Roll Call. Executive
Committee members Sarah Alger, Charley Cook, Don Durant, Bruce Eissner,
Ted Everingham, Craig Healy, Linda Kessler, Dave Rosekrans, John Ross,
Mike Schoettle, Pat Seidenspinner, and Larry White were present. Also
present were Interim Executive Director William Placke and, at the
invitation of the president, Budget Chair Donna Hobbs and board members
T.K. Wegg and Clay Mock.
Approval of Minutes.
Presidentís Remarks. No
3. Budget Update. Donna Hobbs reported that the budget review with staff is scheduled for end of the month.
Interim Executive Directorís Report.
Report. Bill Placke reported
that US SAILING has been making progress on acquisitions, and results are
ahead of last year. The next membership initiative will be to reach out to
those who have not renewed.
5.b. Work Plan. Implementation of the Work Plan is beginning. Next week, staff is planning to do an initial dissemination to board and committee chairs.
Proposed changes to the ISAF-ORC regulations were reviewed by the Executive Committee. Individual motions were seconded and approved to submit the following recommended changes to the ISAF-ORC, as described in Attachment A, Items I and II:
motions were seconded and approved to submit the following Safety
Recommendations for Offshore Sailing to ISAF-ORC, as described in
Attachment A, Item III:
7. Proposed Candidates for ISAF Race Official Status
8. Unfinished Business
Visit to the US in May 2004. Charley
Cook noted that summaries have been submitted from San Diego Yacht Club,
Rhode Island Sailing Association in Newport, RI, and Boston. ExCom elected
to propose the San Diego location to ISAF. Gratitude was expressed to all
three organizations for their interest in hosting this important visit.
Request. ExCom noted that anti-doping
should be incorporated into the regulations, not into the bylaws. Fred
Hagedorn and Ted Everingham were asked to prepare draft regulations. Fred
Hagedorn will continue to keep Bill Waggoner, as chair of the Sports
Medicine Committee, informed of developments regarding the anti-doping
Charges. Currently a fee of $25 for members and $75 for nonmembers for appeals is
charged. A recommendation that the charge be dropped was discussed.
The Appeal of RRS
69.1-Related Issues. Input and
proposals regarding a process for the appeal of protest committee
decisions under RRS 69.1 and requests for conformation or correction of
such decisions have been submitted by the Rules, Judges and Race
Management committees, and reviewed.
(Executive Committee members and Executive Director only)
Article 14 and RRS 69 Issues.
Adjourn at 9:20 p.m.
Sarah J. Alger
Proposed ISAF-ORC Regulations
I. Carbon Fiber Hull Gyradius Adjustment
II. Hull measurement using a
laser system described herein has several attributes that greatly reduce
the time of the measurement process and reduce the impact of the
measurement site characteristics. Briefly they can be reduced to these
features. High accuracy, automatic position registration each time the
machine is moved, fewer required machine repositioning and
self-calibration. These result in quick, accurate hull measurements.
spring a dual measurement was made of the Farr 395 hull and appendages.
The boat was presented for measurement per the requirements of IMS rule
401. The boat was located inside the Carroll Marine facility on a level
concrete surface. On day 1 measurements were taken with the SMX laser
machine. Details are presented below. On day 2 the standard HMI
measurement was made. Prior to measurement initiation, freeboard location
points and centerline points were selected and marked on the hull. Both
measurement techniques captured these points as reference data.
was created that converted the SMX hull surface files into IMS VPP hull
offset files with station locations coincident with those of the HMI. This
file was aligned with the HMI file using the common reference points for
alignment. The comparison shows that without question, both techniques
measured the same hull. The laser system produces more uniform hull
sections and more thoroughly captures dimensions and shapes of the
appendages. Details of these comparisons and the laser measurement process
will be presented at the September Rome ITC meeting and at the ORC AGM in
certificates produced by the HMI and Laser system have ratings that are
quite similar, but differ in detail values.
FOLLOWING ARE APPROVED BY THE US SAILING SAFETY AT SEA COMMITTEE FOR
SUBMISSION TO ORC OR ADOPTION IN THE U.S. BY PRESCRIPTION:
(Non-Skid) Surfaces which may be stood on as hatches, portals, working
deck areas, including companionways, shall have adequate non-skid
characteristics or have non-skid materials applied or embedded for good
Emergency Exits (Multihulls)
3.10 Add Multihull Category 0
Reason: Adds crash bulkheads to multihulls to the most susceptible point of the hull.
Multihull Nets or Trampolines
Pumps and Buckets
4.04 Add Multihull Categories 0,1,2,3,4
Reason: Requires fire extinguishers on multihulls.
Insert - "Fully assembled and" before "ready for use".
Recent vessel inspections have shown that some boat owners are trying to
fulfill their ORC anchor carriage requirements using disassembled
multi-part anchors stowed in cloth bags below decks.
(Harnesses) - Replace "shall" with "is recommended