New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Rule 78 (Compliance with Class Rules
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Rule 78 (Compliance with Class Rules

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 234
Author
JimC View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 17 May 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6349
Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 20 at 1:21pm
moved to Ovington Laser Topic

Edited by JimC - 10 Oct 20 at 1:37pm
Back to Top
A2Z View Drop Down
Far too distracted from work
Far too distracted from work


Joined: 10 Oct 16
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 499
Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 20 at 1:30pm
Why?  For sure itís a real class, it is the real ILCA class.  But not the only real Laser class. TLC is just as much a real class for a type of boat known as Laser.  Which isnít to say I think it (TLC) has a great future, but it is a legitimate (Laser) class.

Back to Top
jeffers View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 29 Mar 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3020
Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 20 at 5:49pm
Originally posted by Brass

Nick and Paul,

I get your drift.

I think the operation of PY for the NotALaser Class has hitherto relied on a 'gentleperson's agreement' not to protest for class non-compliance.

I don't have a problem with this: I think it's commonsensical and shows a nice 'club' spirit.

Just let someone try to race a Rooster tall rig of the Laser PY, and I bet there'll be protests soon enough, and rightly so.

Does anyone know how the new NotALaser Class Association treats 'replica' sails etc? Does the NotALaser Class permit RealLaser Class parts and equipment?

When I was my clubs Laser Fleet Captain (back in the day). we agreed at a Sailing Committee meeting to allow racing with replica sails at club events only.

We created a NotQuiteALaser class and the rules were the same as the class rules of the International Laser with the except that replica sails may be used as long as they were:

a) A direct replacement for the original sail

b) The brand of replica sail was 'approved' by the current Laser fleet captain. 

We had a rudimentary measuring process but most of the replica brands at the time were fine (so Rooster, iSails, Intensity et al)

Every other part of the boat had to comply and for Open events only the genuine item was permitted.

It wasnt perfect but it meant that those without deep pockets could afford a new sail every year rather than every 2nd or 3rd year so stayed as competitive as they could.
Paul
----------------------
D-Zero GBR 74
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 234

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy