The composite upper is real and is legal for class racing. Find a dealer with stock may be an issue though.I think the composite top section was pushed out without a vote by the class membership. This is what worries me about this whole new rig scenario. We JUST changed to more expensive top sections, (which is an option) and the MKII sail. Now the new radial $1,000 bottom section has been pushed out, but can't be used for the 2020 Olympics, (correct?). Who's going to buy this thing, or a new composite top section or any new sails at all with things so up in the air at this point? I for one really need a new MKII sail, but am not chomping at the bit like I was to buy one with everything that's happened in the last 48 hrs. The class needs to step it up on getting proper communications to members regarding their plans. This has a bit of a WSO feel to it and I'm not a fan.