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Instead of the Contender sailors sharing the sailing they love with others? As I said, classes.. the scourge of this 'industry' sic
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Looks like ILCA is lining things up properly. 

http://www.laserinternational.org/blog/2019/05/04/ilca-statement-clarifying-approval-procedures/

It is hard to imagine that members wouldn't line up in droves to support a rule change that finally breaks up the monopoly supply. Competitive pricing would be really nice to see after so many years. 
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Originally posted by iGRF

Instead of the Contender sailors sharing the sailing they love with others? As I said, classes.. the scourge of this 'industry' sic

Oh, you're going for comedy again!

Of course, it must be a joke because Contender sailors would be very happy to share sailing with others, whether they sail an RS600, a Farr 3.7, Solo or any other boat. The Contender sailors just do not want to lose the racing they love on their boats.  Luckily, they have class associations, because without the associations you abuse so much, the sport would not survive.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 19 at 3:32am
Originally posted by notbot

Looks like ILCA is lining things up properly. 

http://www.laserinternational.org/blog/2019/05/04/ilca-statement-clarifying-approval-procedures/

It is hard to imagine that members wouldn't line up in droves to support a rule change that finally breaks up the monopoly supply. Competitive pricing would be really nice to see after so many years. 
Alternative headline:  ILCA apologises for misleading statements.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote By The Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 19 at 7:21am
Or people jump to conclusions after the first post fueled by LP's posting, Ilca realise this and clarify
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 19 at 8:57am
Oh come on, that not what the content is about at all.  It is an admission that the name change needs membership approval and an apology for implying WS had already given their approval.
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Originally posted by notbot

Competitive pricing would be really nice to see after so many years. 

I don't know of a single racing class where competition between suppliers results in cheaper prices. Given the choice of cheaper slower sails or faster more expensive sails things only go one way.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote By The Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 19 at 9:14am
Show me where in the original post it said there wasn't going to be a vote then I'll believe you!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 19 at 9:14am
Presumably if the tolerances are tight enough you could prevent competition on speed/quality, though doubtless some will spin BS about some minor detail not controlled by the template. But if price is the only discriminator it will eventually end up with a single source Far East sweat shop supplying the sails. Not a great look for the class or WS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 19 at 11:16am
Originally posted by A2Z

Presumably if the tolerances are tight enough you could prevent competition on speed/quality, though doubtless some will spin BS about some minor detail not controlled by the template. But if price is the only discriminator it will eventually end up with a single source Far East sweat shop supplying the sails. Not a great look for the class or WS.

As I understand it that is where Laser sails are put together already so no change.
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