Ross - just think. How many Laser sailors are there in North America? Tens of thousands maybe? How many are current class members? A few thousand maybe? So why would a guy like you full of great ideas want to work with the old geezers like me who dominate the current minority class organization? You should start your own Laser class for the majority who are not in the current old geezer class. Charge $5 a year membership, hold the AGM at Hooters, and provide free beer. Pass motions legalizing JC straps, home made hulls, and carbon fiber daggerboards. Organize Not_the_official_Laser_class regattas and charge $2 entry fees and provide free beer. Run a campaign to be President of the Galactic_not_the_official_Laser_class on a platform of JC straps for all (and free beer). Go for it kiddo. Don't believe you're gonna have more time when you're out of college. You'll never have more time and energy to change the world than you have now. Kick some butt. Carpe diem.