Any new news?

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by monkey_feet, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. monkey_feet

    monkey_feet Arlington, TX

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Don't want to kick the hornet's nest, but has anyone heard if this LP mess is getting worked out?
     
  2. fat-n-old

    fat-n-old Member

    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
  3. Mrs. P

    Mrs. P Member

    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
  4. jeffers

    jeffers Active Member

    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    That and I believe the ISAF have told them they need to go back to the membership before bringing a proposal to the ISAF meeting (can't remember where I read that though, think it was somewhere on the ISAF website).
     
  5. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
  6. Mrs. P

    Mrs. P Member

    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    My earlier comment was just an amusing find at the trademark office while searching to see if they had applied for the new Laser name.

    On a serious note ... exactly what was the proposed change to the Laser Construction Manual that the ILCA was seeking? Was the membership not consulted because the ILCA is still trying to push through the fundamental rule change?
     
  7. TonyB

    TonyB Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Most likely they were trying to push through the new standard sail and top section. Membership consultation and voting isn't required to change the Construction Manual. ISAF evidently thought that some formal consultation would still be a good idea, even if the rules don't require it.
     
  8. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I believe the class membership is due an update of some form.
     
  9. sprayblond

    sprayblond Member

    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    So... Do I buy a new standard sail - or do I wait for the new version? And what about top mast?
     
  10. Pedal-Force

    Pedal-Force Member

    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I've been out of the loop for a year or so. Is there some sort of a primer on how screwed up the Laser class is now? Is it better or worse? The Laser fleet at my club is almost dead, and I'm guessing all the politics mess isn't helping. Really sad state of affairs.
     
  11. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    38

    Not to be rude but....well.... Maybe you oughta focus on your own name use problems...

    http://www.mrsp.com/
     
  12. Mrs. P

    Mrs. P Member

    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Oh crap! Infringers everywhere! But I'll take a writing site over a breastfeeding site that focuses on teaching the fine art of sucking. Though I have to admit ILCA.org is much easier to make fun of. The new Laser could be called the Suckers and the new logo could be a baby's puckered up lips ... but that might look a little bit like an asshole.
     
  13. Mrs. P

    Mrs. P Member

    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    You haven't missed a thing. We're in the exact same place as we were a year ago. No primer necessary. But if you want to catch up on LP, here is a good primer: http://www.impropercourse.com/2012/06/laserperformance-united-unions.html
     
  14. monkey_feet

    monkey_feet Arlington, TX

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Thanks. It's too bad to see this happening to the class. We need to start a movement to get Melges to buy LP. At least those guys know how to make a boat and manage a company.
     
  15. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    48
    You assume LP wants to sell.. I don't believe they do. They most likely believe they are managing their company just fine (maximizing their profits)

    I believe they are working towards resolving their parts shortages, by having their dealers buying direct from the OEM suppliers. May be a whole 'nother can o' worms, but that's for another day..
     

Share This Page