A meeting of the Executive Committee of the United States Sailing Association was held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore at 7:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, October 31, 1999. President Muldoon presided, and Secretary Everingham recorded the minutes.

1. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS. All members of the Executive Committee were present. Also present were Executive Director Terry Harper and, at the invitation of the President, Don Durant and Rich Jepsen.

2. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon welcomed Messrs. Durant and Jepsen.

3. Unfinished Business

3a. Site Selection – The Executive Committee discussed site selection issues, especially those that affect the cost to members attending US SAILING meetings. The Executive Director will continue to work with the Site Selection Committee.

3b. Catalano Case – The Executive Committee authorized Charley Cook, Jack Caldwell and Ted Everingham to file an amicus brief in Michael A. Catalano vs. David Williams and Thomas Lihan (Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Florida, Case No. 99-24607 CA 32) on behalf of US SAILING.

4. New Business. There was no new business to come before the Executive Committee.

5. ISSUES EXPECTED TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD - The Executive Committee discussed issues expected to come before the Board at its Sunday meeting.

6. Article 14/Rule 69 Issues - Messrs. Durant and Jepsen were excused and left the meeting before any Article 14/Rule 69 issues were discussed.

6a. 99-14-01 – The Executive Committee reviewed the settlement.

6b. 99-69-03 – The Executive Committee reviewed the decision. A synopsis will be published in American Sailor and posted on the website.

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:09 a.m. (Eastern Time). The next meeting will be by telephone conference call at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, November 16, 1999.



J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary