man i had no clue sailing in someone's dirty air is fast please tell me which books teach you that. obviously it was oat's foul but why would you want someone to tack in front of you like that. You must be the guy in the back of the fleet the bounces people because you have no fucking clue where you want to be going and don't understand that staying away from people, going fast, and keeping your bow pointed at the mark is how you win races. Its understandable to bounce someone if your close to the mark or holding someone out to the layline but bouncing someone early in the race so they tack right infront of you is not smart all it does is either make you tack which is slow or put you in dirty air which is also slow. Though if you hit a shift and want to tack its smart to bounce someone into the header. I bet your the type that protests phrf ratings.