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03rd April 2009
IC262 - ILCA bid process for 2011 World Championships

As part of a continuing review of our World Championship organisation the Laser Class World Council has agreed a new system to allow clubs to bid to host future World Championships.
As a starting point the World Council, with the co-operation of the Laser builders, has identified 'preferred' continents, grouping of events and dates to maximise the number of charter boats that can be available for the best possible price.
The 'preference' also establishes dates that are best for youth events and weather seasons. They continue ILCA policy of taking our championships to different parts of the world subject to season differences and the scheduling of ISAF Championships that are outside the control of ILCA.

For events in 2011 potential host clubs may apply to be considered to host one or more World Championships that do not have venues already agreed.
Applications for 2011 events will close on 1 June 2009.
Later this year bidding will open for events in 2012 and 2013. All National Associations will be advised when the biding for 2012 and 2013 is open.

The bidding and approval process will be:

1. Bid documents are published on the ILCA web site. These all follow a common format and will not change from year to year except when policy or operational changes are considered necessary.
2. Preferred continents and dates are announced together with bid closing dates.
3. Host clubs are requested to advise the ILCA Office that they are preparing a bid at the earliest opportunity before they make a formal bid.
4. Potential host clubs are requested to work in conjunction with their national Laser class association. All bids received will be sent to the national class association for comment.
5. Following the bid closing dates ILCA will review all bids and follow up with questions and a site visit if necessary. During this process the builders will be consulted on the supply of charter boats.
6. A list of recommended host clubs will be approved by the World Council.
7. A site visit will be made following World Council approval.
8. The host club will be invited to sign a contract for the hosting of events.

Full information is available on a new section of the ILCA web site:

This website has been created to enable potential host clubs and national associations to review future championships, read about relevant requirements and calculate a budget which can be submitted to ILCA as a formal bid. Each championship has specific requirements set by ILCA, and hosts can find details of these on the website and by reading the Requirements Document.

The website will show a list of all of championships that are open to bids.

Please direct any club interested in hosting an ILCA World Championship to this website.

If you or a club would like to discuss hosting an ILCA championship, ILCA requirements, bid forms or any other aspect of the championship bid process please do not hesitate to contact ILCA by phone on +44 1326 315064 or by email to office@laserinternational.org

Best regards,

Jeff Martin
Executive Secretary

Charter boats in Europe
(see here)

23 February 2009
IC261 - Rule Changes 2009.
The World Council of the International Laser Class Association have approved five rule changes. 
They are now referred to all members of the ILCA for acceptance.  Votes will be accepted until 1st September 2009.
Vote now at:
Only fully paid class member votes will be counted. Please take advantage of your right to be
part of this democratic process. Your vote is important.
If you are having any problems voting or if you would like to discuss any of the rule changes further
please contact the ILCA Office, either by email office@laserinternational.org or
telephone +44 1326 315064.
***It will only take a minute or two to vote, and the changes are really practical - most of us do it already.
Help make the measurer's job easier - and keep your boat legal!***

25-26 April 2009
Batemans Bay Sailing Club invites you and your crew to the Batemans Bay ANZAC weekend
regatta to be held at Batemans Bay on April 25th and 26th 2009. More info here...

24-29 May 2009
Big River Sailing Club is hosting a social cycling event from 24 - 29 May 2009 called
the Big River Ride. It involves day rides around the towns and villages of the Lower
Clarence, and a central camp site at the sailing club.  Limited to 50 participants, if you
are looking for an active holiday, check it out quick!
All info about the event can be found at www.bigriver.yachting.org.au
  17-20 July 2009
South Pacific Laser Masters @ Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron click here for more info

15-16 August 2009
Double Bay Spring Regatta is a 6 or 7 race series over 2 days, 15-16 August, just
before the Laser Masters Worlds start on 27 August in Halifax.  A perfect way to
hone your skills
and acclimatise to a slightly chillier ambience, before winging
your way to Nova Scotia.  The racing will be fast, fair and furious, give it your best
shot and relax afterwards over sausages with an eastern suburbs flavour, as well
as a glass or two of fine wine
Notice of Race not yet available.


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