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LPE Lasers are only non compliant in the UKLA, (they have their own class set up, give it 6 months and it will be more visible), hopefully common sense will prevail at the clubs.
There are no non compliant boats of any class at my club, so not sure what would happen if say, someone turned up with a 'Enterprise' that wasn't class legal. 
The club can race what it likes, if they wanted to, even race how they like, they can allow crashing into each other, wouldn't be very good if they then submitted the results to PY committee.
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Sailboats are selling ILCA dinghies not LPE Lasers and appear to list the 'official' class compliant and training sails.
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Originally posted by jeffers

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

An  ILCA/Laser with a replica sail is not an ILCA/Laser but it is a boat similar to an ILCA/Laser. As such it is eligible to sail in a handicap fleet, the PN is at the discretion of the club handicap committee but I suspect few would attempt to penalise them. A class fleet is a different matter but I suspect many clubs turn a blind eye and anybody protesting at club level would be pretty unpopular with the majority. Given that most users of replica sails are sailing old boats and probably not troubling the front runners... And anyway ILCA sell replica/trainig sails themselves...

You mean Laser Performance sell training and 'compliant but no royalty button' sails.

Not sure what Ovington and the other new builders will be doing.

Sailboats and other retailers are selling them so I assume that is with the blessing of the ILCA. LPE can't sell ILCA 'compliant' sails (compliant = "used to describe something that obeys a particular rule or law").

You would need to speak to ILCA or UKLA. Most of the dealers/retailers are Laser Performance retailers and not ILCA/Ovington/Devoti dealers (Ovi and Devoti being the newly appointed builders among others).

In reality ILCA has very little say over what a dealer sells. A number of years back LPE strong armed a number of chandlers in the UK and US to stop them selling replica sails and parts.

The sails they sell as 'Class Compliant' are compliant in every way except the important one which is that the Royalty has not been paid to the rights holder so no button. The 'training sails' could be made of anything and cut differently.
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Loose drafting from me too, my second post says about not allowing measurement protests which is effectively that same thing but opens a huge can of worms.
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Brass, sorry, loose drafting on my part.  I was thinking of pre-empting the situation which as others has said is unlikely in club racing, where a competitor protests another boat for being out of class.  

Incidentally, even at national level there can be a lot of tolerance.  For example I believe the Mirror Association tolerates unmeasured boats competing in the Nationals in the Bronze Fleet,  but they are excluded from qualifying for fleet prizes. (Not sure if that is covered in the SIs or not.)
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Jeffers, why do you say you cannot change Rule 78?  I frequently see in SIs "The following Rules will be subject to change..." and then elsewhere in the SIs it specifies what the local amendment is.  Whether it is a good idea to do this with Rule 78 is another matter.
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Originally posted by NickM99

I assume that many clubs have SIs for club racing that says something like "All races will be governed by the rules as defined in The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-20(RRS)" and then turn a blind eye to Rule 78, particularly with regard e.g. to Laser equipment.


What do you mean 'turn a blind eye'?

Case 39
Sportsmanship and the Rules
Rule 60.2(a), Right to Protest; Right to Request Redress or Rule 69 Action
A race committee is not required to protest a boat. The primary responsibility for enforcing the rules lies with the competitors.

Originally posted by jeffers

You are not allowed to do that.


Why?

It looks quite neat to me, but you have to be careful with your SI, because PY relies fundamentally on a List of Class Handicaps.

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Originally posted by jeffers

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

An  ILCA/Laser with a replica sail is not an ILCA/Laser but it is a boat similar to an ILCA/Laser. As such it is eligible to sail in a handicap fleet, the PN is at the discretion of the club handicap committee but I suspect few would attempt to penalise them. A class fleet is a different matter but I suspect many clubs turn a blind eye and anybody protesting at club level would be pretty unpopular with the majority. Given that most users of replica sails are sailing old boats and probably not troubling the front runners... And anyway ILCA sell replica/trainig sails themselves...

You mean Laser Performance sell training and 'compliant but no royalty button' sails.

Not sure what Ovington and the other new builders will be doing.

Sailboats and other retailers are selling them so I assume that is with the blessing of the ILCA. LPE can't sell ILCA 'compliant' sails (compliant = "used to describe something that obeys a particular rule or law").
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Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

An  ILCA/Laser with a replica sail is not an ILCA/Laser but it is a boat similar to an ILCA/Laser. As such it is eligible to sail in a handicap fleet, the PN is at the discretion of the club handicap committee but I suspect few would attempt to penalise them. A class fleet is a different matter but I suspect many clubs turn a blind eye and anybody protesting at club level would be pretty unpopular with the majority. Given that most users of replica sails are sailing old boats and probably not troubling the front runners... And anyway ILCA sell replica/trainig sails themselves...

You mean Laser Performance sell training and 'compliant but no royalty button' sails.

Not sure what Ovington and the other new builders will be doing.
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An  ILCA/Laser with a replica sail is not an ILCA/Laser but it is a boat similar to an ILCA/Laser. As such it is eligible to sail in a handicap fleet, the PN is at the discretion of the club handicap committee but I suspect few would attempt to penalise them. A class fleet is a different matter but I suspect many clubs turn a blind eye and anybody protesting at club level would be pretty unpopular with the majority. Given that most users of replica sails are sailing old boats and probably not troubling the front runners... And anyway ILCA sell replica/trainig sails themselves...
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