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International Lightning Class Association Membership

Membership dues are good for eleven (11) months after the month you joined. So regardless to when you join, your membership is good for one year. For example, join in February, and your membership is good through January 31 of the following year. All money paid to I.L.C.A. as dues in excess of the regular dues for Active Members, Associate Members, and Crew Members shall be charitable contributions to the I.L.C.A.

Your membership directly supports the daily communication between 150 fleets and nearly 1,800 members spread out over ten different countries. This includes developing and maintaining the class web site and publishing the Flashes newsletter and our electronic information updates, Flash Blasts! Please make sure we have your current e-mail and postal addresses.

•  $20 in excess will qualify for Contributing Membership
•  $50 in excess will qualify for Supporting Membership
•  $100 in excess will qualify for Donor Membership
•  $500 or more in excess will qualify for Benefactor Membership

Donations at the Supporting Membership level and higher will receive a Gold Circle, a special decal which goes over your regular boat decal, to acknowledge your generous support of the ILCA.

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Active Skipper, Boat Owner — $55.00

May only be held by an owner, part owner, a bona fide leasee (on record at ILCA Headquarters), a Service Fleet representative, or a member of a club which maintains a Club Lightning. He or she may skipper in any sanctioned or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Active Member may hold office and vote. Active Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email. Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membership.


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Associate — $30.00

Must be a non-owner of a Lightning yacht. He or she may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht and may skipper in any sanctioned  or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Associate Member cannot hold office or vote. Associate Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email.  Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membership.


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Crew — $10.00

Must be a non-owner of a Lightning yacht. He or she may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht. An Crew Member cannot hold office or vote. Crew Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email.  Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membership.


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Family - Calculated according to number of members

The Family Membership is designed for immediate Family Members who reside at the same address. 

1 Primary Active Boat Owner ($55), up to 5 Associate/Secondary Members ($30) and up to 5 Crew/Tertiary Members ($10).  

The Primary Boat Owner may only be held by an owner, part owner or a bona fide leasee (on record at ILCA Headquarters). He or she may skipper in any sanctioned or non-sanctioned race or regatta. 
An Active Member may hold office and vote. Active Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email. Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membership.

Associate/Secondary Members may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht and may skipper in any sanctioned  or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Associate Member cannot hold office or vote. Associate Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email.

Crew/Tertiary Members may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht. A Crew Member cannot hold office or vote.  Crew Members will receive the Class newsletter Flashes via email. 



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Family with Associate as Primary - Calculated according to number of members

The Family Membership is designed for immediate Family Members who reside at the same address. 

1 Primary Associate Member ($30), up to 5 Associate/Secondary Members ($30) and up to 5 Crew/Tertiary Members ($10).  

The Primary Associate Member may not own a Lightning yacht. He or she may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht and may skipper in any sanctioned  or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Associate Member cannot hold office or vote. Associate Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email.  Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membership.

Associate/Secondary Members may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht and may skipper in any sanctioned  or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Associate Member cannot hold office or vote. Associate Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email. 


Crew/Tertiary Members may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht. A Crew Member cannot hold office or vote Crew Members will receive the Class newsletter Flashes via email. 


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Family with Multi Boat/Active Skipper(s) - Calculated according to number of members

The Family Membership is designed for immediate Family Members who reside at the same address. 

1 Primary Active Boat Owner ($55), up to 5 Active Boat Owner/Secondary Members ($55) and up to 5 Crew/Tertiary Members ($10).  

The Primary Boat Owner may only be held by an owner, part owner or a bona fide leasee (on record at ILCA Headquarters). He or she may skipper in any sanctioned or non-sanctioned race or regatta. 
An Active Member may hold office and vote. Active Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email. Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membershipActive Boat Owner/Secondary Members may only be held by an owner, part owner or a bona fide leasee (on record at ILCA Headquarters). He or she may skipper in any sanctioned or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Active Member may hold office and vote. Active Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email. Copy of the printed newsletter may be purchased in addition to membership.

Crew/Tertiary Members may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht. A Crew Member cannot hold office or vote.  Crew Members will receive the Class newsletter Flashes via email. 


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Family with Life Member as Primary - Calculated according to number of members

The Family Membership is designed for immediate Family Members who reside at the same address. 

1 Primary Life Member ($0), up to 5 Associate/Secondary Members ($30) and up to 5 Crew/Tertiary Members ($10).  

The Primary Life Member shall be entitled to all of the privileges of an Active Member so long as such member meets the requirements for Active Membership. He or she must be eligible for active membership to be elected, and may retain such membership after ceasing to be a Lightning owner. Life Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email and printed copy.  

Associate/Secondary Members may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht and may skipper in any sanctioned  or non-sanctioned race or regatta. An Associate Member cannot hold office or vote. Associate Members receive website login credentials and access to the Class newsletter Flashes via email. 


Crew/Tertiary Members may be enrolled as part of the crew of a specific yacht. A Crew Member cannot hold office or vote.  Crew Members will receive the Class newsletter Flashes via email. 


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Life Member - $0.00

A Life Member shall be entitled to all of the privileges of an Active Member so long as such member meets the requirements for Active Membership. He or she must be eligible for active membership to be elected, and may retain such membership after ceasing to be a Lightning owner. 

Life Membership nominations can be submitted to the Class Office and are due by December 1st each year and are voted on by the Executive Committee. 


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Fleet Membership - $30.00
For Fleets - Annual dues paid directly to the ILCA. Fleet dues expire December 31 each calendar year. Fleet Membership is maintained by the Fleet Captain. 


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