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Laser – International Laser Class Association (ILCA) removes Laser Performance as Approved Builder


Yesterday, ILCA announced to be seeking new builders to complement its existing network of manufacturers. The move comes after longtime builder of the class dinghy, Laser Performance (Europe) Limited (LPE), breached the terms of the Laser Construction Manual Agreement (LCMA), which seeks to ensure the identical nature of all Laser class boats, regardless of where they are built. Fortunately for sailors around the world, there are already two other manufacturers of class legal boats, one in Japan and another in Australia with sufficient capacity to supply the market until new builders are appointed in Europe and around the world. The press release of ILCA.