What SFBayLaser said makes a lot of sense to me. The problem is: his reasons are based on conjecture it seems. It's really annoying to be asked to vote when it's apparent that our information is at best incomplete and one sided. However: to those of you thinking the rule change could devalue Global Sailing's rights to the boat. Legally that should only be possbile if GS and LPE agreed on a royalty contract that refers to the ILCA rules. Because in most industrialized countries contracts between two parties cannot be legally binding for third parties, i.e. whatever we GS and LPW agreed upon at some point should not limit our right to define our class rules and whateber we as class members agree upon for our class rules should not alter their contract. The rule change might alter the economical background for the GS-LPE contract or their contractual dispute. So do your everyday decisions as a consumer, whether or not to buy a boat, parts, whatever. That is the risk any entrepreneur takes in a free market economy. Why should we let that influence our decision about what is best for our interests?