Monthly Archives: May 2024

ILCA Move to Secure Class Future

 

ILCA have announced that they have acquired royalty and legacy builder rights owned by Spencer family companies Global Sailing (GS) and class builder Performance Sailcraft Australia (PSA). This will give the class greater ownership and control over the design rights and building specifications of ILCAs as well as a greater share of the income from hull & equipment manufacture.

 

The two acquisitions from the Spencers are the design rights for the class which GS purchased from Bruce Kirby in the early 2000s and the royalty payment rights issued to PSA in 2019 to compensate them as one of the then two legacy builders for the agreement to, and effect of, the introduction of multiple new class builders. See Here for details of these royalty payments.

 

The ILCA web site post Here has more on this positive move by the class to secure its future.

2025 ILCA Open & Youth Championships NoR and Entries

 

The 2025 Oceania & Australian Open & Youth Championships will be held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Manly Queensland  between 1-8 January 2025.

 

The Notice of Race for this event is Here.

 

Entries prior to 30 November $450 can be placed Here.

 

The Regatta Competitor Page with links to race documents, entry, venue information and WhatsApp Chat Group for notifications of new information is Here.

 

Charters may be available from NB Sailsports and Performance Sailcraft Australia.

 

This event is the qualifying event for Australian sailors applying for entry to any 2025 ILCA World Open and Youth Championships.

Changes at Australian ILCA Builder PSA

 

Following on from the changes in ILCA boats & equipment supply with now nine approved licensed builders around the world  we are advised that PSA has reviewed its operations here and plans to move to a smaller factory where they will deploy new world standard moulds and hull/deck joining jig.

 

In the interim they have reduced staff and staffing to three days per week.

 

PSA say they are looking forward to the future in their overhead reduced form.