Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

Raz'r

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Not done yet.

And great Indian and Chinese food in UK. Well in London at least! You can visit WS headquarters when there. About the only sailing related organization worse than ILCA! 😆
Let us know when the Laser nationals are, even better, Laser Worlds.

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Gouvernail

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Isn’t that unfortunate? The game prospers when lots of boats are built and marketed. There is a factory in Rngjand with well trained artisans who used to create thousands of the toys we need…. And it has all been screwed away by a whole lot of circumstances
 

Blue One

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Is it sad , the Banbury factory is gone ? , YES . But this didn’t happen because a whole lot of unfortunate circumstances.
It’s happened because of the direct actions of the owner of that factory . Even without the court cases, the fight with the class, new builders etc etc etc. .
Production was always going to Portugal and those well trained artisans were always to be unemployed ☹️☹️
As for the new factory in for Portugal, I wish them well . They are going to need it.
 
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Gouvernail

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Wrong guy bought it…. Sellers failed as seller. Buyer failed at running the business.
There were many failures. Those of us who wanted a NA builder failed to keep one here and prospering.
EVERYBODY failed.
Kirby failed. Bruce failed to stay alive sooner than Kirby suffered the same failure.
 

Blue One

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To be honest , even though I feel most of trouble could have been avoided , I am happy that the ILCA class has ended up in a better state than it’s been in a decade . As it’s important to class racing to have a boat with world wide coverage.
As for LP as a company , I don’t really care. Though I do feel sorry for the few employees that are left.
 

Gouvernail

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To be honest , even though I feel most of trouble could have been avoided , I am happy that the ILCA class has ended up in a better state than it’s been in a decade . As it’s important to class racing to have a boat with world wide coverage.
As for LP as a company , I don’t really care. Though I do feel sorry for the few employees that are left.
Are you trying to piss off the Brit’s??

They aren’t going to like your reference to Texas as a better state
 
Sorry Gouv , That comment has gone right over my head. I’ve no idea what you are talking about .
Took me a few minutes: I think the background is that the ILCA hq moved from UK to TX... Hence your assertion that it's in a better State might be considered offensive. 🤔

FWIW, and speaking as a Brit, I am not offended as the suggestion is so obviously ridiculous! 🙂.
 

Blue One

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Took me a few minutes: I think the background is that the ILCA hq moved from UK to TX... Hence your assertion that it's in a better State might be considered offensive. 🤔

FWIW, and speaking as a Brit, I am not offended as the suggestion is so obviously ridiculous! 🙂.
Many thanks for translating Gouv speak for me . 😂😀

As I am also a Brit I am not offended either.

Tbh I couldn’t careless where the HQ is as long as the committee does the best for the class, which I believe it has done in regard to the LP situation.
 

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Many thanks for translating Gouv speak for me . 😂😀

As I am also a Brit I am not offended either.

Tbh I couldn’t careless where the HQ is as long as the committee does the best for the class, which I believe it has done in regard to the LP situation.
I'm a yank but a NE yank. I'm offended. Texas is a very big part of the reason the US is a mess. I'm not willing to spend a penny that goes towards, no matter how indirectly, Texas.
 

Blue One

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I'm a yank but a NE yank. I'm offended. Texas is a very big part of the reason the US is a mess. I'm not willing to spend a penny that goes towards, no matter how indirectly, Texas.
I do understand your point of view . But as a Brit since Brexit and Boris etc , I feel I don’t have any high moral ground to comment about anywhere else in the world anymore 😂😀.

Tbh I am just glad the committee is doing the right things at the moment . The location is not important, it could be North Korea for all I care 😂😂😂😀
 

Bill5

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I do understand your point of view . But as a Brit since Brexit and Boris etc , I feel I don’t have any high moral ground to comment about anywhere else in the world anymore 😂😀.

Tbh I am just glad the committee is doing the right things at the moment . The location is not important, it could be North Korea for all I care 😂😂😂😀
Uh, it’s just a play on the word “state”… A bit of Gouv-humour. Not sure how this ended up being a thrashing of Texas.
 

Blue One

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Uh, it’s just a play on the word “state”… A bit of Gouv-humour. Not sure how this ended up being a thrashing of Texas.
As I’ve all ready said , I am staying out of this .
I’ve never been to USA ( never mind Texas) or North Korea for that matter 😂.
When I go to either , then I will pass judgment and report back 😂😂😀.
 

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