ILCA - Protecting the One Design Principle
One important job ILCA has to do is to protect the One Design Rules: When the Laser class boat was first introduced, a set of rules were drafted which, at the time, were very different from other existing classes.
The rules for other classes listed a number of prohibitions which led to developers trying out new ideas if the idea was not specifically prohibited. The result of this is that quite often older boats became outdated with a subsequent loss in value.
The ILCA Class Rules are different in that they prohibit ANY changes unless the rules specifically allow a change.
This means that a 10 year old boat is the same as a brand new one, and as a result holds its resale value far better.