1. Roll Call. All members of the Board of Directors were
present except Messrs. Ansfield, Cochran, Collins, Cook, Harken,
Johns, Lane, Munster, Osmond, Reynolds and Ross and Ms. Sertl.
2. Approval of Minutes. The minutes of the Board of Directors
meeting on October 14, 2000 were approved.
3. President’s Remarks. President Muldoon introduced Nancy
Richardson, a retiree from the Girl Scouts of the United States, who
is working with Pat Giella to coordinate a new Sailing Counselor
training program for girl Scout staff. She also is drafting a
memorandum of understanding intended to more closely join US SAILING
and the Girls Scouts.
He congratulated Marcia Everingham for winning the autographed
"Sydney 2000" jacket donated by Janet Baxter, then thanked
her for donating it to the Olympic Sailing Committee to be sold at
auction to benefit the United States Olympic Sailing Team.
Mr. Muldoon presented an award to Tom Farquhar in recognition of
his work as Chair of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association.
Joanne Dorval was recognized for her service as "Coordinator
of Presidential Activities" during the three-year Muldoon
4. Council and Committee Reports – For more detail
respecting the report and activities of any reporting committee or
council, please refer to its page on the US SAILING website at www.ussailing.org.
4a. Championships Committee. James Appel reported for Chairman
Brad Dellenbaugh. At the committee’s request, the Board of Directors
adopted the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that $7,400 be transferred from the Junior
Championship Designated Fund account to the Junior Championships
operating budget for 2001.
The Board of Directors adopted the following resolution at the
request of the Championships Committee:
BE IT RESOLVED that US SAILING endorses and supports the
application of Balboa Yacht Club’s Governors Cup to become an ISAF
Grade 3 Match Racing Event in recognition of its being a junior
national match racing championship.
4b. Council of Sailing Associations. Walter Chamberlain
referred the Board to the committee’s written report.
4c. Inshore Committee. Larry White referred the Board to the
committee’s written report.
4d. Website Working Party. Mike Schoettle made a PowerPoint
presentation about the US SAILING website at www.ussailing.org.
4e. Legal Committee. The committee had no report.
4f. Multihull Council/Multihull Committee. Art Stevens referred
the Board to the council’s written report. At the council’s
request, the Board of Directors approved the following
BE IT RESOLVED that up to $4,500 be transferred from the Hoyt/Jolley
Designated Fund to the Alter Cup operating budget for 2001.
The council’s request that the Executive Committee approve
participation of young multihull sailors in the National Junior
Olympic regattas was referred to the Youth Championship Committee.
The Board of Directors approved Terms of Reference for the
Multihull Committee (Attachment A).
4g. National Offshore Council (NOC). Craig Brown referred the
Board to the committee's written report.
4h. Offshore Committee. Bruce Eissner reported for the
committee. At the committee’s request, the Board of Directors
approved adding the following US SAILING prescription to 6.01 of the
Recommendations for Offshore Sailing:
US SAILING prescribes that acceptable training shall be in programs
that are approved by US SAILING.
The Offshore Committee requested the Racing Rules Committee to act
swiftly with ISAF to change RRS 1.1 ("A boat or competitor shall
give all possible assistance to any person or vessel in danger.")
to conform with COLRG 2304 - Duty to provide assistance at sea, which
reads in part:
(a) A master or individual in charge of a vessel shall render
assistance to any individual found at sea in danger of being lost,
so far as the master or individual in charge can do so without
serious danger to the master’s or individual’s vessel or
individuals on board.
4i. Olympic Sailing Committee. Hal Haenel referred the Board to
the committee's written report.
At the request of the Olympic Sailing Committee, the Board of
Directors approved the transfer of $100,000 from the designated
fund known as the "LA Windfall" fund to the Olympic Sailing
Committee operating budget.
4j. One Design Class Council (ODCC). Dick Martin referred the
Board to ODCC’s written report.
4k. Race Administration Committee. Pat Seidenspinner referred
the Board to the committee's written report.
4l. Racing Rules Committee. Rob Overton referred the Board to
the committee's written report. He distributed a draft of possible US
SAILING prescriptions to the 2001-2004 Racing Rules of Sailing.
4m. Training Committee. Rich Jepsen referred the Board to the
committee's written report and made a PowerPoint presentation about
the committee’s work.
5. Unfinished Business
5a. Amendment to Regulation 5.04(a). The Board of Directors
approved amending US SAILING Regulation 5.04(a) – Non-USA Resident
Membership and Participation to read as follows (new text is underscored):
(a) Participation is US SAILING Championships is open to non-US
citizens (including resident and non-resident aliens), provided
all other requirements of the Championship are met, except where
the notice of race require US citizenship for the specific
Championship. The Junior Olympic Nationals, the Leiter and the Ida
Lewis require US citizenship, but a waiver may be requested. The
Women’s Match Racing National Championship requires US
citizenship or resident alien status. Non-resident aliens may
request a waiver. Creating a new requirement of US citizenship
requires approval of the US SAILING Board of Directors.
5b. 2001 Budget. Janet Baxter first acknowledged Laurel Kenney’s
contributions to the Budget Committee and US SAILING. She then
presented the 2001 budget, which includes total revenue of
$4,959,948 (including $873,311 earmarked for Olympic expenses), total
expense of $4,823,656 (including $890,000 for Olympic expenses)
and a budgeted operating surplus of $152,981. The 2001 budget
was approved as presented. See www.ussailing.org/budget/2001budget.htm.
5c. Proposed Dues Increase. Don Durant moved to withdraw the
dues-increase motion that he presented on Friday and to substitute the
proposal entitled "General Services Committee Amended Dues
Proposal (10/15/00)", which was distributed before the meeting.
Motion approved. The Board of Directors then approved a
motion to approve the proposed increase.
5d. Community Sailing Council "Golden Anchor" Proposal.
Glen Brandenburg presented a proposal to expand the Golden Anchor
program to all US SAILING member organizations (Attachment B).
The Board of Directors supported the general concept of the proposal
and referred it to the General Services Committee for development of
an implementation plan. The implementation plan is subject to the
approval of the Executive Committee.
6. New Business
6a. Approval of Chairs. The Board of Directors approved
the appointments on Attachment C.
6b. Councilor of Honor. President Muldoon was appointed a
Councilor of Honor.
7. Recognition and Awards
7a. 50-Year Member Ike Stephenson. Mr. Muldoon presented a pin
to Ike Stephenson in recognition of his 50 years of US SAILING
The meeting was adjourned at 11:04 a.m. The next meeting of the Board
of Directors will be at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2001, in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary