Boe-Craft Skeeter

Ice Yacht Association

By-Laws 

   By-Laws of the Boe-Craft Skeeter Ice Yacht Association


ARTICLE I – Name

 

Boe-Craft Skeeter Ice Yacht Association

 

ARTICLE II – Object and Policy

 

Section 1.   To Promote Boe-Craft Skeeter class Racing Governed by this association and to maintain the one design features of Boe-Craft Skeeter ice yachts (side by side Skeeters), as designed by William Boehmke.

 

ARTICLE III – Organization and Eligibility

 

Section 1.  The individual shall join through a fleet on whose ice he normally sails or by an individual membership. To be eligible for membership, the individual must own a Boe-Craft Skeeter as defined by the official specifications.

 

ARTICLE IV – Jurisdiction

 

Section 1.  The association has jurisdiction over all Boe-Craft Skeeter activities. Its class rules govern all sanctioned Boe-Craft Skeeter races, regardless of by whom held. Its By-Laws and rules are binding upon all members and fleets. All registered Boe-Craft Skeeter yachts must conform to its official plans and specifications.

 

ARTICLE V – Dues

 

Section 1.  Association dues shall be $5.00 per year, payable to the association Secretary-Treasurer prior to the 15th of January of any given year.

 

ARTICLE VI – Officers

 

1.   Commodore – Chief Executive: Presides at all meetings. Rules on procedures, Jurisdiction; summarizes decisions; appoints special committees; authorizes payment of bills.  The term of office is two (2) years.

 

2. Vice Commodore – Officiates in the absence of the Commodore. The term of office is two (2) years.

  

3. Secretary-Treasurer – Handles all correspondence and details of minutes, records, collects and dispenses all monies and performs all other duties pertaining to such office. The term of office is two (2) years.

 

 

ARTICLE VII – Standing Committees

 

Section 1.  Governing Board: Shall consist of all executive officers. The Commodore shall be Chairman. This committee interprets by-laws, and may pass new ones not conflicting therewith, conducts all business and determines policy of the association. Governing Board rulings shall be binding and final.

 

Section 2.  Race Committee for all Boe-Craft Skeeter regattas shall be appointed by the Governing Board. The Race Committee will supervise regatta arrangements and will operate under the racing rules of the National Iceboat Authority. Race committee members representing the Boe-Craft Skeeter Association for the Northwestern and ISA regattas will be approved by the Governing Board.

 

Section 3.  Technical Committee: Shall answer all questions regarding yacht construction allowances and specifications and shall rule on protests regarding the official specifications for all competing yachts. The committee shall consist of three (3) people including a Chairman. Each member shall have one vote regarding decisions of the Technical Committee. Each member shall serve a six (6)-year term and these terms shall be staggered to ensure continuity. (i.e. one new member shall be appointed every two (2) calendar years). The Chairman, who must have served previously on the Technical Committee, is appointed by the Governing Board. The Chairman in turn appoints the remaining committee members when a position opens.

 

Section 4.  Nominating Committee: Not less than 30 days prior to the annual election, the Commodore with the approval of the Governing Board shall appoint a nominating committee of not less than three members.

 

ARTICLE VIII – Meetings

 

Section 1. The annual meeting will be held the first Saturday of December at a location determined by the Governing Board. Special meetings may be called with a minimum of five days notice to the membership. A quorum of five members in good standing is required for any meeting to be official.

 

ARTICLE IX – Voting

 

Section 1.  Each member in good standing in attendance at the annual meeting shall be entitled to cast one vote. In the case of a leased boat, only one vote is permitted per boat. Proxy votes in writing will be accepted. The election of officers is to take place every two years at the annual meeting, with the new officers assuming their duties at the close of the meeting.

 

ARTICLE X – Races

 

Section 1.  Until such time as a change in procedure is deemed available and beneficial by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing at any annual or special meeting, Boe-Craft Skeeter Fleet #1 will race under the rules and sailing instructions of the Skeeter Iceboat Club. In order to race in any Boe-Craft Skeeter Fleet #1 races or Boe-Craft Skeeter Regatta races, all participants must be paid members in good standing of both the Boe-Craft Skeeter Ice Yacht Association and the Skeeter Iceboat Club.

 

ARTICLE XI – Regattas

 

Section 1.  The Boe-Craft Skeeter Ice Yacht Association shall, if conditions permit, Hold one annual Regatta per year. The date and location of this annual Regatta will be determined by the members of Fleet #1 at an appropriate time before the start of the official racing season.

 

ARTICLE XII – Amendments

 

Section 1.  These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at the annual meeting or special meeting. 

 

Adopted 7/14/2008

 

Revised 1/15/2010