Recently much has been written and said about Kinetics in Sailing. I have read many points of view including an unfortunate comment by one very prominent leader in sailing calling many of our sailors “cheaters”. Here is my point of view.

First of all, this is competition. In any competition, one of the main goals is to win. So people do what they can to win. Like in Basketball for example; have you ever seen how much hitting and shoving goes on under the hoop? That is not legal, by the book. However, the real rules are those that are enforced. When the player gets a foul called on him he backs off