|A meeting of the Executive Committee of the United States Sailing
Association was held by telephone confer-ence at 2000 (Eastern Time) on
Tuesday, September 21, 1999. President Muldoon presided, and Secretary
Everingham recorded the minutes.
1. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS. All members of the Executive
Committee were present except Messrs. Colgate, Haenel and Hobbs. Also
present were Executive Director Terry Harper and, at the invitation of
the President, Board member Richard Goodman.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the August 16, 1999 meeting of
the Executive Committee were approved with the corrections that were
distributed before the meeting.
3. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon reserved his remarks for later in
the meeting. The Executive Committee nominated Mr. Muldoon as a
Councilor to the Offshore Racing Council as suc-cessor to Dave Irish
whose term is expiring.
4. TREASURER'S REPORT. Treasurer Lane discussed the financial
statements for the ten-month period ended August 31, 1999, which were
distributed to the Executive Committee by mail the week before the
5. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. The Executive Director's report was
distributed before the meeting.
5a. Membership Report - Mr. Harper reviewed the statistical
information distributed to the Executive Com-mittee before the meeting.
He reported that we are (a) about 300 ahead of last year in renewals,
(b) at 99% of target for youth and adult renewals combined, (c) 500
ahead of last year's keelboat acquisitions and (d) ahead of last year in
adult acquisitions. Youth renewals are in excess of target, although
acquisitions are lagging a little, probably because we dropped Larchmont
Junior Race Week as a Junior Olympic event. In organizational
memberships, we are ahead of last year in every category except
"Other", although we have already made the overall target for
fiscal 1999 in that category. We are down, compared to target, on clubs.
We are ahead on total revenue compared to last year and within 1% of
target year to date.
5b. Pricing of Products and Services - Discussion of the pricing of
US SAILING products and services de-scribed in Mr. Harper's memorandum
dated September 13, 1999 was deferred until agenda item 7b.
5c. Los Angeles 2012 Olympic Bid - The Executive Committee approved
the Council of Sailing Associations to act as US SAILING's liaison to
the Los Angeles 2012 Bid Committee.
5d. Merchandise - Mr. Harper was authorized to pursue an arrangement
with CYRK and to continue discus-sions with Frank Whitton, subject to
final approval of any contract or arrangement with either of them by a
subcommittee of three Executive Committee members to be named by the
5e. AGM Hotel Reservations - Mr. Harper reviewed the extra costs
involved if US SAILING fails to meet its room block at the Hyatt Regency
Baltimore for the AGM. The Executive Committee members were en-couraged
to get people to register at the hotel. It was noted that some Executive
Committee members have reservations at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, but
their names were omitted from the staff's September 21 list of Board
members and committee chairs who had registered.
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
6a. Junior Women's Championship (Clagett Trust Agreement) - Mr.
Rosekrans was commended for his work on this matter, the results of
which were reported before the meeting.
6b. Trophies - After a discussion, the Executive Committee adopted
the following resolution:
RESOLVED: A deed of gift accompanying a trophy given to US SAILING
shall be submitted to the Executive Committee for approval in accordance
with US SAILING's guidelines. A copy of the signed deed of gift shall be
furnished to the US SAILING office.
The resolution will be sent to the chairs of the various championship
committees with a reminder that they or their committees may not accept
offers of trophies and instead must refer all such offers to the
6c. Website Update - Mr. Schoettle reported that the number of daily
user sessions on the website has ap-proximately doubled since March.
After a discussion, the Executive Committee approved an advertising
policy for the US SAILING website (ATTACHMENT 1) and authorized the
posting of the protest form on the website.
6d. Strategic Planning - Revised Mission / Vision Statement - Mr.
Schoettle presented a revised Mission Statement, Vision Statement,
Strategic Objectives and Priority Goals (ATTACHMENT 2). The Executive
Committee approved forwarding the revised document to US SAILING's other
committees for comment.
7. NEW BUSINESS
7a. IRM 2000 - Mr. Osmond discussed the IRM 2000 handicapping system
being promoted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Royal
Yachting Association (RYA).
7b. 2000 Budget - The Executive Committee discussed at length the
draft budget (version 7) that she distrib-uted earlier in the day. The
Executive Committee was reminded that it is likely that the budget will
be changed substantially before it is presented to the Board at the AGM.
