There is no US Laser Class Association. Way back when Lasers started spreading around the world, the rest of the county associations were little more than a joke so the North American Class which was the only REAL sailing association stood as it had begun. But time and sailing politics has changed a lot We are an Olympic Class boat now and the US and Canada are now the only countries who seriously compete and who have no national Laser associations. Perhaps the old way is outmoded and we should be discussing the possibilites. I AM NOT SUGGESTING WE HAVE A BIG FIGHT AND CONSUME OUR LIMITED RESOURCES ON STUPID POLITICAL WARS!!! I am suggesting that full consideration of every sensible option should always be performed. Many people who care most about our organization and sailing will likely show up at the national championship of the (currently non existent) US Laser Class Association. Perhaps we should set up a US Association and a Canadian Association. What would we do with District 6? How would the financial situation be set up? Membership funds? Newsletters? ILCA dues? World's berths? What funding ,if any, would we give to the North American Association? At the very least, I believe we should plan an evening meeting in Corpus Christi. The meeting should be held early in the schedule of events so we have time to sort out what we learn and perhaps have a second meeting or make plans or decide who will research and report and to whom and when and why. or maybe not. Of course I would like to see five or six sailors who are between 15 and 25 years of age who would decide they need to run things and they would step up and do that. I would love to help by occasionally answering questions about class organization and management stuff but mostly I would love to just show up and sail in events organized and run by sailors who are 15 to 25 years old!!! Almost everybody who is currently involved in the management of sailing in the world has done way more than his or her lifetime fair share. Most of us who are involved in the management of sailing STARTED WHEN WE WERE AGE 15 to 25!!! The youngsters of today are better equipped to manage than we were and we are there to help if they have problems. We need to get the young people into the jobs they should be doing NOW!!! It is time to pass the torch and I would love to pass all my remaining fuel, matches, and sticks to the new kids who would decide to take over and run a US Class Association.