1. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS. All members of the
Executive Committee and Executive Director Terry Harper were present.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the September 21, 1999
meeting of the Executive Committee were approved.
3. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon announced that Gary Jobson
will receive the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy this year. The
presentation will be made at the dinner on Saturday evening.
4. Treasurer's Report. Treasurer Lane reviewed the information
in the Financial Data (Fall 1999) booklet distributed at the meeting,
and he responded to questions. The booklet will be available at
Thursdays Board meeting.
5. Executive Director's ANNUAL Report. The Executive Directors
annual report was distributed before the meeting. Mr. Harper also
reported on a recent meeting of NGB executive directors.
6. Unfinished Business
6a. Updated Mission-Vision Statement Mr. Schoettle
discussed his plans for presenting the updated Mission-Vision
Statement that was distributed to the Board members and committee and
council chairs on October 19,1999.
6b. Restructuring US SAILING Championships Mr. Rosekrans
previewed his Sunday Board presentation and discussed the proposed
Board action items to be presented for a vote on Sunday.
6c. Budget Issues Ms. Baxter reviewed the fiscal 2000
budget in the Financial Data (Fall 1999) booklet and previewed the
presentation that she will make at the Board meeting on Thursday.
6d. Merchandising Contract(s) Mr. Harper reported on his
talks with Frank Whitton and CYRK.
6e. US SAILING Responses to Media Reports The
Executive Committee reiterated its position that responses to media
reports should be factual, informative and non-argumentative. Mr.
Rosekrans will continue through November as the Vice President
assigned to respond. Mr. Schoettle will serve as his back-up.
7. New Business
7a. Application for ISAF Recognized Status J/80 Class
The Executive Committee approved writing a letter to ISAF supporting
the application of the J/80 Class for recognized status.
7b. Confidentiality Issues The Executive Committee directed
that references submitted in connection with applications for judge or
race officer certification by a member of the certifying committee
should be sent only to the chairman of the certifying
7c. ISAF Annual Conference Important Issues Mr. Cook
reviewed the October 18 memorandum that he sent to the Board of
Directors and committee chairs, in which he discussed several issues
that will come before the ISAF Annual Conference in Sydney in
7d. International Measurer Applications The
Executive Committee approved the applications of Gareth Eames (Yngling
Class) and John H. Peck (J/24 Class) to ISAF for appointment as
International Measurers, subject to their becoming US SAILING members
if they are not. The cover letter should request that they be
considered although they are late.
7e. Area J Director The Executive Committee approved
presentation of the following resolution to the Board of Directors at
the Thursday meeting:
RESOLVED, that Charles Fuller is hereby elected as Area J
Director to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the
current Director, the two RSAs within Area J having indicated Mr.
Fuller as their selection.
7f. Agreement re: 2000 ISAF Womens Match Racing
World Championship Messrs. Cook and Everingham will serve as a
working party to review the contract and make a recommendation to the
- ANTICIPATED AGM ISSUES - The Executive Committee briefly
discussed other issues expected to come before the Board of
Directors during the Annual General Meeting.
- Article 14 / RRS 69 MATTERS - The Executive Committee and
the Executive Director discussed the following matters in executive
To be discussed at the Sunday Executive
9b. 99-69-04 To be discussed at the Sunday Executive
9c. 99-14-01 & 99-14-02 99-14-01 has been settled by
mediation. A hearing was held on 99-14-02, and a draft decision is
being discussed by the members of the hearing panel.
9d. 99-69-06 The matter has been sent to the Article
14 Review Board.
10. Executive Session - Mr. Harper was excused, and the
Executive Committee continued in executive session.
The meeting adjourned at 2223 (Eastern Daylight Time). The next
meeting will be at 0700 (Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday, October 31,
J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary