but the is different from an appointment where there is no state body.Right..
as an AS member, I have requested this information from them.
Let's see if I get a response - if not, I can escalate as a "Club Member".
If no joy, I may agitate at our club to apply for voting membership.
As you say, a ridiculously closed club:
4.3 c) "An applicant will be admitted to membership of Australian Sailing as a Voting Member if the Voting Members pass a Special Resolution admitting the applicant"