We don't Gybe
True, but we do gain rights and when we do that we have to give room. That is my problem because room is a matter of opinion. At Excalibur there was a question of whether room was given and I was very glad that I did not need to give an opinion. Both of the guys involved knew the rules as well as I did. Would the boat that had established the overlap - too close in my opinion - have given room as the other boat altered course. I have no idea and am happy not to have had to put my opinion above the skills of the racers.
Similarly on a gybe a lot of people will respond and not let the main out fully - therby keeping clear. They are entitled to gybe in a seamanlike manner - does this mean letting the main out - yes I think it does but rarely will this result in a protest.
Judgement calls will always be part of the rules. I guess I have to live with it.