"Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind.
Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles."
THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
According to the Olympic Charter, established by Pierre de Coubertin, the goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
We have recieved this e-mail from BOATSPEED of Brasil:
This is the original in Portugés:
"A todos os nossos amigos e colaboradores da Boatspeed,
Informamos que em curto espaço de tempo a Boatspeed estará encerrando definitivamente as suas atividades em relação à distribuição dos produtos Laser no Brasil, bem como de produtos náuticos em geral e, se dedicando a outra área de atuação no comércio.
Antes de tudo, gostaríamos de agradecer a todos que nos prestigiaram nestes 12 anos de vida, nos quais a maioria das vezes os nossos clientes se tornaram também nossos amigos.............."
Provides co-ordination, organisation and communication for the class worldwide.
Liaison with National and International authorities.
Monitors building agreements.
Positively promotes Laser sailing worldwide.
This is one of our greatest strengths. In many other classes a lack of international communication has caused groups of sailors in different counties to become isolated and the class in that country to become extinct. This fall off in activity eventually affects the class in established countries leaving only the truly international classes well supported.
Co-ordinates International Events Calendar.
Administers the class worldwide.
And there is a bonus! It is quick to rig, it keeps you fit and is inexpensive !!!
This is the "Minuta" of the Annual Meeting of ILCA-NA
"......Brent Richards from LaserPerformance gave a report summarizing the recent changes within their company. The number of product lines at the Rhode Island manufacturing site has been decreased allowing more attention to be given to the core lines being produced there. The company has production standardization on a global basis which ensures that there is no difference in products from one continent to another. Of particular note on this idea is that the spars are now being imported to the US site and then sold to North American dealers leaving no difference between North American spars and European spars.
Richards said that there is continued work on the development of composite uppers, sail design and blades...."
I want to ask something to Mr. Brent Richards from LaserPerformance:
If I live in Uruguay, Perú, Brasil, Argentina, Chile and I want to buy a Laser for my daugther,
Where may I buy it ????
.......Rhode Island ?????? Laser Performance U.K. ????? How much is a new Laser?
En Español para Sudakas:
Brent Richards de LaserPerformance presentó un informe que resume los recientes cambios dentro de su empresa.
"...........El número de líneas de productos en Rhode Island el lugar de fabricación se ha reducido más, que permite que se preste atención a las líneas básicas que se producen allí.
La empresa cuenta con la producción de normalización a nivel mundial que garantiza que no hay diferencia en los productos de un continente a otro.
De particular interés en esta idea es que los palos están siendo importados a los EE.UU. y luego vendidas a los distribuidores de América del Norte dejando ninguna diferencia entre América del Norte y Europa.
Richards dice que hay una labor continua en el desarrollo de compuestos, diseño de velas, orzas y timones..........."
Quiero preguntarle algo al Señor Brent Richards de LaserPerformance:
Si vivo en Uruguay, Perú, Brasil, Argentina y quiero comprarle un laser a mi hija,
Dónde puedo comprarlo ????
........Rhode Island ?????? Laser Performance U.K. ????? Cuánto cuesta un Lasar Nuevo ???
a company that is pursuing this business model is not interested in growing a market. It's a cost cutting exercise, resulting in lower overheads, higher profit margin. Establishing a new market is not a cost cutting exercise, it's an investment and requires a different model and executive mindset. So I'm fairly certain that Brent Richards is the wrong person to ask - maybe LaserPerformance are the wrong company to approach...period. Who else can provide what you need that is in the business of expansion rather than consolidation?
LaserPerformance may well be the assigned supplier to S.A. but if they are refusing to supply their market for economic reasons, it may be possible to get the ILCA to switch the S.A. region to the Australian manufacturer/exporter:
Performance Sailcraft Pty Ltd
Performance Sailcraft Pty Ltd are a company based in Ourimbah in the Australian state of New South Wales. Their main business area is yachts.
Performance Sailcraft Pty Ltd have 5 members of staff. International companies interested in importing from Australia are welcome to use the contact details below.
Operations Manager Maria Skulander
At a glance: Company name: Performance Sailcraft Pty Ltd Main business activities: Yachts
The obvious problem being that L.P may get twitchy at being accused of not pulling their weight. It's all money and politics afterall and if there are enough ears turned toward L.P's executive, regardless of reality, then nothing will happen.
I think the last meeting of the World Council was probably the one held in Australia at the Worlds early this year and maybe there will not be another full meeting until the next worlds in Canada in 2009.
Unfortately, I have no clue what is going on. The large blue multi sized multi colored font with emoticons just make my eyes burn. A Drew Berrymore firestarter / xmen cyclopse inferno. My sincerest apologies. Good luck with your quest Doc. Cheers, 950