1. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS. All members of the
Executive Committee were present except Mr. Eissner. Also present were
Executive Director Terry Harper and, at the invitation of the President,
Board members Dean Brenner and Roger Brown.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the Annual General
Meeting on October 30, 1999 and the Executive Committee and Board of
Directors meetings on October 31, 1999, all held in Baltimore, Maryland,
3. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon reserved his remarks for
later in the meeting.
4. TREASURER'S REPORT. Treasurer Lane reported that there were
no material changes from the financial statements that were distributed
at the Annual General Meeting in October. Preliminary October 31
year-end figures are being reviewed.
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
Committee before the meeting and discussed in his report. Overall
membership is within 50 of the corresponding week of 1998.
5b. Staff Restructuring Report – Mr. Harper reported on
staff restructuring, which is nearing completion.
5c. Project GOLD 2000 – The Executive Committee discussed
the United States Olympic Committee’s Project GOLD 2000.
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
6a. ISAF Delegation Report – Mr. Cook presented a summary of
his previously distributed report on the ISAF annual conference in
Sydney earlier in November. President Muldoon complimented the US
SAILING delegation on its work in Sydney.
6b. Website Update – Mr. Schoettle reported that US SAILING
will be processing credit cards on the website beginning on November 29.
He also described the website calendar, which is up and underway.
An e-mailed report on the website will be initiated in the next few
There are an encouraging number of Rolex ballots being received
through the website.
6c. Cleveland AGM Contract – Mr. Harper presented a summary
of facilities and costs under consideration for the 2001 Annual General
Meeting in Cleveland. Mr. Rosekrans will explore Cleveland convention
and meeting facilities separate from hotels.
6d. Website Domain Names – The Executive Committee
authorized Mr. Harper to review this matter with legal counsel for
6e. Merchandising Contract(s) – Mr. Harper will send a
recommendation to the Executive Committee before the December 14
Executive Committee meeting.
6f. Portsmouth Office Lease – The Executive Committee
approved the terms of the proposed new four-year lease on the Portsmouth
office, beginning November 1, 1999, with two three-year renewal terms
and the landlord underwriting the cost of HVAC improvements. The lease
will provide that US SAILING will have a right of first refusal on 3,000
square feet of adjacent space currently occupied by Hood Yacht Builders.
It was noted that it is not feasible to make the current space
ADA-compliant at this time, and that this is the landlord’s
responsibility. The Executive Committee directed the Executive Director
and Mr. Lane either to arrange for the landlord to make the space
ADA-compliant or to find alternative space that is ADA-compliant before
the expiration of the initial four-year term of the lease.
6g. Agreement re: 2000 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship
– The Executive Committee approved adding ISAF as an additional
insured on existing insurance policies without contractual
indemnification provisions in favor of ISAF.
6h. Key West Race Week – The Executive Committee designated
GMC Yukon Yachting Key West Race Week 2000 ("KWRW") (January
17-21, 2000) as a US SAILING-sanctioned event with the understanding
that the indemnity agreement in the entry forms for the 2000 event will
not be enforced and the organizer will so notify KWRW entrants. In
addition, the Executive Committee gave permission for Category B
advertising during KWRW for all classes except the IMS Cruiser/Racer
6i. National Sailing League Regattas – The Executive
Committee gave permission for Category C advertising for the National
Sailing League’s 2000 five-regatta series. The series will be sailed
in 1D48s in Baltimore (April 28-30, 2000), Newport (June 2-4, 2000),
Chicago (August 11-13, 2000), San Francisco (September 21-24, 2000) and
Key West (January 15-19, 2001). The Executive Director will advise the
organizer that Appendix G may be replaced before the series ends.
7. NEW BUSINESS
7a. Approval of Area Race Officers – The Executive Committee
approved the appointment of the following Area Race Officers: J. David
Crawford (Area A – 1st term), Ruth LeeWeidner (Area G – 1st term),
Herbert Bodman (Area D – 2nd term) and Stan Betts (Area J – 2nd
7b. General Services Committee Update – Mr. Durant discussed
the report that he distributed before the meeting.
7c. ISAF Delegation Budget – The cost of the conference
calls of the Executive Committee working party with Rob Overton to
discuss Racing Rules Committee’s proposed submissions to ISAF should
be charged to general overhead, not to the ISAF Delegation or the Racing
7d. Multihull Council Business Plan – Mr. Rosekrans proposed
a trial endorsement of the "Fast & Fun" project jointly
presented by the Multihull Council and US Windsurfing. After a
discussion, the President appointed Mr. Rosekrans, Ms. Baxter and Mr.
Schoettle as a working party to work out details of the program.
8. ARTICLE 14 / RRS 69 MATTERS - Messrs. Brenner and Brown
were excused and left the meeting, after which the Executive Committee
and the Executive Director continued in executive session. Mr. Cook
reported on pending and recently completed Article 14 and RRS 69
9. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Mr. Harper was excused, and the
Executive Committee continued in executive session.
The meeting adjourned at 10:24 p.m. (Eastern Time). The next meeting
will be by telephone conference call at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on
Tuesday, December 14, 1999.
J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary