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The concept and philosophy of the Laser Class is such that measurement at regattas is unnecessary and serves no purpose. The control of the strict one design concept of the Class is based on the principle that all boats are produced by ILCA approved builders according to a detailed Laser Construction Manual (LCM), which is approved by ISAF, all ILCA approved builders and the International Laser Class Association. The control of the adherence to the LCM is governed by the Laser Construction Manual Agreement signed by the before mentioned parties.
The LCM specifies the manufacturing procedures, standard plugs and tools as well as the raw materials and parts supplied by third parties for the hull, sails and spars. Periodic factory inspections by the class make sure that the manual is adhered to by the builders.
The Class Rules specify that nothing can be changed on the hull, sail and spars except what is specifically and positively allowed.
Therefore the only controls necessary at Lasers at regattas is an inspection to make sure that the boat is rigged according to the rules and only positively allowed changes have been made by the sailor.