I bought a light #1 genny from National (Dirk) many yrs ago and always placed in the top 3. I carried it in a little heavier air than designed many a time and only re-broad seamed it once on 3 seams to move the bag forward and stay competitive. Dirk represents Rolly Tasker in Phuket Thailand. MANY of the large name lofts use off shore manufacturing locations. If you want an American Loft for racing, or that personal touch, Pineapple Sails in Alameda, CA would be my choice.