Mr. Muldoon will present the Special Olympics medals for sailing.
Mr. Haenel will chair the Crew Seminar working party.
4. Treasurer's Report. Treasurer Lane discussed the financial
statements for the eight-month period ended May 31, 1999, which were
distributed to the Executive Committee by mail before the meeting.
5. Executive Director's Report. The Executive Directors report
was distributed before the meeting.
5a. Membership Report - Mr. Harper reviewed the statistical and
other membership information distributed to the Executive Committee
before the meeting and discussed in his report.
5b. Key West Race Week Category C Event Sanctioning The
Executive Committee approved "limited" Category C sanctioning
for Key West Race Week in 2000 as requested by the organizer.
5c. Trademark Counsel The Executive Committee approved the
retention of Stephen J. Holmes of Barlow, Josephs & Holmes,
Providence, Rhode Island, as US SAILINGs trademark counsel.
5d. Sailing World/Cruising World and American Sailor
Mr. Harper reported on current discussions with Sailing
World/Cruising World. Mr. Muldoon appointed a working party
consisting of Ms. Baxter and Mr. Lane to explore future alternatives for
publication of American Sailor.
5e. Staffing Mr. Harper discussed the need to develop
incentive-based compensation programs and related problems.
6. Unfinished Business
6a. Portsmouth Office Lease Mr. Lane reported on ongoing
discussions with the landlord.
6b. US SAILING Website Update Website traffic is continuing
to build. The sites that are getting the most visibility (after the
homepage) are the store and the membership homepage.
The Executive Committee approved a motion to allow Cat
Sailor to publish catamaran Portsmouth numbers on their website and
to publish those numbers in Cat Sailor, both this year only.
6c. USOC Compliance Update Mr. Everingham reported that there
has been no definitive communication from the USOC or its Membership
& Credentials Committee respecting the US SAILING Bylaw amendments
that were initiated in March. The proposed amendments will be published
in the September issue of American Sailor for action at the
Annual General Meeting in October 1999 as contemplated by the action
plan submitted to the USOC Membership & Credentials Committee in
6d. Ultimate Where to Sail Database Ms. Baxter summarized the
report that she distributed to the Executive Committee before the
7. New Business
7a. Spring 2002 Meeting Site The Executive Committee approved
Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the site for the Spring Meeting in 2002.
7b. Racing Rules Committee Proposed Submissions to ISAF (RRS 18 and
29.3) The Executive Committee approved the Racing Rules
Committees proposed submissions to ISAF respecting RRS 18 and 29.3
that were provided before the meeting.
7c. Appeals Committee Proposed Submission to ISAF (Case 75)
The Executive Committee approved the Appeals Committees proposed
submission to ISAF to revise Case 75. Mr. Cook abstained.
7d. Empire State Games Request to Deny Right of Appeal
The Executive Committee denied the request that the right of appeal be
denied for this event. The Executive Director will advise the
7e. Junior Womens Championship The Executive Committee
approved the transfer of $536.73 from the Junior Womens Championship
designated account to it current funds as requested by Mr. Rosekrans in
his June 28 memorandum to the Executive Committee.
7f. Cancellation Clause Hotel Contract for Fall 2002
The Executive Director reported that the proposed contract with the
Marina Beach Marriott Hotel for the 2002 AGM contains a clause that
would require US SAILING to pay cancellation fees that exceed the
Executive Directors contracting authority. The Executive Committee
authorized the Executive Director to sign the contract containing the
8. ARTICLE 14/RULE 69 ISSUES Mr. Roberts, Ms. Sodaro and Mr.
Everingham were excused and left the meeting before any Article 14/Rule
69 issues were discussed. Mr. Harper kept the minutes for the remainder
of the meeting.
The Executive Committee reviewed the status of two pending
grievances, nos. 99-14-01 and 99-14-02, and determined to recommend to
the Article Fourteen Review Board that Robert Lane be appointed as a
member of the Hearing Panel for Grievance No. 99-14-02.
9. Executive Session Mr. Harper was excused, and the
Executive Committee continued in executive session.
The meeting adjourned after 2200 (Eastern Time). The next meeting will
be by telephone conference call at 2000 (Eastern Time) on Monday, July 26,
J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary