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Five World Champions Crowned early At ISAF Youth Worlds

July 18th, 2013

Limassol, Cyprus (July 18, 2013) – With one race remaining on Friday at the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, winners have already been decided in the RS:X Boys, RS:X Girls, Laser Radial Girls, SL16, and International 420 Girls Great Britain’s Kieran Martin has not finished outside the top four once all week


LaserPerformance responds to Bruce Kirby Complaint

June 17th, 2013

Laser builder LaserPerformance has submitted a response on June 12, 2013 to the complaint filed by Laser designer Bruce Kirby on March 4, 2013 in the U.S. Federal Court system, in which Kirby contends that the builder had failed to submit royalty fees owed to him. Kirby’s complaint also named the International Laser Class Association


ISAF funds 20 sailors Youth Sailing Worlds

May 30th, 2013

The International Sailing Federation has approved 20 competitors from 11 nations to receive funding from the Athlete Participation Programme for the 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus from July 13-20. Among the 20 grants there will be seven sailors in the Laser Radial Boys, five in the Laser Radial Girls, three in


Kirby seeks to shutter LaserPerformance

May 17th, 2013

(May 17, 2013) – Bruce Kirby, Inc today asked the Connecticut Federal Court to issue a prejudgment remedy (“PJR”) against Rastegar and the Laser Performance (LP) Defendants. If granted in its totality, the PJR would prevent Rastegar and LP from use, disposal, and/or transfer of all production tooling, molds, and plugs for producing Kirby Sailboats,


ISAF Suspended Sailors

May 14th, 2013

The following sailors have their ISAF Eligibility suspended: Leandro Martin Luque, Argentina * Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship: October 30, 2012 – October 29, 2017 Anne Caseneuve, France ** Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship; December 28, 2011 – January 1, 2014 Alberto Campos Perez, Mexico Breaches of good manners and sportsmanship; May 7,


Says the Prez

May 13th, 2013

The 2013 ISAF-Mid Year Meeting came to a close over the weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the first meeting for new ISAF President Carlo Croce. Here are excerpts from his report… “I feel that managing the Federation (ISAF) through its Regulations, as has been done in the past, is not efficient and doesn’t give


Kirby Files to Cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats

May 10th, 2013

(May 10, 2013) – Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Grounds for the petitions


Live online video streaming of ISAF Meeting

May 9th, 2013

The International Sailing Federation 2013 Mid-Year Meeting in Copenhagen (May 9-12) will be covered on May 11 with live online video streaming. Additionally, a discussion blog will be available for viewers to express opinions. Interested persons can follow the meeting at 0900-1700 CET, free of charge on


Latest action between Kirby and Laser Performance

May 7th, 2013

(May 7, 2013) – Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed a Petition to Cancel US Trademark Registration No. 3,459,524 for LASER. According to the records of the US Trademark Office, the trademark is owned by Velum Limited, a corporation organized under the laws of Antigua and Barbuda having an post office box address in Geneva, Switzerland.


OLYMPICS: How ISAF has negatively changed Olympic sailing

May 6th, 2013

American Kevin Burnham is an Olympic icon, winning the silver medal in 1992 with Morgan Reeser in the 470 class, and followed that with a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics with Paul Foerster in the 470 class. The 2004 Games were also the last edition which was pure fleet racing, with no contrived medal

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