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    All about to kick off....

    The boats won't become worthless - it isn't in any party's interest for that to happen, so why would it? Good luck with your run for president. I'd suggest starting by reading the class constitution. Maybe you can get there in 10-15 years, if you start out by getting involved at the district...
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    All about to kick off....

    Yes, it could be a class legal torch built by PSA (or by LP before their contract was cancelled), except that the torch class doesn't actually exist yet - it's just a website and a logo. No class association, no class rules, no organised racing, no affiliation with any governing body. I think...
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    All about to kick off....

    Fair enough, the point is that it still shows it's a rebadged LP boat, not a new hull from one of the new Torch builders. A little bit disappointing as posting the photo shows an intent to deceive.
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    All about to kick off....

    Problem is that in every one of the 160 districts around the world there will be discussions, and potentially disputes, about whether or not to change, how the change should happen. In my district we would have to change our constitution (we are an incorporated association, our constitution is...
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    All about to kick off....

    Indeed they aren't. They wouldn't have the ISAF plaque visible in 'Scheidt' photo if they were...
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    All about to kick off....

    With respect, ILCA membership is absolutely, completely, utterly, irrevocably relevant. People who care about the future of the class should join the class and be active in the class. That's the foundation that our entire sport is built on. If you are genuinely that upset about the actions of...
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    All about to kick off....

    Plus Chris Spencer, representing the Aust/NZ builders who are firmly aligned with Kirby. So both sides in this debate are on the World Council. This isn't about supporting LPE, or supporting Kirby. It's about supporting the Class. The ILCA aren't on one side or the other - they are trying to...
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    benchmarks

    20 hours a week on the water is fairly typical but this varies depending on what's coming up. Cycling is very popular off the water for base cardio fitness - most of the top sailors spend a lot of time on the bike. A lot don't spend much time in the gym.
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    All about to kick off....

    Information posted recently on the ILCA website: Update on the Ongoing Dispute Between Bruce Kirby, Inc. and LaserPerformance On March 4, 2013, Bruce Kirby, Inc., filed a complaint in the U.S. Federal Court system, District of Connecticut, with respect to the ongoing dispute between Bruce...
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    Radial outhaul setting different on each tack?

    Do you have your cunningham led down one side of the boom? That can make the sail set a little differently on each tack.
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    All about to kick off....

    Yes that's true, but my point was that ILCA were acting to protect their member's interests - any potential downside to BK was a byproduct of that action rather than the intent. ILCA weren't 'taking sides' - they were acting in the interests of their own membership. The rule change would not...
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    All about to kick off....

    BK's claim against ILCA (and ISAF) is about supplying building plaques since he terminated the LP building contract late last year. The rule change doesn't come into it. What the documentation does provide is a much clearer insight into what was going on between the various parties back when...
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    Stuff it Kirby!!

    The Opti model works pretty well - the "we build faster boats than you" factor is the only problem but it's pretty much marketing with no substance. Sails and spars are a different story, but they do need to be tailored to the kid's size so strict one design isn't really possible there. That...
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    2012 Laser Masters Worlds

    Is it just me or is this getting ridiculous? Four months until the Masters Worlds and no Notice of Race, no entry form, no web site with any real information. If this doesn't start moving quickly the delays are going to have a serious impact on entry numbers and the quality of the regatta. We...
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    Stuff it Kirby!!

    My understanding is that class rule changes can be approved by the ISAF class rules sub-committee at any time through the year. If the committee says no the class has 30 days to comment and the committee will then reconsider. If they say no again, ILCA can refer the change to the ISAF Council...
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