Hmmm - looks like I might have to rethink my plans to sail in the Laser Masters Worlds in Portugal next summer.
LASER INTERNATIONAL CIRCULAR
31 October 2007
2007 Laser World Masters as at 31 October 2006. ILCA have not been able to reach a satisfactory agreement with club Neval de Cascais for the organisation of the Laser World Master in Cascais Portugal. ILCA are now seeking alternative venues.
On the direction of ILCA World Council ILCA is now seeking alternative venues and invites expressions of interest from interested clubs.
The venue should preferably be in Europe available between August and the beginning of November to utilise charter boats used at other events during the year. It has to be possible to service the chosen venue with a minimum of 100 Lasers. The provision of charter Lasers is not the responsibility of the host club although the help in transportation costs could be a positive consideration. The site should have parking and easy launching for at least 250 Lasers, the shore facilities should also provide a site venue for catering for these numbers and a choice of accommodation types near by including pension (bed and breakfast), self catering and hotels. At least 100 competitors are expected to arrive by air so easy access to an international airport is also a consideration as well as convenient travelling for European sailors
The racing program runs from Saturday (practice race) then two races daily from Sunday through the following Saturday with a rest day on the Wednesday. This program may be adjusted slightly to take into account local accommodation booking periods
Racing would take place on a trapezoid course in four fleets. A minimum number of organisation boats in the ratio of one boat for every ten competitors is required.
Expressions of interest should be sent to Jeff Martin Executive Secretary via Email: email@example.com Fax: +44 1326 318968 Tel: +44 1326 315064 by the 30 November 2006.
Questions and request for further information can be addressed to Jeff Martin. It is hoped that the final decision will be made by the 14 December 2006.
International Laser Class Association