People who aren't class members trying to tell us class members how we should run our class.
People who admit they aren't lawyers trying to pontificate about complex legal matters.
People who don't even know their breach from their breech.
For the record this is a breach. It is all about when something or somebody breaks something. Like a contract for example.
On the other hand, this is a breech. It means the back end of something. You wear breeches to cover your breech.
If someone writes about "breech of contract" they are talking out of their breech.
But I really should be more charitable and stop making fun of my fellow sailors. God knows I've written more than my fair share of ill-informed utter nonsense in my time on this blog. So apologies to anyone who is offended by what's written above.
It is hard to find real words of wisdom on the topic. But here are a few...
1. A very wise man said recently on Sailing Anarchy what I felt like saying myself to some of the forum posters...
Are you going sailing this evening or are you just going to continue wasting your time trying to write your endless one sided drivel describing other people's business affairs about which your information is insufficient to form an opinion ?
2. Bertrand Russell knew a thing or two about Laser sailors and Internet forums too, when he said...
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
3. But I think that well-known Laser sailor Jerry Garcia summed up best how most Laser sailors feel...
The whole thing is remembering, this is who we are.
Remember who we are?
We are in reality a group of misfits, crazy people, who have voluntarily come together to work this stuff out and do the best we can and try to be as fair as we possibly can with each other, and just struggle through life.
We crazy people who sail Lasers may not all be class members but we all care about the future of the game. Our passion for the game may lead some of us misfits to take sides in this dispute, even though we haven't even heard the arguments from every side yet. But come what may, we will somehow work this stuff out and find a way to carry on playing our game of racing plastic ironing boards.
We will survive.