Being a pro sailor is cool? According to who? And profitable? If you don't have health insurance and you sail in really high profile regattas, can you really say it's profitable?Wow. So much hate. Great sailor with the pedigree to prove it. Not his finest moment but you gotta give him props for a life well played as a pro sailor before it was cool or profitable.
I think, if what Mr Smith says is accurate, it is not him, but the administrator that deserves the most shit. Wheelchair basketball has this kind of sandbagging, too. That race entry should be available to someone who physically can't sail in another class. Perhaps Mr Smith will realize that and change classes.