It would seem unfathomable that the Laser class could be headed toward hard times. Few classes attract the kind of activity seen at Laser events, but disruption and confusion on the supply-side is taking its toll.
At the 2015 Laser Worlds in Canada, all the new boats delivered had ‘Made in USA‘ stickers on them, despite Lasers not being produced in the USA. Hmm! As for getting class legal Laser parts in North America, forget about it. The availability of blades has been more soap opera than symphony.
There is also questions about whether the class legal La…
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