The committee met, and offered a rating of 48 that includes the use of the water ballast. The rating without is 78. The declaration is for the season.
I took the 48. It was harder than I thought. It’s going to be hard sailing to that rating. But looking at the fleet maybe I can be first to finish. I’m in the Superior division with the big guys. That’d be fun. It’s better that sailing slower to ‘optimize’ the rating.