Legally, we were within our rights to protest, but somehow it really did not feel right to me. I should've said something, and tried to dissuade my helm from making an issue out of it. But I realize now, he has a different attitude about how to conduct the race. For him, racing is war, and any advantage must be taken. I'm sure this is partly why he's so good. But for me, racing is much more about testing your skills against other people that you like and respect, and not necessarily pressing every possible advantage. Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age, but I would've handled this incident differently and wish I'd done more to avert the situation.