The Executive Committee approved a motion to rescind the pricing
structure set forth in the Executive Di-rector's memorandum dated
September 13, 1999 to the extent that it requires payment of race
officials' certification fees. Ms. Baxter abstained.
A motion to rescind the proposed transfer to the Race Management
Committee of all processing, copying, evaluating and other work related
to the St. Petersburg Trophy competition was tabled, but with the
under-standing that the transfer will not be implemented without further
discussion and action on the tabled motion.
7c. Strictly Sail Chicago and Sail Expo - The Executive Committee
members were urged to encourage Olympic athletes to participate in these
and similar events.
7d. Professional Sailing Council - Mr. Muldoon reported that there is
interest in starting a professional sailing circuit, the proponents of
which have sought US SAILING's support. He asked the Executive Committee
members to think about reactivating the Professional Sailing Council.
8. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Mr. Goodman was excused and left the meeting,
after which the Executive Committee and the Executive Director continued
in executive session respecting the discussions with the publishers of
Sailing World and Sail magazines.
9. ARTICLE 14/RRS 69 MATTERS - The executive session continued with
the discussion of the following pending Article 14/RRS 69 matters:
9a. 99-69-03 - This matter has been sent to the Article Fourteen Review
9b. 99-69-04 - This matter has been sent to the Article Fourteen Review
9c. 99-14-01 and 99-14-02 - These matters are in mediation. October 14
and 15 have been set as hearing dates in case mediation fails to resolve
9d. 99-69-06 - This is a new matter, which has been referred to the
Article Fourteen Review Board.
The meeting adjourned at 2312 (Eastern Time). The next meeting will
be a dinner meeting beginning at 1900 hours (Eastern Time) on Wednesday,
October 27, 1999 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.
J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary
US SAILING WEBSITE ADVERTISING POLICY
(Approved by the Executive Committee on September 21, 1999)
1. Advertising will be solicited from those companies that help US
SAILING achieve its mission.
2. US SAILING reserves the right to refuse advertising for any
3. US SAILING sponsors will have protected categories. All current US
SAILING sponsor product/service categories will be protected and
competitive advertising will not be ac-cepted.
4. Advertising will be accepted on event pages and US SAILING sponsor
logos will not sub-stitute for advertising on those pages.
5. US SAILING Sponsors and Corporate Members may purchase advertising
space on the US SAILING website at a discounted rate. The rates are as
$25.00 per 1000 views - standard rate
$20.00 per 1000 views - US SAILING Corporate Member rate
$15.00 per 1000 views - US SAILING Sponsor rate
6. No Banner advertising will be allowed on Committee and Council web
pages located on the US SAILING website. Banner type advertisements that
promote products and services offered by Committees and Councils may be
displayed on their respective web pages.
7. Advertisers must provide web-ready advertisements that meet format
and dimension crite-ria specific to the US SAILING website.
UNITED STATES SAILING ASSOCIATION 1999
To encourage participation and promote excellence in sailing, sail
training, and sailboat racing in the United States.
US SAILING is a member-based organization that accomplishes its mission
through volunteers and member organizations supported by an
administrative staff. We affirm the principles of good sportsmanship,
safety, fair play, equal opportunity and fun in sailing by people of all
ages and abili-ties.
· Serve as the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing in the
United States under the amateur sports act.
· Function as the national authority for sailboat racing.
· Be the source of information on sailing in the U.S.
· Represent U.S. sailors' interests to all external constituencies at
national and international levels.
· Field national teams that consistently demonstrate excellence in
· Be the primary source of education materials, programs and standards
for training and skill de-velopment in competitive and recreational
· Expand access to sailing.
1. Attain compliance with the Olympic and Amateur Sports Act of 1998 by
2. Field Olympic and Paralympic teams in 2000 that win more medals than
teams from any other country.
3. Achieve an annual net operating surplus equal to or greater than the
annual capital investment.
4. Continue upgrading the US SAILING web site so that it functions as
the primary source of in-formation on sailing in the United States.
5. Complete Board approved certification and training programs for race
administration, sailing in-struction and safety by November 2001.
6. Structure the US SAILING championships so they better serve the
mission of US SAILING by November 2000.
7. Develop new and leverage existing programs to encourage and
strengthen recreational sailing through outside revenue sources and