Executive Committee Minutes
June 16, 2003

1 President Dave Rosekrans called the meeting to order at 8 P.M. E.D.T.

2 Executive Committee members present were: Janet Baxter, Jim Capron, Ruth Creighton, Don Durant, Bruce Eissner, Louise Gleason, Fred Hagedorn, Dick Hanneman, Tom Hubbell, Joni Palmer, Dave Rosekrans, and Bill Ross. Not present: Paul Callahan, Stephen Jeffries, Jim Muldoon and Bill Munster. Guests present were BOD members Jerelyn Biehl and James Appel, Budget Director Hortensia Hacker and Executive Director Nick Craw.

3 A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the minutes of the May 20, 2003 ExCom meeting as amended.

4 President Rosekrans reported that at the ISAF meeting in Oslo, the New York Yacht Club was selected to host the Team Racing World Championships in 2005. ISAF and Sailing Summit are also joining forces to support the Connect to Sailing Program.

5 After a brief discussion it was agreed to again have a discussion Forum at the AGM in St. Louis. Summary reports of the Forum discussions will be prepared and distributed prior to the close of the meeting. President Rosekrans has also invited two speakers from the Oslo meeting, Malov Shroff and Tim Coventry, to make similar presentations at the next AGM.

6 Jim Capron reported on rule changes prepared by the Racing Rules Committee for submission to ISAF for the 2005-2008 Rule Book. A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve submissions to the ISAF for changes to rules 30.3; 42.2(d) [adding new rules 42.3© and (d)]; 62.1; 63.5; 63.7; 69.1(d); and Appendix K, paragraphs K10.1 and K12.3. These approved submissions will be forwarded to the ISAF prior to the August 1, 2003, deadline. The November ISAF meeting submissions will be published by the ISAF after it has collected all submissions from all sources and will be available on the ISAF website at: http://www.sailing.org/meetings/2003november/default.asp"

7 Executive Director Nick Craw announced that member retention rates were again above the rates of last year, for the 10th time in the past 12 months. He also noted that there would be considerable office turmoil for the next few weeks as many departments in the US SAILING office are relocating within the building.

*The on-line event registration system is still in testing, but nearing completion and has been used successfully for several events this year.
*A proposed member benefit, insurance for one design fleets available on line, is being explored.
*To date, 505 Americap II certificates have been issued compared to 290 a year ago. Americap II is currently tracking ahead of goal for the year, and IMS ratings are tracking at goal.

8 Budget Director Hortensia Hacker noted that the first fund raising effort had been launched with a selected mailing, and that a second mailing would be done shortly.

9 Trophy guidelines to assist potential donors of a Perpetual Trophy, or trophy donors for US SAILING National Championship Events, have been reviewed and rewritten by Tom Fender, Chairman, and members of the Trophy Committee. A motion to approve them as presented was made, seconded and carried.

10 A motion to support the efforts of the Sailors With Special Needs to initiate the Gay Lynn Award was moved, seconded and approved.

11 A total of 25 boats in 470, Europe and Finn classes, have entered the first Olympic Development Regatta, which will begin on June 17. The event has no effect on the US SAILING budget.

12 Reporting for the US SAILING Olympic Committee, Fred Hagedorn announced that a submission is being developed to provide a more balanced ISAF Ranking System, as the ranking system is now being used to determine entrants at Olympic Qualifying events. US SAILING team members will travel to Santo Domingo on July 28 for the Pan Am Games. Team gear has been furnished by Land's End for all members of the US Sailing Team, US Disabled Sailing Team and the US Youth World Team. Ice Boaters have expressed an interest to enter the Winter Olympics, and ISAF has the matter under review.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to apply the implications of the Ted Stevenís Sports Act of 1998 (and it successor Acts) to the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships as a matter of policy. The Olympic Sailing Committee has indicated to the Adult Single-handed Committee (O'Day Trophy) that it will probably not grant berths to the Olympic Selection Trials to the winner of the O'Day Trophy after this quadrennium."

NEW BUSINESS

13 An All Instructor Symposium to be conducted at the Larchmont Yacht Club, will feature a presentation by President Dave Rosekrans. A new Poster, highlighting the importance of sailing ethics and behavior has been produced with the cooperation of the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound and the President's Club. The symposium will be video taped for presentation elsewhere, and posters will be distributed at all US SAILING events.

14 The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 E.D.T.

15 An Executive Session followed.


Respectfully submitted,


Dick Hanneman, Secretary