I have just found out that from 2009 onwards Masters World Championships will have a restricted entry with numbers of places being allocated to countries. Is this not against the general principals of the more social aspects of masters sailing? Yes, it is important for the top sailors to have good quality sailing but the fleet system can sort that out. At Terrigal I am told there were problems with dealing with the number of fleets from a single start line. Surely then two separate courses with independent start finish lines would solve that problem. These events are unique events to foster the sport and give those of us in our middle age years opportunities and excuses to travel to new places. It's disappointing that those of us who languish in the middle of the fleet can no longer do that. So what do other sailors think? Should we lobby ILCA for a change? Do we need to have other events that can take the place of the WC's for those of us who would never qualify?