It is clear that as an accountant you enjoy tallying up and down votes much more than racing sailboats.Back to the issue: If you were such a great guy 18 years ago, what happened? Your current "results" are a -135 (and another -640 as akaGP)
As for me, I am the same person that I have always been as an adult who never cared about popularity votes. As stated previously, while you were trying to get elected to the Student Council, I was boinking the Prom Queens.
During the last >50 years I have successfully raced sailboats in USA, Canada, Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
I've competed in Block Island Race Week, Charleston Race Week, Miami Race Week, Key West Race Week, various SORC multiple week events, and NOOD Regattas in San Diego, St. Petersburg, and Chicago.
I competed in the Marina Del Ray to Puerto Vallarta Race, Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco Race, and numerous MEXORC Regattas; once with Dennis Conner on his N/M41 RELIANCE.
I competed in various National and North American One Design Championships.
I represented U S SAILING Area K at two Lloyd Phoenix Regattas in Long Beach.
At this point I am getting my J/100 ready for racing so that I will be able to contribute constructive comments based on what I learned on the water.