Re: Ross Bennett's Olympic Path Just trying to help you be realistic. It will go a long way in helping you get donations or support from your club if the budget makes sense. Also, if folks are going to give you money they will want to see an aggressive schedule with you being on the water, in a Laser, at big events. That's what their dollars will be going toward. They are not paying for you to be a part time weekend warrior they will want to see you competing at a level that is consistant with winning an olympic berth or at least going aggressively in that direction. If you post things you have to expect people to comment on it. BTW. I'd budget for 2 new top sections. Especially if your other 2 are already bent.