Can you point me to a LP organised Laser event….. ANYWHERE in the world .The HUGE difference from forty years ago:
Then: Laser brand boats were built and the players association limited participation to equipment that was purchased from Laser brand suppliers.
It didn’t matter if the equipment was identical in every way. If the equipment was not purchased from the Laser brand supply chain, the players association would not let the equipment participate in the Laser players association’s games
Now: The group was high calls itself ILCA is setting up franchises to build and sell boats called ILCA. The ILCA group has recently started the process of creating a Constitution describing itself.
Equipment made by Laser builders is no longer automatically welcome.
Those who are in the business if building Lasers can still sell Lasers to anyone who wants a Laser. The group that calls itself ILCA won’t let people use new equipment unless a package of fees has been paid to them. That package includes similar fees to those formerly collected by the Laser Builders and the designer.
Sailors around the world are still figuring out how to best play racing games on the Kirby designed toys.
In events organized by the group which identifies as ILCA, only certain sailboats are welcome.
In events organized by others, it seems the players and hosts are welcoming anyone who brings equipment that closely matches the Kirby design.
Back to ignoring
Certainly no one in the uk as far as I know has run one . All the open meetings I’ve seen reported in this country have been ILCA events. Yes I know clubs could opens allowing new Lasers but I have yet to see one .
Sorry to be boring and sound like Wess, but you all are arguing over nothing of any importance
The war is won and people are now just clearing the battle field .