1. Roll Call. Executive Committee members Sarah Alger, Charley Cook, Bruce Eissner, Ted Everingham, Louise Gleason, Fred Hagedorn, Craig Healy, Stephen Jeffries, John Ross, Mike Schoettle, and Larry White were present. Also present was Executive Director Terry Harper.
Approval of Minutes
Stephen Jeffries provided brief highlights from the February financial
report, which was distributed earlier. He noted that US SAILING is below
budget on both revenues and expenses, with a net balance to the positive
for February. In addition, he requested the following motion.
President Rosekrans noted that there will not be a Presidentís Club
outing this year. The next outing will be the start of the Volvo Ocean
Race. Gary Jobson has agreed to assist in the planning to ensure this is
a great event for Presidentís Club members.
Right to Compete. President
Rosekrans advised that US SAILING needs to inform people that the Racing
Rules are not the only guidelines governing our sport. It was noted that
a Rules prescription was recently approved that addresses this issue.
The Executive Committee also suggested that the Legal Committee be asked
to complete guidelines to help clubs understand their obligations under
the Amateur Sports Act.
President Rosekrans noted that as of yet, US SAILING does not have
sufficient information to make a judgment regarding the proposal to
establish a collaborative web site with other NGBs.
Rules. A proposal regarding
Inland Rule 1 has been received. Ted Everingham agreed to look into the
Executive Directorís Report. A report on membership
and on contracts was submitted. Terry Harper reported on the progress of
the development of a virtual private network between Pshift and the
Portsmouth office. The Rule Books are expected to be delivered and
mailing to begin the first week of May, while the Dave Perry books will
be delivered mid to late April. It
was noted that a press release should be distributed regarding the
delivery schedules of the Rule Books and the Dave Perry book.
membership lists. Action was
deferred until the May 2001 meeting.
Marine Contract. The
contract has been signed.
2001 Sundance Cup ISAF Grading Form.
of bank account in Greece and authorization of signatories.
Fred Hagedorn noted that the OSC has found it very useful to have
an in-country bank account available during the years leading up to
There is a great need for fundraising, especially in our Olympic
Rosekrans will name a four-person sub-committee of the Executive
Committee to prepare and release an RFP to solicit fundraising
The agreement was approved last week and has been signed by US
SAILING. Terry Harper will draft a letter to all US SAILING Event Chairs
explaining any limitations this agreement may place upon them Ė it is
much less than in the previous quadrennium.
An agreement with Vanguard has been signed, which will develop a
Youth World Radial Team. Vanguard is to provide funding, which will help
to pay for a coach and assistance in supporting five youth sailors to
compete in the 2001 Radial Worlds. The coach will assist any US athlete
participating, not simply the five selected athletes.
Youth World Team Qualifiers.
The qualifier for the girls single-handed will be the 2001 Leiter Cup.
Boys single-handed will be selected from the JO Nationals in 2002.
The boys and girls double-handed will be held in 29ers, and the
selection event will be the 29er Midwinters in February 2002.
Performance Sailcraft, the 29er manufacturer, will provide 10 boats to
the OSC for charter. The IMCO selection events are under consideration
with the US Windsurfing Association. A press release is being drafted.
Bruce Eissner noted
that he forwarded an article by Dan Nowlan on Offshore to the Executive
Adjourned at 9:40 pm