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Catalina/Capri 25/250 International Association
II. OBJECTIVES: The
purpose of the Catalina/Capri 25/250 International Association
The promotion of the
enjoyment of ownership, cruising and racing of 25’ LOA sloops built
by Catalina Yachts.
The fair and reasonable
maintenance of the value of Catalina 25, Catalina 250 and Capri 25
sloops (each individually a “Design Class”) through communication,
education and the dissemination of information.
The promotion of cruising
and social activities that encourage fellowship amongst members
through the development of local and regional Catalina/Capri 25/250
Class Fleets (“Fleet”).
The promotion of design
class racing under uniform rules and regulations that will test the
skill of skipper and crew through the establishment of design
standards and specifications that ensure competition between boats
of similar design and performance in all essential areas, such as
hull lines, weights, and sail plans.
The cooperation with other
yachting and racing organizations in the observance of, and
compliance with, the rules and regulations of the Association.
sponsorship, promotion, and coordination of an annual North American
Championship Regatta (“Nationals”) when such event is bid upon and
held by a Fleet (Article VII).
Regular Member: A Regular
Member shall be defined as the owner or part owner of a Catalina 25,
Catalina 250 or Capri 25 sloop that joins the Association, is a
Corinthian (i.e., amateur of high integrity), and whose membership
dues are paid current. Regular Member status shall be extended to
those ownership-partners (financial, marital or otherwise) that are
also Corinthians, as designated on the membership application at the
time of registration. Regular Members, in good standing, may vote
in elections per Article VIII, hold office per Article IV, and
skipper a Catalina 25, Catalina 250 or Capri 25 sloop in sanctioned
races in accordance with the By-Laws and Design Class Rules. Voting
for revisions to Design Class Rules (Article VIIII, Section A.) may
only be cast by Regular Members within the Design Class to which the
Regular Member belongs.
Honorary Member: An
Honorary Member shall be defined as any other person that joins the
Association and whose membership dues are paid current. Honorary
Members may not vote, may not hold office and may not skipper a
Catalina 25, Catalina 250 or Capri 25 sloop in sanctioned races
unless approved by a vote of the Officers (Article VIII, Section B).
Dues: Annual membership
dues must be paid current in order for a Member to be considered in
good standing. A vote of the Officers (Article VIII, Section B)
shall be needed to adjust the annual membership dues amount, such
adjustment not to occur more than once yearly, as seen fit to meet
the financial needs of the Association. However, any annual
increase or decrease in excess of ten percent (10%) shall be fixed
by a vote of the Regular Members (Article VIII, Section A)
Membership Benefits: The
benefits of membership include 1) those derived from the Objectives
of the Association, 2) quarterly receipt of the Mainsheet Magazine,
and 3) access to an Association website.
The elected officers of
the Association (“Officers”) shall be Commodore, Vice Commodore,
Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Measurer and Capri 25 Measurer. The
incumbent Secretary, by any means deemed effective and appropriate
by the incumbent Officers, shall issue a call for nominations by
August 7 (self-nominations acceptable) and shall distribute ballots
prior to September 7. The election for Officers shall be completed
by September 30 via a vote of the Regular Members (Article VIII,
Section A). Terms of office shall be for a period of 24 months starting on October-1 of an even year starting in 2012**, however, if for whatever reason
elections are delayed the incumbent Officers shall serve an extended
term and the elections shall be completed in as timely a manner as
reasonable. No term limits shall apply.
Amendment-1 to Article IV, Section A
On Sept-30-2012, a vote of the Regular Members approved the following amendment:
"Terms of office shall be for a period of 24 months starting on October-1 of an even year starting in 2012..."
Previous language "Terms of office shall commence October 1 and shall be for a period of twelve months..."
