Bruce Kirby has officially terminated Performance Sailcraft Japan’s license to build the Kirby Sailboat. By terminating PSJ’s right to build the Kirby Sailboat under the “LASER” brand, Bruce Kirby has cleared the way for the Kirby Torch to enter the market in another territory.
PJR Motions Withdrawn; June 2014 Trial Requested
Bruce Kirby has withdrawn without prejudice his motions for prejudgment remedy against both the Laser Performance defendants and the governing body defendants ISAF and ILCA. Kirby has also requested that the case against all defendants be trial ready by June 2014. Join the Kirby Torch Class Association free here <http://www.kirbytorch.com/members>.
Kirby Torch Store
We have received a number of emails from sailors who are having difficulty completing a purchase using Google Wallet. We apologize for the inconvenience and as an alternative you may simply email your order to email@example.com and send your check including $5 for postage to the class association: Kirby Torch LLC P.O. Box 1237 North…
Kirby Seeks Court Order Against ISAF Plaques and Sail Numbers
Kirby has asked the Connecticut Federal Court to issue a prejudgment remedy (“PJR”) against Defendants ISAF and ILCA. If granted, the PJR would prevent ISAF and ILCA from selling ISAF plaques and sail numbers for Kirby Sailboats without authorization of Bruce Kirby. Laser Performance has been terminated as an authorized builder of the Kirby Sailboat….
Kirby Torch Class Membership Could Defeat ILCA Rule Change
The Kirby Torch Class now has enough members to have defeated ILCA’s Fundamental Rule Change. It was perhaps not widely understood at the time of the vote but the Rule Change, pushed through by ILCA and then recently approved by ISAF, attempted to eliminate the requirement that builders of the Laser must have an agreement…
Kirby Torch Class Constitution
The Torch builders continue to scale up production and arrange for supply of Torch hardware, blades, spars and sails. In the meanwhile, we have been at hard at work designing a class association intended to be run by sailors for sailors. We have tried in our proposed Constitution to provide representation for sailors at all…