From the Feedback - 25th October 2000

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Anyone can join in with our From the Feedback compilations, all you have to do is click on the blue question link at the bottom of each article, or hit the My Feedback button at the top of every page. Tell us what you think, and don't feel you have to wait for us or someone else to get around to a topic. If something is steaming you up in your class, club or pub - let us know. We'll be publishing the choicest moments from the stuff you send us - but each contribution may or may not be subjected to a rigorous process of editing for language, taste and imparted wisdom. And of course, as they so famously say at the start of anything like this, the opinions expressed in From the Feedback do not necessarily reflect those of the management, staff or investors of Instead, and much more importantly, they reflect your views. From jdudmesh I really take issue with B Nicholls comments about Team Philips. Pete, Adrian and the sponsors have been brave enough to try and introduce some genuine innovations with this boat. If they have made a mistake it has been in not allowing themselves enough time to iron out the wrinkles in this new and daring concept. All the boats competing in The Race have had problems, not just Team Philips. Given another year TP would be out there smashing records and I have every confidence that they will do just that in the near future. Pete's campaign has captured the imagination of both the yachting community and the wider population. I doubt there are many designers out there 'enjoying this procession of mishaps'. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, everybody at the top of the sailing world is rooting for Pete