Let's suppose that
1) I don't let you set up on my hip to start - Option #1
2) I rub you off on another boat anywhere during .
3) I jibe away during that sequence just past the boat. Now you are either forced to jibe inside, trapped between me and the boat or break your maneuver.
There are a ton more.
Your whole strategy is based on the other boat doing what you want it to. There are counters to any starting strategy, particularly one that you know is coming.
Barley, all apologies, I just saw the above post. Here's my rebuttle:
1) If I'm dead on your transom, I can go above or below you at will easily as the second you turn up or down, you create the overlap.
2) This may be true, to which I say, well played, but again if I'm dead on your transom, it's hard to rub someone off, not impossible, but hard. If rubbed off I'll go the other way on the obstacle and meet you again on your transom.
3)If I choose to, as you bear away for your gybe, I too bear off and become leeward and stop you from gybe, the key being that I'm right on your transom.
I'm not trying to be difficult, just defending this move. Sure there are some flaws with it, but often a person may not be aware it's happening until the last minute. Typically, you can control the other boat pretty well from behind in pre start. Doing this on starboard tack is even more effective. I'm sure you've match raced before as have I too. I appreciate your constructive criticism.