Membership

According to IM24CA Constitution Membership of the IM24CA shall be open only to National Melges 24 Class Associations recognized and/or affiliated to their National Authority.

The following types, mentioned in points 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, of membership to National Melges 24 Class Associations shall be recognized.

  • 10.3. - Full Members shall be boat owners - individuals, companies or associations - who have paid the full NCA and IM24CA dues. Only full members are entitled to vote. Votes are limited to one vote per boat. In the case of two or more owners of the same boat, only one vote will be allowed. In the case of two or more boats owned by one owner, then two or more vote will be allowed.
  • 10.4. - Associate Members shall be those not included in Point 10.3, or those who have an interest in the class be it as a crew or supporter and who have paid the NCA associates dues. They shall not vote, nor are they eligible to hold office.
  • 10.5. - Honorary Members shall be nominated by the NCA and conferred on individuals or companies who have provided a special service to the class. They shall not vote and term of membership shall be decided by the NCA Committee.
  • 10.6. - Proof of class membership shall be only by listing on the IM24CA website. The NCA’s shall be quarterly fully responsible for maintaining the lists of their class members, their boats and boat certificates to IM24CA website. Access to the IM24CA membership edit area shall be provided to the nominated NCA representative by the IM24CA. 

FEES

Full Membership - 100 EUR (since 2015) mandatory 
Associate Membership - 10 EUR voluntary

Member National Class Associations shall pay a fee for each paid up member of their Association to IM24CA. These fees shall be payable at the end of each quarter in respect of their membership fees received in that quarter and per invoices of IM24CA Treasurer. 

Proof of class membership shall be only by listing on the IM24CA website. The NCA’s shall be quarterly fully responsible for maintaining the lists of their class members, their boats and boat certificates to IM24CA website. Access to the IM24CA membership edit area shall be provided to the nominated NCA representative by the IM24CA. 

According to the Melges 24 Class Rule B.2.1.: The owner and helmsman shall be a current member of their NCA or, where there is no NCA in his country, a member of the ICA or and NCA nominated by the ICA.