The original Ranking System was devised in the mid-1970s
and has served well over the years. In 2009, however, a number
of changes were made to the ILCA Entry Process for the World
and European Championships, including entering on line. Over
the years a few other minor modifications have been made to
take account of changing circumstances and ILCA interpretations.
In late August 2015 the Ranking System was further updated to
encompass various ISAF changes and an opportunity was taken
to revise and clarify a number of aspects, whilst siill retaining
the principles set out in the early years.
A full description (in PDF format) can be downloaded through
the link :-
Ranking System - Full Details
If you have any queries, or if it contains anything that you do
not understand, please contact the Hon. Secretary.
Where "DNC" is shown it stands for "Did Not Count points"
Points are awarded to the first 25 boats only
RDG = Notional Average Placing ("A" in earlier lists)
L = Lady : Y = Youth : M = Master
The date of each Ranking List is shown
at the top of each page.
When the Irish Laser Association requests an additional places for a
specific sailor for an event it may be held financially liable from the
time that the place is requested until that place is either refused or
paid for by the Applicant (if a place is not offered there is no
In the past, sailors wishing to obtain extra places at Laser World
or European events would have to provide "Guarantee" cheques to
the Irish Laser Association before they would be ranked
The use of cheques by Banks is becoming increasingly rare and this
has proved to be quite demanding for everyone and, as a result, a
new system of "Indemnity Certificates" is being trialled for 2017.
Download Indemnity Certificate
There are three aspects that should be noted.
No extra place will be requested for an Applicant until a
properly signed Indemnity Certificate is received (by email or by post).
Extra places will be sought in the order in which Indemnity
Certificates are received.
Failure to "honour" the undertaking made in the Indemnity
Certificate will mean that it would become virtually impossible
for that sailor to qualify for an event during, at the very least,
the following year.