Agree. Some debate about the mast though. It is likely we will have to go carbon at some point. Like any class, you can spend a little or a fortune on carbon mast with vastly different performance and that is a problem. Perhaps a one-design mast could work for the class but then means the price ends up higher than a free market price. A two spreader mast might also be beneficial at that point (currently legal anyway)Some years back, Perth sail maker Graham Hill modded a LW Sharpie that had an asymmetric kite and bow-pole. It also had a square top mainsail.
As much as I respect the blokes work with the local Sabre/shark fleet. I thought this was a bad idea. LW Sharpies are sweet boats as they are and the class is still strong throughout Australia.