Boating has a tradition of trashing sailboaters, a.k.a., blow-boaters, snailboaters, and all the rest. I've done it, too. But I can't do it any longer. I can't continue to live a lie. As they say in 12-step programs: "Hi, I'm David and I'm a sailor. I started when I was 17 and still take an occasional puff." While I'd like to keep my job, I offer no defense. In fact, (drum roll, please, as my paychecks come to a screeching halt), I suggest that you do the same. No, don't give up power. I may be honest, but I'm not an idiot. However, if you want to become a real boater, I believe you should learn to sail - and a lot more.