There are several levels of membership:
- Full Membership – this includes your boat’s annual ISMA fee. All boats are required to be registered with ISMA to be eligible to race in International events including UK events open to International participants. Each registration contributes one vote to the block vote of the BISMA representative during ISMA voting.
- Non-commissioned boats (i.e. those under restoration or rebuild & unable to launch or sail) or owners of a 2nd boat, can pay a reduced membership fee for this category of BISMA membership. Boats under restoration or not in class need not be registered with ISMA.
- Associate Membership for those interested in the class or with boats not in class or under restoration.
- Friends of the class (free) to receive occasional newsletters, etc – see here
Full details are explained on the membership application form, which can be downloaded here, including arrangements for shared ownership and multiple boats.