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This article shows how the ILCA rule change may not be that popular in Europe.  ILCA expected to announce results of contentious vote shortly. LaserPerformance has made public documents it signed. See link.  Australian and Japanese builders haven’t (yet?). World Sailing faces tough decisions...

The deadline of August 1st for World Sailing is here. The future of the Laser, or how we know it since 50 years, is totally at risk. The peculiar “referendum” of ILCA, is out of every rule and control. But it could still be important to vote NO anyways, to try and stop the ultimate disaster. The parties (and the interests) at stake, the future in the Olympic Games, the consequences for the Laser sailors. What institutions can do: World Sailing and FIV. Now we can’t just wait and see. Read on.

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