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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Do you believe in the tooth fairy? Santa? Easter Bunny? Seriously, I cannot believe how naive you can be. That the world is all fluffy and we just want to go sailing in all the same boat in a 10 -15kt sea breeze with bikini girls handing us drinks at the top mark. Like it or not, the building...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Global Sailing = PS Australia, pretty simple concept. Take your boat from Australia to Europe, bet you don't come back with it!
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Well if they are building better boats then EVERYWHERE else in the world and people in Europe are prepared to pay a premium for Australian boats what does that tell you? Ringing any bells yet?!
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    The class is only strong because it is a strict one design class, no out of the box builders, only builders that for the good of the class built identical boats so your boat has a $ worth long into the future. The international Laser class measurer actually travelled to the factories and...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Global Sailing...Sorry I should clarify. Rather then saying 'no involvement in the class' I should have said 'no involvement in making the class better' or 'no involvement other then just purchasing the Patents from Mr. Bruce Kirby' or 'no involvement other then making money from building...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    The question that the ILCA is asking you is; Would you (via the ILCA) like to make the decisions on how and where the boats are made and the quality of the product and therefore cost, or would you like a private company who doesn't actually have any involvement in the class make these...
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    Ainslie's hiking pants in Beijing olympic

    http://www.queensportmarine.com.au/products_hiker.htm Ultra lite series....everyone wore them prior to Zhik....but keep in mind Bens were specially made for him.
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    Ainslie's hiking pants in Beijing olympic

    No they weren't....they were Queensport 3/4 hikers. They were the ultra lite hikers in this website....Ben, Robert and Blackburn all wore Queensport. http://www.queensportmarine.com.au/products_hiker.htm
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    Ainslie's hiking pants in Beijing olympic

    They are Queensport 3/4 pants. I believe he would have worn the ultra light pair which is 3mm. in 2008 the grey was made with white stitching tape. Queensport were one of the hikers on the market and in my opinion still the best made with the highest ride. Ben, Robert and Blackburn all wore...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    Thanks for the reply Ian. Obviously without being an 'insider' this is a theory, however a well formed one. You see under the previous arrangement it was illegal under the Constructors Agreement for Manufacturers to sell Lasers into other Manufacturers areas. So europe couldn't sell to...
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    2011 Rule Changes - Fundamental Rule

    This is a pretty simple concept. Prior to Global Sailing obtaining the ownership of the design from Bruce Kirby, all Manufacturers paid a royalty to both Bruce Kirby and ILCA and in later years ISAF as a registered international class. To Kirby for designing a boat that we all love & to...
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