I noticed in the recently published “the laser sailor” that there will be a new system for qualification for the 2010 masters worlds (being held in the UK) and that details of how the system will work will be announced “this winter”. I think it would be a good idea if the qualification system details can be decided as early as possible (not sure why we can’t decide by this spring?) and qualification (or at least ranking order) all sorted by the end of 2009. This way those of use trying to juggle attending laser events with jobs can plan ahead. Happy to join a working group to finalize the new system if this will help to speed things up.