an article by Jean-Pierre Kiekens, Oxford educated development economist, former lecturer at the University of Brussels, and sailor. Note: There are key references at the end of the article, which I recommend you to read. They are presented in a easily readable format. Even if you think this article goes too far, asks too much, please check these references, and inform yourself as much as you can. This is critical. Probably the best, highly credible, and most practical information can be found on the podcast of Dr John Campbell, from the UK. You will find a wealth of information there, that will help you understand what is going on and take the best action possible for you, your relatives and acquaintances. We are entering very difficult times. As I argue in this article, let's be smart to avoid contracting the disease, and avoid spreading it. And please share the article, as it will likely be helpful to others.
The class is supported by a number of Laser sailors until now associated with EurILCA / ILCA, as well as UK Laser builder LaserPerformance.
The Laser Class Interim President is Heini Wellman, from Switzerland, who is the immediate past president of the International Laser Class Association (ILCA).
The Laser Class is presented to be a class « For sailors, by sailors - with the original Laser spirit in One Design dinghies. »
« Welcome to The Laser Class. Or should I say, welcome to the original One Design Laser Class that we all wanted. I wish we didn’t have to go down this road but it’s time that the largest racing dinghy class also be the most democratic and the most respected. So many around the world are passionate about our beloved Las…