December 17, 2020 2 min read

ILCA Class Legal Parts

Over the past year or so there has been much change in the World of Laser sailing. Laser Performance, for who we are an authorised dealer, are no longer a class legal builder of boats.

This has caused lots of confusion for sailors and the class is now moving forward with essentially the same boat under a different name. The boat is now called the ILCA, which stands for International Laser Class Association. The reason for the name change is because Laser Performance own the right to the term "Laser", so by not renewing the builders licence the International class could no longer use the name Laser.

But what does this mean?

Essentially to keep it short Laser Performance can no longer issue class legal hulls or sails, all other parts are fine and will continue to be Laser and ILCA class legal.

This means that if you purchase any Laser part, which isn't a sail or hull, from Sailing Chandlery it will be fully class legal and can be raced up to the top level officially. The class legal stickers are present on foils, spars and on other items where you would expect to find them.

Unfortunately because we work with Laser Performance we can no longer offer you class legal boats or sails but if you are a club sailor we can offer you the identical product, without the sticker on the hull or button on the sail, at an amazing price with huge savings.

Explore the Laser/ILCA Parts

You can see all Laser parts together or select one of the options below to explore by category:

If you are a club or social sailor who doesn't need class legal parts we also offer hulls, sails and boat packages at an amazing price.

Why Sailing Chandlery?

So why should you buy your Laser or ILCA parts from Sailing Chandlery?

  • Free delivery when you spend over £50 to the UK on most items
  • We dispatch most items the same day
  • If it says in stock it's in stock
  • Our customers have rated us as 5 star across nearly 2,000 reviews
  • Buy now and pay later using our Klarna service at checkout
  • We're a friendly small team who give back to sailing through sailor and event sponsorship

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