Well, I seriously think a Jean le Cam non foiler could be competitive. He was 4th last time even with conservative sailing after the hull partial delamination. They say it was "unusual" conditions for the VG last time, but also say the same about this TOR, so maybe more variable conditions are becoming the norm. I'm itching to see how Jean's new designed non foiler performs. "Yes we Cam" in his capable hands was no slouch.I doubt it's a gamble. Seems like a cost cutting measure. Noone can seriously think boats without foils are competative after the last round.