A meeting of the Executive Committee of the United States Sailing Association was held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore at 1900 (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, October 27, 1999. President Muldoon presided, and Secretary Everingham recorded the minutes.

1. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS. All members of the Executive Committee and Executive Director Terry Harper were present.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the September 21, 1999 meeting of the Executive Committee were approved.

3. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon announced that Gary Jobson will receive the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy this year. The presentation will be made at the dinner on Saturday evening.

4. Treasurer's Report. Treasurer Lane reviewed the information in the Financial Data (Fall 1999) booklet distributed at the meeting, and he responded to questions. The booklet will be available at Thursday’s Board meeting.

5. Executive Director's ANNUAL Report. The Executive Director’s annual report was distributed before the meeting. Mr. Harper also reported on a recent meeting of NGB executive directors.

6. Unfinished Business

6a. Updated Mission-Vision Statement – Mr. Schoettle discussed his plans for presenting the updated Mission-Vision Statement that was distributed to the Board members and committee and council chairs on October 19,1999.

6b. Restructuring US SAILING Championships – Mr. Rosekrans previewed his Sunday Board presentation and discussed the proposed Board action items to be presented for a vote on Sunday.

6c. Budget Issues – Ms. Baxter reviewed the fiscal 2000 budget in the Financial Data (Fall 1999) booklet and previewed the presentation that she will make at the Board meeting on Thursday.

6d. Merchandising Contract(s) – Mr. Harper reported on his talks with Frank Whitton and CYRK.

6e. US SAILING Responses to Media Reports – The Executive Committee reiterated its position that responses to media reports should be factual, informative and non-argumentative. Mr. Rosekrans will continue through November as the Vice President assigned to respond. Mr. Schoettle will serve as his back-up.

7. New Business

7a. Application for ISAF Recognized Status – J/80 Class – The Executive Committee approved writing a letter to ISAF supporting the application of the J/80 Class for recognized status.

7b. Confidentiality Issues – The Executive Committee directed that references submitted in connection with applications for judge or race officer certification by a member of the certifying committee should be sent only to the chairman of the certifying committee.

7c. ISAF Annual Conference – Important Issues – Mr. Cook reviewed the October 18 memorandum that he sent to the Board of Directors and committee chairs, in which he discussed several issues that will come before the ISAF Annual Conference in Sydney in November.

7d. International Measurer Applications – The Executive Committee approved the applications of Gareth Eames (Yngling Class) and John H. Peck (J/24 Class) to ISAF for appointment as International Measurers, subject to their becoming US SAILING members if they are not. The cover letter should request that they be considered although they are late.

7e. Area J Director – The Executive Committee approved presentation of the following resolution to the Board of Directors at the Thursday meeting:

RESOLVED, that Charles Fuller is hereby elected as Area J Director to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the current Director, the two RSAs within Area J having indicated Mr. Fuller as their selection.

7f. Agreement re: 2000 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship – Messrs. Cook and Everingham will serve as a working party to review the contract and make a recommendation to the Executive Committee.

  1. ANTICIPATED AGM ISSUES - The Executive Committee briefly discussed other issues expected to come before the Board of Directors during the Annual General Meeting.
  1. Article 14 / RRS 69 MATTERS - The Executive Committee and the Executive Director discussed the following matters in executive session.

9a. 99-69-03 – To be discussed at the Sunday Executive Committee meeting.

9b. 99-69-04 – To be discussed at the Sunday Executive Committee meeting.

9c. 99-14-01 & 99-14-02 – 99-14-01 has been settled by mediation. A hearing was held on 99-14-02, and a draft decision is being discussed by the members of the hearing panel.

9d. 99-69-06 – The matter has been sent to the Article 14 Review Board.

10. Executive Session - Mr. Harper was excused, and the Executive Committee continued in executive session.

The meeting adjourned at 2223 (Eastern Daylight Time). The next meeting will be at 0700 (Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday, October 31, 1999.



J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary