Associated Members, Classes, Fleets
To become an Associate Member is limited to the principal owner of a TP52 or former TP52 who likes to support the TP52 Class but does not race in Class Events. The Associate Member is entitled to have the TP52 logo in the mainsail and may require services from the Class Manager, like having his boat or equipment advertised on the class website, rule advise, etc.
Associate Members may form fleets or classes to promote TP52 racing within a rating band. Such a fleet or class may have a formal relation with the TP52 Class as an Associated Class on basis that its Rule and Bylaws are including the TP52 Rule and Bylaws and are accepted by the TP52 Class.
Associated Fleets or Classes may ask for assistence of the Class Manager in any TP52 matter and have (via the Class Manager) access to the TP52 Class website to promote their cause. The TP52 Class will keep the Associated Fleets or Classes updated on rule and bylaws changes of the TP52 Class.
Associate Members or Associated Fleets or Classes do not have voting rights at TP52 Class Meetings. Upon invitation they may attend such a meeting. The membership fee for Associate Members will be 10% of the membership fee that the TP52 Class Members set for themselves in the Annual Meeting.
Any person or entity wishing to become an Associate Member shall request for Membership by email to the TP52 Class Manager. The Class Manager is under no obligation to justify the reasons that may lead to refusing admission, should this be the case. The applicant will be informed of the final decision in all cases. The applicant has the option to ask review on this decision, in writing, from the TP52 Executive Committee.
A good example of an Associated Fleet is the Californian IRC52 Organization, which started as the SoCal 52 Class, see www.IRC52.net
For info on the australian TP52 owners initiative, contact:
Marcus Blackmore on 0418 232 074
Terry Wetton on 0416 123 916