For the period beginning
September 30, 2005 and ending September 30, 2007 (the “Integration
Trial Period”), Regular Members belonging to the Capri 25 Design
Class are only eligible to hold the office of Capri 25 Measurer, but
are immediately eligible to serve in any Staff position. At any
time and for any reason during or after the Integration Trial
Period, a majority vote of the Regular Members in good standing of
the Catalina 25 Design Class and the Catalina 250 Design Class may
effect the disassociation of the Capri 25 Design Class from the
Association, and cause all record of the Capri 25 Design Class to be
stricken from the Association Constitution, By-Laws and Design Class
Rules. In such instance of a Capri 25 Design Class disassociation,
the annual membership dues of the Capri 25 Design Class Members
shall be refunded in full for the current year.
Responsibilities of the
COMMODORE: The Commodore shall preside at any Association or
Officers Meetings, approve any annual reports or official
actions of the Officers, appoint special committees as required,
rule on procedure and jurisdiction, authorize expenditures and
perform other functions as may be warranted for the proper
management of the Association. The Commodore shall also fix the
date of any Association or Officers Meetings (Article VI), and
shall coordinate Association activities with other Catalina
Fleets and yachting organizations.
COMMODORE: The Vice Commodore shall, in the absence of the
Commodore, preside and perform the duties of the Commodore, and
such other duties as specified by the Commodore. The Vice
Commodore shall serve as Chairman of the Nationals Organizing
Committee (“NOC”) and, as such, shall solicit bids from the
Fleets to host the Nationals for the following year (Article
SECRETARY: The Secretary shall, in the absence of the Vice
Commodore, preside and perform the duties of the Vice
Commodore. The Secretary shall maintain the minutes, records
and membership register of the Association, as reasonable.
Furthermore, the Secretary shall be responsible for providing
for the posting of the minutes, calls for meetings and
nominations, and distribution of ballots, as set forth in the
other sections of this document. The membership register of the
Association may be reviewed by any Officer upon request being
made of the Secretary.
Fleet development manuals may be obtained from the Secretary,
and contain valuable information for consideration in the
formation of a Fleet. The minimum requirement for the
sanctioning of a new Fleet is the participation of three Regular
Members of the Association; although an Officer review of the
Fleet By-Laws for the applicant is desirable.
TREASURER: The Treasurer shall, in the absence of the Secretary,
preside and perform the duties of the Secretary. The Treasurer
shall maintain the financial records of the Association, as
reasonable. Furthermore, the Treasurer shall receive dues and
fees, deposit and disperse funds, prepare financial statements,
and generally conduct the financial affairs of the Association.
The financial records of the Association may be inspected by any
Member, in good standing, for any reasonable purpose and at any
reasonable time upon thirty days written notice to the
Treasurer. All check expenditures shall be authorized by the
signatures of any two of the following: Commodore, Vice
Commodore, or Treasurer. A petty cash fund may be established
by the Treasurer by a vote of the Officers (Article VIII,
MEASURER: The Chief Measurer shall maintain the Design Class
Rules, serve as Vice Chairman of the NOC, and serve as Chairman
of the Class Racing Committee (“CRC”). The Chief Measurer as
NOC Vice Chairman shall, in the absence of the NOC Chairman,
preside and perform the duties of the NOC Chairman.
Furthermore, the Chief Measurer shall make evaluations,
presentations and recommendations to the Officers regarding
significant or controversial changes or rulings related to the
Design Class Rules or the Rules of Racing. The Chief Measurer
or designate shall administer and interpret the Design Class
Rules and shall supervise the measuring, recording and
inspection of all sails and boats (including compliance with
class rules) at Nationals.
25 MEASURER: The Capri 25 Measurer shall maintain the Design
Class Rules in conjunction with the Chief Measurer. The Capri
25 Measurer shall, in the absence of the Chief Measurer, preside
and perform the duties of the Chief Measurer, and such other
duties as specified by the Chief Measurer.
The vacancy of an Officer
position may be filled by a vote of the Officers (Article VIII,
Staff positions are filled
by Officer appointment and may include any of the following:
MAINSHEET EDITOR: Responsible for editing, submitting and
promoting Association content for inclusion in the Mainsheet
MAINSHEET Catalina C25 TECHNICAL EDITOR: Responsible for
submitting Catalina C25-specific technical content to the
MAINSHEET Catalina C250 TECHNICAL EDITOR: Responsible for
submitting Catalina C250-specific technical content to the
MAINSHEET CAPRI 25 TECHNICAL EDITOR: Responsible for submitting
Capri 25-specific technical content to the Mainsheet Editor.
WEBMASTER: Responsible for maintenance of the Association
QUARTERMASTER: Responsible for maintenance of the Association
members serve at the discretion of the Officers and may be removed by a
vote of the Officers (Article VIII, Section B).
An Association Meeting is
defined as a gathering, physical or virtual, of the Regular Members
whereby a vote of the Regular Members has been held (Article VIII,
An Officers Meeting is
defined as a gathering, physical or virtual, of the Officers whereby
a vote of the Officers has been held (Article VIII, Section B).
Minutes of any Association
Meeting or Officers Meeting shall be posted on the website within
two (2) weeks of the meeting and made available in written form upon
request being made of the Secretary.
The National Championship
Regatta is an annual event hosted by a Fleet and that is sanctioned
and sponsored by the Association. It is not an Association event
and, therefore, is not guaranteed to occur every year.
The Vice Commodore, acting
as NOC Chairman and by any means deemed effective and appropriate by
the Officers, shall issue a call for Fleet bids to host the
Nationals for the following year by April 1.
Fleet bids to host the
Nationals shall be submitted in writing to the Vice Commodore by
June 1 for a vote of the Officers (Article VIII, Section B) by June
30. If no satisfactory bid from a Fleet has been received by June
1, then bidding shall immediately be opened to non-Fleet
organizations desiring to host the Nationals.
The Vice Commodore and the
Chief Measurer serve to help the winning Fleet coordinate and
promote the Nationals. Every effort will be made to secure the
participation of those Fleet representatives most responsible for
previously coordinating the hosting of the National Championship
sponsorship of the Nationals also comes in the form of temporarily
funding upfront expenditures and deposits, and provision of a “stop
gap” for any reasonable losses incurred by the Fleet for hosting the
Nationals. The reasonability of such losses remains the sole
discretion of the Association Officers. Additionally, the hosting
Fleet shall be allowed to retain any profits generated by the event
after a full accounting has been provided to the Officers.
The Officers shall make
every effort to solicit bids to hold the Nationals on an East,
Central/Mountain, West, East time zone rotation in order to attempt
to provide the greatest number of Regular Members a chance to
compete for the title of National Champion. If no bid has been
accepted by the designated rotational time zone by June 1, then
bidding will be opened to include all time zones with preference
going to the time zone not most recently hosting the event. In
relation to this section, Indiana shall be considered in the Eastern
Time Zone, Arizona in the Central/Mountain Time Zone, and the 2006
Nationals shall begin the rotation in the Eastern Time Zone.
Regular Members Voting
Notice of a vote of
the Regular Members in good standing will be posted on the
Association’s website and in the Association’s newsletter, The
Balloting shall be
conducted electronically via the Association’s website, or
through email for those Regular Members so requesting, over a
period of not less than two weeks. Ballots for the election of
Officers shall be tallied by an independent third party.
Voting results shall
be posted by the Secretary within two weeks of the close of
A majority of the
Regular Members responding to a ballot shall be required to
carry a motion or to win an election. In the event of a tie
vote, a subsequent vote of the Officers shall serve to cast the
Proxy voting shall not
A majority of the
Officers responding to a motion shall be required to carry. In
the event of a tie vote, the Commodore shall cast the deciding
The Constitution, By-Laws
and Design Class Rules may be amended by a vote of the Regular
Members (Article VIII, Section A). New rules not in conflict with
the Constitution, By-Laws and Design Class Rules may be passed by a
vote of the Officers (Article VIII, Section B). The Officers may
also vote to simplify, clarify or correct the language of any
Article, if the intent or purpose remains substantially unchanged.
Any Officer or Member may
be suspended or expelled by a vote of the Regular Members (Article
VIII, Section A) for conduct or action deemed to be prejudicial or
injurious to the Association.
Any Officer that is known
to alter his membership status (Article II, Section A) is expected
to surrender the office no later than the expiration of the current
(As Adopted by the Officers of the Catalina
Capri 25/250 International Association )