Laser Fundamental Rule Change
The statements by ILCA promoting the Fundamental Laser Rule change were materially incorrect and may have significantly biased the results. This petition requests that ILCA set aside the rule change vote and immediately revote on the proposed rule change. The incorrect statements were: 1. ‘a builder also needs a building agreement from Bruce Kirby or Bruce Kirby Inc. This provision is mostly historical. The rule was instituted at a time when Bruce Kirby held certain design rights.' 2. ‘The lawyers also informed us that the Kirby design patents had in fact expired. ... Therefore, we are proposing to change the rule to eliminate the 'building agreement from Bruce Kirby or Bruce Kirby Inc' requirement.' Statement 1 is incorrect because the building agreement was not historical and was in fact highly relevant due to existing builder contracts. Statement 2 is incorrect and misleading. There never were patents and this statement gave the impression that Kirby rights had lapsed.