We’re now the best ILCA Dinghy Club in the Word. That’s because the name Laser has been officially changed to the ILCA Dinghy. The change is happening because of a dispute between the International Laser Class Association and the Laser trade mark holder, UK based Laser Performance Europe. Boats, sails and other equipment will all be rebranded going forward but all existing equipment remains class legal. You can read the official ILCA press release about the name change HERE. And read more about the dispute and ramifications from an Aussie perspective HERE.
Separately, the World Sailing Olympic selection decision regarding the future of Lasers (or now the ILCA Dinghy) competing in the Olympics is expected in mid-May – watch this space!