as an aside, am i correct to assume you got bullied a lot in your youth?The worst are those (pathetic ) pro's who very happy to be the " big fish in a little sea". They buy a one design Jboat (with the idiotic class rules loop hole that pro's who are 100% owners can helm their boats against amateur drivers) and win just about all the local regattas to further their own commercial interests (sails, bottom prep, etc). Let's these pro's pick on some one their own size, and get off our race courses.
Why does every other "leisure" or weekend sport, individual or team, (golf, tennis, bowling, triathlon, marathons, soccer, baseball, basketball, etc) have separate leagues for weekend warriors and for those who play the game 7 days week? pro's can and should complete with pro's to see how good they really are and leave the warrior stuff to us amateurs.
IMO, A level playing field is the best way to keep one design sailing fun and competitive.