The glaring difference is, of course, that you Laser has the good courtesy of stopping for you and not tearing itself apart.
Not always Doc. I vividly remember the year at CORK when I fell off my Laser during a race. I hung on to the mainsheet and the boat just kept going. I think it went much faster without me onboard to slow it down! I was dragged along underwater for a few seconds and in the process lost my prescription sunglasses even though they were tied on with a croakie.
Now thats what I call a roll tack! - Funny how your next article is on roll tacks and kinetic - seems as though ORACLE will try anything to beat those Kiwis!!!!