|View Poll Results: Is your Nirvana AMYA registered?|
|YES (1 boat is registered with AMYA)||2||28.57%|
|YES (2 boats are registered with AMYA)||1||14.29%|
|YES (3 or more boats are registered with AMYA)||0||0%|
|NO (my Nirvana(s) is/are NOT AMYA registered)||4||57.14%|
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Nirvanas , AMYA
I have to say I am slightly confused on this COA ( class owners
association ) deal . Now that I am a AMYA member ( honestly ? because
I bought a used Soling 1M , wanted the magazine and needed to get sail
numbers for the Soling ) I put the sail numbers on the Nirvana that Steve
Lang assigned to me ages ago , and sent him an Email with my AMYA
number and just kinda wanted to stand up and be counted. It seems I am
now grandfathered in with my Nirvana in the AMYA and the loophole seems to be I dont have to send them ( AMYA) $7.00 to register the boat or have
them assign me sail numbers.....
So I must be missing something here ( I usually am ) - a group sets
themselves up as an COA and controls its registration process , what
function does the AMYA have concerning these boats ?
I dunno , I always seem to be going upwind......
Nirvana # 51
I've always wondered what the AMYA does for boaters?
I see boaters all the time out sailing. Do you have to be registered to even sail a boat? or can you start your own body of sailing?
I mean AMYA started somewhere, why not another racing body? one that doesn't cost to join.
reply to ironman929
I'll try to answer some of your questions : A large part of what the AMYA
does envolves working as a clearing house for racing rules ( our "rules of the
road" as it were) and to organize/regulate regattas and as the web site
states to promote the design , building , racing and general enjoyment of
simply messing around with boats .
Do you have to join/register to sail ? sorta yes - depends what your doing and with whom , if you got 4 buds and just want to "play" at your local watering hole , well no . If you have a club with a couple dozen members ,
sail a weekly schedule , track wins/loses , chances are you will have "class"
boats , which means the are all the same , sail numbers help you see who is
who , and someday you could end up at a regional regatta . The AMYA
keeps all this under some kinda control .
As far as cost goes , with the exception of the AMYA membership
secretary I believe everyone is a volunteer - MOST of what you pay goes for a terrific 4 issue magazine ( as far as I know the only one just for RC sail )
and then clubs can get "pond insurance" because there are lawyers .
The world changes - used to be the only source of info was the old
MYQuarterly magazine for people scattered all over the U.S. , toiling away in their basements , waiting for a catalog to arrive from a company that had an ad in the 'zine . Dumas,Bluejacket,Dromedary,Vortex... sigh.
Teared up there -sorry. The AMYA web site is .modelyacht.org , go
poke around and see whats what , check out the kinds of sailboats that are
currently being raced , where and by who . later dude.