The Catalina 400/445 International Association shall be governed according to the following bylaws.
Association Fleets may be formed anywhere nationally or internationally. C400s and C445s are the only yachts permitted in the established fleets. A minimum of 3 yachts are required to constitute an Association Fleet. Any combination of C400s and/or C445s (minimum of 3 yachts) can become an Association Fleet.
Annual Fleet Officer Elections
The annual election of Fleet Officers shall be held by 30 November each year. Results of these elections shall be filed by the Fleet Secretary with the Secretary and Treasurer of the Catalina 400/445 International Association not later than 20 December of the same year.
Minimum Number of Officers
Each Fleet shall have, as a minimum, a Fleet Captain, Assistant Fleet Captain, and a Fleet Secretary/Treasurer.
Renewal of Fleet Charters
Fleet Treasurers shall file, with the Treasurer of the Catalina 400/445 International Association, updated fleet rosters of members showing names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, hull numbers, yacht names, and berthing information along with checks for the National Dues by 20 December.
Fleet Captains shall file Annual Fleet Reports with the Commodore of the Catalina 400/445 International Association each year two weeks prior to the annual meeting. These Annual Fleet Reports shall consist of:
- Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Fleet Officers, and
- Summaries of meetings, newsletter content, racing information, cruising and social programs and general interest items such as championship or special awards, sailing conditions, pictures, articles, etc.
Annual Dues shall be payable each year by 1 December and will become delinquent on 1 January of the following year. Annual Dues for new members joining after March 30 shall be prorated by quarter. The annual dues will be as follows:
- Join before March 31 - $25
- Join April 1 to June 30 - $19
- Join July 1 to September 30 - $13
- Join October 1 to December 31 - $7
Annual dues for members residing outside the United States shall be $25 (US) plus postage.
All Association Fleets shall publish, at a minimum, an annual newsletter and must send electronic copies of all newsletters to the Commodore of the Catalina 400/445 International Association.