|A meeting of the Board of Directors of the United
States Sailing Association was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, at 8:00
a.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, October 14, 2000. President Muldoon
presided, and Secretary Everingham recorded the minutes.
1. Roll Call. All members of the Board of Directors were present except Messrs. Cook, Peter Durant, Harken, Johns, Lane, Munster and Osmond.
2. Approval of Minutes. The minutes of the Board of Directors meeting on October 13, 2000 were approved.
3. President’s Remarks. President Muldoon called for a moment of silence in memory of the sailors lost in the attack on the USS Cole off Yemen and all of our departed shipmates, including Gay Lynn, Sam Merrick and Gaither Scott.
Bill Sandberg of Rolex USA was recognized and thanked for Rolex’ continuing substantial support of US SAILING programs.
Mr. Muldoon invited those attending their first US SAILING meeting to introduce themselves.
4. Council and Committee Reports
4a. Appeals Committee. Bill Bentsen reported that the Appeals Committee has no unfinished business. During calendar 2000, the committee has decided only two appeals and two requests for interpretation of the racing rules.
4b. Commercial Sailing Committee / Industry Advisory Board (IAB). Greg Norwine referred the Board to the committee’s and the IAB’s written report.
4c. Community Sailing Council. Glen Brandenburg referred the Board to the Council’s written report.
4d. Competitor Eligibility Committee. Dave Irish referred the Board to the committee’s written report. On recommendation of the committee, the Board of Directors approved the following resolution:
4e. Judges Committee. Jim Capron referred the Board to the committee’s written report and announced that there will be an ISAF International Judges Seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on December 9-10.
4f. Multihull Committee / Working Party. Deferred to the Sunday Board meeting.
4g. Race Management Committee. Marcia Everingham referred the Board to the committee’s written report. During its closed session, the committee considered 22 applications for Regional Race Officer (RRO) or National Race Officer (NRO) certification. Of these, 12 RRO and 6 NRO applications were approved, and two other applications were approved subject to receipt of additional information.
4h. Sailors with Special Needs Committee. Hugh Elliot referred the Board to the committee’s written report. He also reported that the committee has established a good working relationship with the Sports Medicine Committee respecting classification and other matters. On the committee’s recommendation, the Board of Directors approved the following resolution:
4i. Strategic Working Party. Mike Schoettle referred the Board to the working party’s written report.
4j. U.S. Sailing Foundation (USSF). Bob Hobbs referred the Board to USSF’s written report.
4k. Olympic Transition Committee. Bob Hobbs reported for the committee. On the committee’s recommendation, the Board of Directors approved the following actions:
4l. U.S. Windsurfing. Dick Tillman referred the Board to the U.S. Windsurfing’s written report.
4m. Women’s Sailing Committee. Vicki Sodaro referred the Board to the committee’s written report. Two action items were referred to the Executive Committee for consideration on October 15.
5. Unfinished Business. Walter Chamberlain announced that the Council of Sailing Associations will discuss budget issues and the proposed dues increase at its Saturday meeting in anticipation of the related discussions at the Board of Directors’ meeting on Sunday morning.
6. New Business
6a. Amendment to Regulation 4.60 (Budget Committee). Dave Rosekrans presented a proposal to amend Regulation 4.60 (Budget Committee). After a discussion, the Board of Directors approved a motion to amend Regulation 4.60 to read in its entirety as follows:
6b. Proposed Regulation 4.80 (Government Relations Committee). Mr. Rosekrans proposed and the Board approved the following resolution:
7. Recognition and Awards
7a. United States Marine Safety Association (USMSA) Award. Jim O’Connor, a USMSA Board member, presented the 7th Annual USMSA Award to the US SAILING Safety at Sea Committee. Glenn McCarthy accepted the award for the Safety at Sea Committee.
7b. President’s Club Employee of the Year Award. Mr. Muldoon presented the first President’s Club Employee of the Year Award to Janine Ahmed, US SAILING Training Director.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 a.m. The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2000, in the Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana.
J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary