To which I will respond with two words, and they won't be "Bottle Port." I find it incredulous that something so inocuous yet which solves a simple problem and again, does not in any way enhance, alter or change the performance of the boat would be thought of as illegal. It would seem to me that if a rank amateur like myself could find out that Clam Cleat makes a version if the so-called "class legal" cleat with a hole in it, then Laser Performance or the esteemed members of the ILCA Rules Committee could do the same and take more of a proactive approach to this sort of thing. Otherwise, they will end up like NASCAR. Nevertheless, I will submit a pic of the offending infernal device to the powers-that-be for their assessment. Regardless of the outcome, I will be putting one on my boat.