What are you talking about....Again, that's the club's choice. Despite what you think of AS, it is the club that has actively made this choice.
If we feel the clubs are making this choice in error, what are the clubs missing to make better decisions on this?
My practical experience is smaller organisations don't understand concepts like customer lifetime value, and go chasing every short term penny despite the longer term value. In this context, I may pay the SailPass fee, or I may not. The opportunity cost there is how much I spend at the bar this week, and the next week, and so on... Future courses they've been turned off, purchase of my own boat, etc.. etc.. because the first day, they got whacked with a SailPass cost. perhaps the clubs have done that maths, but I doubt it....
Australian Sailing prescription of Rule 46
From 1 January 2021 the Australian Sailing prescription to the rule will require that all crew are members of an affiliated club and registered with Australian Sailing- regardless of the number of races they have competed in.
Sure, clubs could perhaps issue sail passes and register people for free and even wear the increase in the association fees, but why should they have to fuck around with that to get around idiotic rules created by ASsholes?
Why does the national organisation feel the need to create idiotic rules?