I admit, I could have passed him downwind but it was pretty light wind, and i'm not as good as him when it comes to downwind/light wind sailing . It's not like it was for one tack of the race. It was the whole time! Don't you think its a little rude to follow someone the whole race? I mean i was trying everything to shake him off. I even tried to tack and then tack right back thinking he would let me go, but it didn't work. If everyone did this sailing would be only about the starts and downwind legs.