I'm signed up for another 2 years. Thank you Laser class people for doing what you do!
Now about the class sail................. ;-)
Now about the class sail................. ;-)
Good on you!!I pay my dues because, (even after all my bitching about the sail and worrying about the current builder) I still believe in the class. Nothing is perfect. This class will survive because despite everything it is, and will remain, the best game in town!
Maybe this will be a little better??????????Good on you!!
as I believe..
A sales pitch for Laser sailing is always a great thing..
What do you mean when you write you "believe in the class?"
I believe in the class like I believe in Real Estate. It's down for now, but it will come back. Maybe not as strong as it was. Like the price of Gold will go back down and come back up again
There is zero intent to be a wise guy about this and I am pretty certain you don't mean it like believe in Santa or the Easter Bunny or a certain religion.
Leave the Easter Bunny out of this. Santa's gonna leave you coal next year!
I don't think you mean it like Penn State grads might believe in Joe Paterno.
So.. as you give funds to this "class you believe in," How do you think those funds help the class to fulfill wahtever it is you believe in??
It allows the class to continue in their managing capacity for better or worse. One thing that will shut down class organization is for everyone to stop paying dues. We may be in a little down trend now, but everything runs in cycles given there is enough support in place to support an uptrend.
Remember, this is not meant as anything but an attempt to drag out "one man's reasons for sending dough to the class."
There are probably a hundred pitches writte by me available to anybody with a search engine.
My guess is you have a few other pitches of your own.
My pitch is you gotta be a member to be allowed to bitch. Then the bitching members have to try and help if they can or at least be available to help. Even if it's at a grass roots level. Remember me offering to be the LP US Rep? Hell, I was serious! No one ever replied and I know enough "higher ups" look around here. I guess I shot a little high on that one.
No offense but "I believe in them" doesn't move me one inch closer to a checkbook..
If you want it to shut down then don't pay.
I suspect it doesn't move as many as you wish to influence.
and I "believe" in your desire to make a lot more effective pitch.
Please give it another shot!!!
I'm glad you went there first. I agree about US Laser sailing. It is strong. I can't speak for how things are going for the rest of the world. I also like the LAser Sailor mag. While our NA level class management has been very quiet in the past few months many districts seem strong. D11 is doing a great job of promoting themselves here and as nearly a lifelong member of D12 I feel our district is fairing well.Hey, let's be a bit positive about Lasering.
LaserPerformance may be down, but participation at regattas that I attended in the recent past was good, if not excellent.
US Laser Masters in Charleston SC
District 11 championships had a record number of sailors
Hangover regatta (Potomac River Sailing Club) had a record number of sailors under dreary conditions
The Class had a hand in the first two events. And Jon, our District 11 cheerleader, has been superlative in getting us out on the water.
Finally, as Fred requested, I do like reading Laser Sailor, a publication orchestrated by the Class Office.
Sorry if this post presents a US view on the state of Laser Nation, but that's the topic.
I bought a new boat a few years back from LP in the UK. They gave me a very odd look when I asked if it included a years membership to the CA.... then people wonder why the CA struggles to recruit.....I got a free year's membership when I bought my brand new boat. Do they still do that?
Welcome back!Ok, I'll admit I've let my membership lapse for a few years, I've been on sea duty with the Navy for several years and surfice it to say my skills are needed at the tip of the spear. However I've recently transfered to shore duty for a few years to rest and recoup and I can actually spend time sailing, being with my wife, and other things that I enjoy in life, so year, I felt I ought to renew my membership...
Rah Rah!!!!You can always visit this page to help see why its worth joining the Laser Class.
In addition its worth noting that ILCA-NA has returned to the monthly renewal system where the month you join will become your renewal month in the future.
And, finally, see my next thread for a very good reason to not only join the Laser Class this year but to do it soon!