This is the perspective that one would have unless one was being paid by WS. Any ideas what ‘newsletter’ that would be?


Today, the delegates of the World Sailing Council are asked to either vote for their conscience or for offshore.


This is a sad day for sailing.


Just a few months ago, I was told what happened with a protest at a prominent international youth regatta. The sailor was clearly in the wrong, and he knew it. In front of the jury, the sailor attempted an explanation, but unconvincingly. Most of us have gone through that. Nothing exceptional.


But what occurred then was much more interesting. The jury explained at lengths, an in a very pedagogical manner, what the sailor should have done. In this particular case, it was to have retired from the race. Yes there was a sanction, a disqualification, but much more importantly, the Jury acted in a very sensible way, explained at lengths its decision, and provided this youth sailor with a lesson. A lesson for life.


Read on.