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If you think that proposal is draconian (See Required?) try the Australian addition to the racing rules of RRS 55:

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Draco

From
one of one of you anarchists.

re:
Membership of US Sailing

If
you think that proposal is draconian (See Required?)
try the Australian addition to the racing rules of RRS 55:

"55
Yachting Australia prescribes that except in an international event, any
crew member that sails in more than 3 races in any one sailing season,
shall be a member of a club affiliated to an MYA and a member of an MYA
and Yachting Australia."
(
MYA is the State authority).

So
not only do you have to pay your club fees but also a nice little additional
impost of around $50 for the dubious honour of being a member of the yachting
association. All makes good sense for the regular sailor who probably
gets value out of the work that yachting administration does (someone
has to do it or the sport would fall apart).

On
the other hand the casual "beer can race" guest is supposed
to only come along three times a season. How are we ever to get them keen
enough to eventually join up?
Fortunately
most clubs are sensible enough to ignore it and we just get on with sailing.