There's only one thing for it, Gouv. Tell Bruce Kirby you want to be head of the Torch Class Assoc, and you'll have a class to promote, and he'll have an energetic promoter.
I'm a disgruntled (former) member of the ILCA-NA. All I got from my membership was cheesy, poorly produced and even more poorly written magazine quarterly. No discount on most Laser regattas, no ballot, no information on the arcane class politics. And every argument in favor of joining the class assoc, is that "people want to sail in a strong class". Well, its the strength of the boat design and its sailors that make it a strong class. NOT the Class Assoc, which just collects rent, as far as I can see.