Why Join the Laser Class?

How to retrieve your current ILCA membership.

The ILCA - NA lets you join to one or two years - the term of membership is from the date that you joined, e.g. it does not expire on the beginning of the new year.

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What are some of the benefits of a strong class association?

• A strong class association means lots of boats to race against, near you and around the world!

• A strong class association with lots of racing attracts the world’s best sailors - giving you the best racing possible!

• A strong class association means major events scheduled at the best sailing locations and moving all over the North American Region - there will always be a big event near you!

• A strong class association means solid class rules making all boats as identical as possible - you are competing against other sailors, not their pocket books!

• A strong class association means lots of people looking to buy boats keeping the resale value of your boat high.

• A strong class association keeps an eye towards the future and works with the builders to make improvements where needed while preserving as well as possible the competitiveness of older boats.

What are some of the direct benefits of membership?

To be strong, a class association needs the support of its sailors! 

• You receive the annual Laser Class Handbook with the current class rules, interpretations of those rules, class constitution, guidelines for events, useful information for keeping your boat in good shape, contact information for your district, etc.

• You receive the International Class Association’s quarterly publication “Laser World” which gives a roundup of international events sailed around the world, as well as information from the international office.

• You receive the North American Association’s quarterly publication “The Laser Sailor” which is loaded with regatta reports, technique articles, fi tness and nutrition tips, sailor profi les, reports from each of the North American Region’s 26 Districts and much, much more. In addition, the magazine also contains advertising from Laser dealers selling Laser specifi c gear and aimed entirely at Laser sailors - if you are looking for something for your boat you will see it advertised here!

• You will have access to the class website at www.laser. org containing all the latest news as well as the up to date calendar of events, complete with maps to show you how to fi nd the events. And you can also fi nd archived copies of The Laser Sailor as well as useful articles on how to sail your boat faster.

• Your membership makes you eligible to sail in any of the 50+ major Laser Class regattas scheduled every year throughout the North American Region, including open, masters’, youth and women’s events.

• Your membership makes you eligible for the LaserPeformance/ILCA-NA Grand Prix where you earn points when sailing in major events, ranking you against your fellow competitors and making you eligible for end of the season prizes, like new sails, carbon tillers, etc.

Why should you join the Laser Class?

• To enable the Laser Class to remain a strong class association and continue to make the Laser the pre-eminent singlehanded dinghy of our time.

• To gain the benefi ts of membership outlined above.

• To protect your investment in your boat, making sure that if the time comes to sell then you can be certain that the high demand driven by a strong class will enable you to get the best price for your boat.

The International Laser Class Association, North American Region is what it is today because of the support of its members. Keep that tradition alive, join or renew your membership TODAY!

If you are ready to join or renew your Laser Class membership, please visit the ILCA online: Laser Class Membership Renewal

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