PI: A good friend of mine, Vince Brun, once said, "When you have boatspeed then you look like the world's best tactician. When you don't have good speed, it's impossible to have good tactics." In some ways it's true. A lot of times the simplistic thing to do is to look at the boats and say, "They're more or less even, therefore when they go right and left and back together again, it's all tactics." But, that's an over-simplification, and there's a boatspeed factor that's mixed in there. One thing when you're analyzing it, it's dangerous to attribute all or nothing to boatspeed. That said, the problem with these boats, especially upwind, is that the tacks are costly (even though they are tacking pretty well now). Because of the short boundaries—and we saw it with the 45s—once you pick your gate, you've pretty much set up your strategy/race positioning for almost the whole beat, unless you want to spend another tack, you're going to go right or left to the boundary then bang off of it and boundary back. If you tack in the middle of the beat, it's a pretty rare thing. Then add in the mix of San Francisco Bay and the fact that the current on that part of the course can, with changing tides, be completely the opposite direction on the right edge to the left edge. It's an interesting challenge, and I think all the sailors are trying to get it right, and sometimes they don't because of the wind shifts or the current being a little bit different to what they expected. And of course when the boats come close and you have a crossing situation in the dial downs etc., then it shifts over to boat-to-boat tactics which is as much the helmsman as it is the tactician. You think of Jimmy as being the battler, the boxer etc., but Dean's been at times just as aggressive as Jimmy.