1. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS.
All members of the Executive Committee were present except Mr. Haenel.
Also present were Executive Director Terry Harper and, at the invitation
of the President, Board members Peter Harken and William Ross and the
Chairman of the Racing Rules Committee, Rob Overton. Mr. Overton left
the meeting after participating in the discussion of the proposed Racing
Rules Committee ("RRC") submissions to ISAF (item 7c below).
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The
minutes of the June 28, 1999 meeting of the Executive Committee were
approved as distributed before the meeting.
3. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr.
Muldoon thanked the ten or so members of the Executive Committee who
sent him written comments on the upgraded US SAILING website.
4. Treasurer's Report. Treasurer
Lane discussed the financial statements for the eight-month period ended
June 30, 1999, which were distributed to the Executive Committee by mail
the week before the meeting. The Executive Committee discussed the
5. Executive Director's Report.
The Executive Directors report was distributed before the meeting.
5a. Membership Report - Mr.
Harper reviewed the statistical membership information distributed to
the Executive Committee before the meeting and discussed in his report.
5b. Meeting Expenses The
Executive Director will provide the Executive Committee with information
on requirements for meeting (or "breakout") rooms at Spring
Meetings and AGMs for discussion at a future Executive Committee
5c. Sailing World / Cruising World and
American Sailor The Executive
Committee reviewed the proposed terms contained in his July 22
memorandum as well as Ms. Baxters memorandum about future options for
6. Unfinished Business
6a. US SAILING Website Update
Mr. Schoettle reported on several issues related to the website. At a
future meeting, he will report on any improved revenue (e.g., new
membership acquisitions and sales of merchandise) attributable to the
6b. USOC Compliance Update
Mr. Everingham reported that there have been no developments since the
June 28 Executive Committee meeting.
7. New Business
7a. Proposed Submission to ISAF on the Advertising
Code Mr. Cook presented the proposed
submission to ISAF on the Advertising Code, which was distributed before
the meeting. After a discussion, a motion to approve the proposed
submission, subject to minor, non-substantive editing and drafting of
supporting rationale, was approved.
7b. Proposed Submission to on Media Rights -
Mr. Cook presented the proposed submission to ISAF respecting Media
Rights, which was distributed before the meeting. After a discussion, a motion
to approve the proposed submission, subject to minor, non-substantive
editing and drafting of supporting rationale, was defeated. A motion
to approve the proposed submission with Clause 5 deleted, subject to
minor, non-substantive editing and drafting of supporting rationale, was
7c. Proposed RRC Submissions to ISAF
Mr. Cook presented the report of the Racing Rules/Appeals Working Party
(Messrs. Cook, Everingham and Lane) on proposed RRCs submissions to
ISAF (all of which were distributed to the Executive Committee before
the meeting), and Mr. Overton answered questions and presented the RRCs
views respecting the proposed submissions on RRS 30.3, 30.4 and 18.3.
The Executive Committee took the following actions respecting the
a. Approved the submissions on RRS 30.1, 30.2, 35,
61.1(a), 63.4, XX (a new, as yet unnumbered rule) and RRS Part 3.
b. Withdrew the submission on RRS 18.5 that was
approved by the Executive Committee at its meeting on June 28, 1999
and approved the substitute submission on RRS 18.5 that was
distributed for consideration at this meeting.
c. Approved the submission on RRS 30.3, subject to
the addition of a provision for a companion amendment to Appendix A
acceptable to the Working Party. In the absence of an acceptable
companion amendment to Appendix A, the submission of RRS 30.3 is
approved but with the last sentence of the proposed rule deleted.
d. The Executive Committee voted not to approve the
proposed submission on RRS 30.4.
e. The Executive Committee voted not to approve the
proposed submission on RRS 18.3. However, the Executive Committee
approved in principle a substitute submission deleting the language
about "fetching" the mark but retaining the "completes
a tack" language, subject to review and approval of the text of
the substitute submission by the Working Party.
The Executive Committee thanked the RRC for its hard
work, leadership in drafting the proposed submissions and coordination
of its efforts with the Working Party.
7d. Area F Race Officer
The Executive Committee appointed Jim Tichenor as Area F Race Officer
until the next Board meeting, effective immediately.