And to all those folk around the world who like to mock Americans' love for the Sunfish, let's note that after his Olympic career was over, Paul Foerster raced in the Sunfish class and won the 2008 Sunfish Worlds. If the Sunfish is good enough for Olympics medalists, it's good enough for me.It's all about money and talent. I was a member of RCYC when Paul Forester was making his Olympic runs in the 470 class. His sailing abilities were, (and still are I believe) freakish. Anyway, back in 2000 it took like $80k a year to support a proper 470 campaign due to the world travel, (mostly Europe) needed to compete with the proper caliber people and stay on top of the latest "tweaks" happening with the boat. I believe it took him 3 cycles to finally get his gold and he was out after that. However, on the last campaign the story is US Sailing came to him late in the game as they believed he was one of their best bets for a gold, (literally weeks before the US trials and offered $$'s in support to get him on board) he hooked up with Kevin and the rest is history. Oh, and pretty sure he's an actual rocket scientist as well so brains help..