Hara Sailing Association Bylaws

1. General Provisions

1.1 The Hara Sailing Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) is a charitable, voluntary organization acting in the public interest, located in the Republic of Estonia, Kuusalu Parish, Hara Harbor.

1.2 The Association does not distribute its assets or income and does not provide material or financial benefits to its founders, members, management, or supervisory bodies, donors, or their family members as defined by law.

1.3 The fiscal year of the Association begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.

2. Objectives

The objectives of the Association are:

2.1 To develop sailing and recreational boating.

2.2 To promote maritime culture.

2.3 To create conditions for sailing and recreational boating.

2.4 To improve sportsmanship.

To achieve these objectives, the Association:

2.6 Brings together marine sports enthusiasts and organizes social events and leisure activities for them.

2.7 Organizes non-profit sports activities.

2.8 Organizes competitions.

2.9 Organizes small boat skipper courses and other professional courses and training for skill improvement.

2.10 Conducts sailing training.

2.11 Collaborates with the Estonian Yachting Union and other sailing-supporting organizations in Estonia and abroad.

3. Membership

3.1 Any individual willing to actively participate in achieving the Association’s goals and complying with the bylaws can become a member. Membership is divided into junior members, members, and honorary members.

3.2 A junior member is a person under 18 years old. An honorary member is a person awarded this status by the general meeting of the Association for outstanding contributions or services to sailing. Membership admission and exclusion are managed by the board according to the law and the Association’s internal rules.

4. Rights of Members

Members of the Association have the right to:

4.1 Elect and be elected to the governing bodies of the Association and receive comprehensive information about the Association’s activities from these bodies.

4.2 Participate in the events and activities of the Association.

4.3 Use the symbols and attributes of the Association according to the rules established in the internal regulations.

4.4 Use the premises and equipment of the Association according to the rules established in the internal regulations.

5. Obligations of Members

Members of the Association are obliged to:

5.1 Follow the bylaws and internal regulations of the Association.

5.2 Participate in community work and activities related to the welfare and development of the Association.

5.3 Maintain and responsibly use the property belonging to or used by the Association.

5.4 Pay the Association’s entrance and membership fees according to the decision of the general meeting of members.

6. Management

6.1 The highest authority of the Association is the general meeting of members, which all members can attend.

6.2 The general meeting is convened and decisions are made in accordance with the law.

6.3 The general meeting is conducted if more than one-third of the members or their representatives are present. If fewer attend, the board will convene a new general meeting with the same agenda within three weeks. The new meeting is valid if at least five members or their representatives are present.

6.4 The board is elected for three years and may consist of two to five members appointed by the general meeting. The board is chaired by a commodore appointed by the general meeting.

6.5 Board meetings are held as needed and are valid if more than half of the board members are present. Decisions require a two-thirds majority.

6.6 The general meeting may appoint an audit or auditor for the term of the board.

7. Property Relations between Members and the Association

7.1 Members have no right to the property of the Association.

7.2 The Association is not liable for the financial obligations of its members, nor are the members liable for the financial obligations of the Association.

8. Economic Activities and Asset Distribution

8.1 The Association may issue scholarships and engage in economic and educational activities according to the law.

8.2 The Association is dissolved in accordance with the law.

8.3 After satisfying all creditor claims and depositing the money for creditors who have not submitted claims, the remaining assets will be transferred to a non-profit organization, foundation, or religious association listed as tax-exempt, or to a public organization.