E mail from carafino (and I quote)
"You do not deserve to ride and hydrofoil. We will report you to thje olympic sailing committee and moth sailing association and contact every listed moth sailor. To be aware you are a poor looser and poor sport.
You want a pissing match we will give you one.
Could you please post the entire email that you sent to him for him to post a reply like that?
The last week in Australia there was a guy who climbed a big building under construction and posted his successful climb on the internet.
The media reported this then also reported about another case of a copy cat 15yr old who got into difficulty doing the exact same climb and the cops had to be called and his mother was crying poor and that these adults are stupid for posting this for young kids to try and copy.
For a whole week in the media we have seen this reported this way.
Today I seen an interview with this guy who was successful at his climb, the interviewer was about to give him a hard time for putting it on youtube but then to my surprise he said it has been reported all wrong in the media for the last week and it turns out the 15 yr old tried to climb it the day before he did, go figure, no copycat at all, you cant trust everything you are told or hear especially if it's in another city, country or even half way around the world!
While carifino should have just developed it on the quite then sold it once it was production ready I am not taking sides and it is a real shame for all concerned this is all playing out in public like this
but there are always usually two sides to a story