US SAILING will get the second phase of Coast Guard Sailing Smart grant. Our
other Coast Guard grant application is still being reviewed.
Mr. Muldoon has written to the Coast Guard advocating strongly that US SAILING be made
part of the task force to develop safeboating standards.
Propeller-guard proposals have been shelved.
4. Treasurer's Report. Treasurer Lane discussed the financial statements for the
seven-month period ended April 30, 1999, which were distributed to the Executive Committee
by mail the week before the meeting. Year-to-date revenues and expenses are on budget.
5. Executive Director's Report. The Executive Directors report was
distributed before the meeting.
5a. Membership Report - Mr. Harper reviewed the statistical information
distributed to the Executive Committee before the meeting and discussed in his report.
5b. West Marine Contract The Executive Committee approved the West Marine
contract as described in the Executive Directors report.
5c. Licensing (Soft Goods) The Executive Committee approved a six-month
trial arrangement for cooperatively promoting and distributing US SAILING soft goods
through Pacific Embroidery on the terms described in the Executive Directors report.
5d. Personnel Mr. Harper reported briefly on the continuing efforts to
recruit a replacement for John Wright.
6. Unfinished Business
6a. US SAILING Website Update Mr. Schoettle reported that nearly all
committees and councils now are "up" on the new site
(http://ussailing.pshift.com). The next task is to put the database on the site to be
followed by an intense staff review with a target to go "live" on May 28. The
project is on budget.
Mr. Muldoon asked each Executive Committee member to send him a one-paragraph reaction
to the site before the June 28 Executive Committee meeting.
6b. GMC Contract Mr. Harper discussed the arrangements with GMC, which
are described in detail in his report.
6c. Site Selection Committee Recommendation 2001 Spring Meeting
Mr. Chamberlain reported that the Site Selection Committee recommends Cleveland as a site
of the 2001 Spring Meeting. The Executive Committee approved that site.
7. New Business
7a. Category B Advertising, Kenwood Cup 2000 The Executive Committee
approved Category B advertising for IMS boats competing in the Kenwood Cup in 2000,
recognizing that the relevant ISAF rules may change before then.
7b. Bank Account Signatories The Executive Committee approved additional
Heather Godsey and Karen ONeil as signatories on US SAILING bank accounts to replace
7c. Junior Womens Championships Committee Request Ms. Baxter
reported that the Board in October approved a "carryover" of funds from 1998 but
not the amount. The Executive Committee approved the use of the carryover from 1998
(totaling $2,708) to pay normal expenses associated with the Ida Lewis and the Leiter, as
requested by the Junior Womens Championships Committee.
7d. Crew Seminars Mr. Muldoon reported on the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing
Associations recent experience with a seminar crew members. He is appointing a
working party to try to develop a US SAILING crew seminar program that can be presented in
partnership with regional sailing associations.
7e. ISAF Media Rights Plan The Executive Committee discussed the report
that Mr. Cook distributed to the Executive Committee before the meeting. The Executive
Committee approved the following votes:
The meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m. (Eastern Time). The next meeting will be by
telephone conference call at 2000 (Eastern Time) on Monday, June 28, 1999
(rescheduled from June 14).
J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary