It is - it's being a spoiled rich brat who acts like he made it that is not a good thing.
Remember the line a woman had about Bush Junior? Born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.
I understand that concern, but is there any evidence this is the case with young Kilroy? His dad got a pretty good head start also, but I haven't heard him being described as an entitled cunt.
Isn't the original subject of this thread evidence enough? His family has been buying him championships since he started sailing.
When you're as rich as the Kilroy clan I can maybe see buying your kid top equipment but also buying him a pro crew is beyond the pale.
It just makes his wins meaningless.
I have to disagree. Didn't he beat his own father, who also had top pro crew and prep? How is that meaningless? To me it indicates the kid has a good deal of talent/skills.
I don't know if Liam has come up through Optimists or some other junior class, but I don't think it's possible to BUY a championship when there's several hundred other boats on the line, and quite likely some bloody good young sailors amongst them.
And wouldn't there be other kids of similar age whose families have similar or even greater wealth? Nope - I say WFD. Money no doubt helps, but doesn't get a hopeless case across the line first.
I don't find the stupendous wealth to be obscene (as, for example, that Russian prick Abramovich (?)) when it's creating jobs for boat preparatuers, pro sailors, sailmakers and riggers etc. I'd rather they spend their money on that than dumping a few mill on a casino table.
I remember Jim Kilroy's famous statement that owning 2 maxi yachts was the most efficient way to redistribute wealth he had ever come across - that's an attitude to be admired in my book. I hope his grandson follows in his footsteps.