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 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
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."
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.
Dick Hanneman, Secretary