It's good to have choices. Why pay almost twice as much if you don't plan to sail in ILCA sanctioned regattas?Laser standard XD £3480 ($4846) https://www.sailandsport.co.uk/shop/laser/laser-xd-composite-upper-mast/
Ovington ILCA 7 £6850 ($9539) https://ovingtonboats.com/ilca-boat/#packages
Having no interest in class events only club racing and opens it was an easy choice, my Laser standard XD arrives next week.
It will be interesting to see how many ILCAs Ovington will be able to sell at that price.