As a Laser sailor, I object to the proposed rule changes as preceded by <RMR> in the comments weaved into the rule text pasted below... 4.(g)(i) Sails used in the following womens events shall carry a red rhombus above the top batten pocket on both sides; <RMR> If it is a Women's event, why do we need to identify women with a rhombus? a. world or regional (continental) championships b. events described as international events by the Notice of race or Sailing Instructions <RMR> hmmm...international as opposed to continental as noted in (a)? What is regional? c. other events that prescribe in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions that women competitors should be identified.] <RMR> I do not believe that we should leave it up to anyone writing SI's to require gender based identification. I am the regatta chair for Laser Masters North Americans and also the only female registered...do I need a target on my sail? <RMR> General comment. It may be reasonable at certain events to find ways to idendify different fleets. This can be written into the SI's. It is not necessary to write this into the class rules, and the proposed rule as written is not entirely sensible.