Tillerman has inadvertently given Polka Dot Racing its new motto:
"Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends."
Tillerman was talking about his blog-reading speed and Mr. Shakespeare was discussing executions but on a finely-tuned race boat like Lady Bug it can apply to many things. I was reading Quantum's crew-trimming guide and it mentioned that proper hiking can add .1 knot of boat speed which equates to about 2 minutes over a typical course. So the lesson is if everyone delays getting into proper position, we can easily lose 2 minutes, a very dangerous end.
Missing a layline can delay a boat unnecessarily, the same goes for slow trimming or bad gybes. Each delay puts you closer to dangerous ends, my new name for DFL.