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  1. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    Dick Tillman deserves a front page thread starter, not getting buried in this cesspool. He deserves - requires - much better treatment than that!
  2. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    Oh the irony! You hold a regatta under "The Laser Class" rules which won't allow ILCA boats or equipment. But then you realize you can't get sails from the benevolent LP so you grudgingly allow ILCA sails (thereby acknowledging that they are no different after all) but only if you swear allegiance to LP by crossing out the logo? I can only hope they post pictures from this event, it will be great to see this explained to World Sailing during their upcoming international status application review.
  3. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    Is the UK still on lockdown? I bet they are simply selling off existing stock.
  4. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    This issue here is a new organization which is explicitly aiming to replace the existing one. Perhaps EurILCA's constitution does not explicitly forbid holding seats on multiple boards (does the US Constitution preclude the President from also being President of, say, Russia?), but does that mean an officer should not choose one organization over the other? What about conflict of interest? What about the ethically and morally correct thing to do? What about believing enough in the success of your new organization to not try to keep a foot in the door in case of failure?
  5. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    Its finally over: World Sailing’s Council confirms Laser as Paris 2024 Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy At World Sailing's 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain, World Sailing's Council voted to retain the Equipment for the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. The World Sailing Board informed Council in May 2019 that it would only continue contractual discussions until 1 August 2019 with the selected Equipment. The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) signed the required Olympic Classes Contract by this deadline and submitted additional information and clarification about the arrangements for the Class. Following ILCA clarification, the Board recommended to World Sailing’s Council to confirm the appointment of the Laser as the Equipment for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy under the normal arrangements for an electronic vote. This was approved by Council (30 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstain – 30 participated).
  6. CenterboardBrake

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    Gouv, why do you and others insist that Julian is planning to replace the 4.7 and Radial with C rigs? Poppycock! What has really happened is that these rigs have introduced more people to the Laser. Do we know this has not already been tried? Do we know this has not already been tried?
  7. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    I struggle to understand why anyone reads that guys drivel. Has he been right about anything?
  8. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    You set yourself up for this... "Henceforth you will be known to all on Sailing Anarchy as Wuss as you are unwise in the way of human interaction" Besides, since you represent LP here it is fitting.
  9. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    JMP's summary was pretty concise and complete. Second half has many comments from a couple of coaches that are worth watching. Big question that I took away: Jean-Luc says there are 7 members to EurILCA Executive Committee but EurILCA website only lists 4. Two are elected at EurILCA annual meeting (EurILCA chair and vice-chair) by European District Secretaries - a good number of them are neither elected nor without conflicts of interest. How do the other two get on EurILCA executive committee? Cannot find EurILCA constitution or bylaws or anything. And after answering that question, who are the three secret members of the EurILCA Executive Committee? I don't see how the EurILCA decisions are so democratic (Jean-Luc's words) nor is it clear to me that EurILCA is representing its sailors rather than its dealers (note that Jean-Luc says in video they work with dealers, he didn't ever say that I heard anything about asking for sailor opinions). In the end everyone will see what they want to see.
  10. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    Hard to watch the video and have respect for the European representatives. That meeting went off the rails the minute Jean-Luc Michon was given the microphone and and fabricated a lie about not receiving an email. No apology when caught out in real time, instead his partner complained that it took like a day for her to get it. JFC, perfect example of why this has become such a mess, people more concerned about being important than in helping to solve the problem at hand. And at the end of the day, Eric made the effort to be there to, unbelievably, communicate directly to the sailors. And he gets shredded for doing it.
  11. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    In a layered organization like ILCA just who has the responsibility for informing the sailors? For example, why would you volunteer to be a district representative if the Regional and International people simply go around you to communicate with your sailors? Perhaps the communication problem is the downward flow of the information through the regions to the districts to the sailors?
  12. CenterboardBrake

    ILCA gives LPE the boot... seeking new Laser builder

    Just seen on the EurILCA facebook page: