tell the other guys, "You should have bought a Hobie."
By the way John, it is ironic that the comptip is such a big issue. If you check IHCA Class racing rule #10.1 it states:
10.1 The Hobie 18 Magnum shall be raced with wings supplied by the Hobie Cat Co.
This already puts you at a weight disadvantage everytime you race with Hobie 18s. Most of the guys that I know with Magnums take their wings off and race with us, but they could be protested. I would never do it simply because I know that they don't know any better. Plus it helps us make class, which nowadays is becoming harder and harder.
Live long, sail fast, and always keep the pointy end up.