I have communicated to Malcolm and the owner that in our view she remains a Gunboat for Gunboat Class purposes, albeit an incredibly customized and tweaked one. She will be welcome to race in our events when she is ready. This 66 looks really exciting. Congrats guys. Looks like a weapon.
The Gunboat Class relies on Harry Dunning to weigh and measure to his formula for class ratings. Sail area, foil type and depth all have factors. All of the older boats are getting tweaks, larger sails, new boards, and in some cases taller rigs. Am sure it may take a year or two to get the factors accurate, but Harry's work has shown to be pretty close when applied to the past year or two of races.