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Constitution of the Class
 
  1. The Victorian Yachting Council shall be the supreme controlling body of the class and shall exercise all powers relating to the class as a whole not herein provided for. It shall have the custody of the Master Copies of the Rules, Specifications and Plans of the class, and shall have the sole right of selling copies of the same.
     

  2. A local controlling body shall be appointed for such territory as shall be delineated by the supreme controlling body for the purpose of sponsoring and controlling the class within that territory. Such territory shall as far as possible be based on State, provincial or national boundaries, but other boundaries may be adopted in any case the supreme controlling body shall think fit.
     

    Local controlling bodies shall have jurisdiction over the territories for which they are appointed and shall be self-governing in all local matters not conflicting with the Constitution or the Rules, Specifications and Plans of the Class.
     

  3. The local controlling body for the State of Victoria shall consist of a committee of not less than seven persons of whom two-thirds at least shall be Jubilee yacht owners registered in the State of Victoria who shall be elected at a general meeting of the Jubilee yacht owners registered in the State of Victoria, to be held annually not later than the month of August.
     

  4. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron shall be the local controlling body for the State of New South Wales.
     

  5. Any other recognised yacht club or association may apply to the supreme controlling body for permission to adopt and sponsor the class within any territory in which it is situate, and the supreme controlling body may thereupon if it thinks fit appoint the recognised yacht club or association so applying to be the local controlling body for a territory to be defined by the supreme controlling body, provided no other local controlling body has been appointed in respect of that territory.
     

    But notwithstanding that a local controlling body has been appointed for any territory such territory may be subdivided into two or more territories and a separate controlling body appointed for each in lieu of the previous one controlling body, but in such case the local controlling body previously in control of the whole area shall be appointed the local controlling body in respect of one of the new territories so created by subdivision. Provided however that each Australian State shall comprise one territory and shall not be subdivided.
     

  6. The appointment of any local controlling body other than those referred to in clauses 3 and 4 hereof may be withdrawn at any time by the supreme controlling body and another local controlling body appointed for such territory.
     

  7. No yacht shall be considered as a Jubilee class yacht unless and until it shall have been registered with the supreme controlling body, and no yacht shall be eligible to take part in a Jubilee class race unless so registered. Every application for registration shall be in writing and shall be made through the local controlling body in whose territory the applicant is and must be accompanied by the Measurement Certificate hereinafter referred to and a fee of 12/6 in the case of the initial application for registration of any yacht (of which 10/- shall be payable by way of royalty to Mr. Charles Peel, the designer of the Jubilee yacht) and in the case of any subsequent application in respect of the same yacht a fee of 2/6.

    Such application shall contain the name and address of the owner and such other information as shall from time to time be prescribed by the supreme controlling body. On receipt of such application the supreme controlling body shall, if the same be in order, have the details thereof entered in a register of all Jubilee class yachts, to be kept by the supreme controlling body and shall allot an official number to the yacht and issue a Certificate of Registration.
     

    In the event of any alteration being made in any of the registered particulars the Certificate of Registration shall be forthwith forwarded by the owner to the local controlling body and by that body to the supreme controlling body for amendment and if not so forwarded the Certificate of Registration shall become void. The supreme controlling body may cancel or suspend a Certificate of Registration where in its opinion there has been a breach of this rule or the yacht or owner becomes in any way ineligible in the opinion of the supreme controlling body.
     

  8. Each local controlling body shall appoint such official measurers as it shall think fit and shall complete and supply Measurement Certificates for all yachts in its own territory. The fee for such certificate shall be 2/6 and shall be paid to the local controlling body in addition to the official measurer's fees (if any) for the time being prescribed by the local controlling body. No yacht shall compete in any Jubilee class race, or as a Jubilee class yacht, unless it shall hold a current Certificate of Measurement.
     

  9. Each local controlling body shall appoint one or more committees to foster and manage the class in its own territory or any part or parts thereof. Such committee or committees may consist of any number of persons, but at least 50 percent of the members of each such committee shall be owners or part owners of Jubilee class yachts. Unless otherwise specified one-half of the members of such a committee shall form a quorum.
     

  10. Each local controlling body shall arrange and/or conduct races for the class in its own territory, and unless the local controlling body shall otherwise resolve such local controlling body shall each yachting season conduct a championship race or series of races to determine the champion yacht of its territory for that season.
     

  11. Each local controlling body shall appoint one delegate to represent its territory and such delegate shall arrange all international interstate, inter-dominion and inter-provincial races and all races between yachts of different territories.
     

    Such races shall be held in accordance with the rules hereinafter provided for such races and such other additional rules and conditions as shall be from time to time prescribed by the delegates. The delegates need not meet together, but may make arrangements by correspondence and the procedure to be adopted by the delegates (including a quorum, if any) shall be as from time to time agreed by the delegates, and in default of agreement as prescribed from time to time by the supreme controlling body.
     

  12. These rules, including the Constitution Racing Rules and the Plans and Specifications, may never be suspended but may be amended in the manner following: Any person or body desiring that any amendment shall be passed shall first submit the same to the appropriate committee appointed by the local controlling body of the territory in which he resides and such proposal for amendment shall be considered at a meeting of such committee called for such purpose.
     

    If such committee shall approve of such proposal for amendment by a majority of three-fourths of those present the local controlling body shall forward the resolution for amendment to the supreme controlling body, together with the sum of £2 or such other sum as the supreme controlling body shall from time to time prescribe to defray the expenses of the supreme controlling body in conducting a referendum of all financial registered owners of Jubilee class yachts. Such referendum shall be conducted by post, and the supreme controlling body shall prescribe a time within which votes must be recorded. If three-fourths of the votes so recorded are in favour of the resolution for amendment the amendment shall be deemed carried, and shall thereupon be incorporated in the master copies of the Rules on a certificate of the chairman and secretary for the time being of the supreme controlling body.

    The supreme controlling body shall notify the result of the referendum to each local controlling body, which shall thereupon advise such result to the Jubilee class owners within its territory. In any such referendum there shall be one vote in respect of each Jubilee yacht, and in the event of more than one co-owner of a yacht recording votes the vote of the owner whose name appears first on the register kept by the supreme controlling body shall be recorded and the votes of all other co-owners rejected. Referenda conducted in accordance with this rule shall be held not more often than once in any calendar year.
     

    In any such calendar year resolutions for amendments shall be submitted by local controlling bodies to the Supreme controlling body not later than 30th April, and the date to be prescribed by the Supreme controlling body within which votes must be recorded shall be not later than 30th June. Any alterations or additions to the Constitution, racing rules of the class, rules relating to international, interstate races, etc, specifications and plans and measurements arising out of any such referendum shall become effective on 1st October in the year in which such referendum is held.
     

  13. In the event of there being any doubt as to the interpretation or construction of these Rules of the Jubilee Class (including the Plans and Specifications) the matter shall be referred to the supreme controlling body, whose ruling thereon shall be final and binding on all persons concerned. In so interpreting and construing these rules the supreme controlling body shall not be bound by the strict legal construction thereof, but may give effect to what it shall consider to be the intended meaning thereof and so place a broad and elastic interpretation of these rules.
     

    As no rules can anticipate every possible situation, the supreme controlling body may (and shall if so requested) where any subject is not covered herein or by the dictates of common sense issue a ruling thereon which ruling shall thereupon be deemed included in these rules. Any such ruling and any decision on the interpretation of these rules shall with all due expedition be notified to each local controlling body.

 

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