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A meeting of the Executive Committee of the United States Sailing Association was held by telephone conference at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Monday, November 22, 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 except Mr. Eissner. Also present were Executive Director Terry Harper and, at the invitation of the President, Board members Dean Brenner and Roger Brown.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the Annual General Meeting on October 30, 1999 and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings on October 31, 1999, all held in Baltimore, Maryland, were approved.

3. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon reserved his remarks for later in the meeting.

4. TREASURER'S REPORT. Treasurer Lane reported that there were no material changes from the financial statements that were distributed at the Annual General Meeting in October. Preliminary October 31 year-end figures are being reviewed.

5. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT. The Executive Director’s 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. Overall membership is within 50 of the corresponding week of 1998.

5b. Staff Restructuring Report – Mr. Harper reported on staff restructuring, which is nearing completion.

5c. Project GOLD 2000 – The Executive Committee discussed the United States Olympic Committee’s Project GOLD 2000.


6a. ISAF Delegation Report – Mr. Cook presented a summary of his previously distributed report on the ISAF annual conference in Sydney earlier in November. President Muldoon complimented the US SAILING delegation on its work in Sydney.

6b. Website Update – Mr. Schoettle reported that US SAILING will be processing credit cards on the website beginning on November 29. He also described the website calendar, which is up and underway.

An e-mailed report on the website will be initiated in the next few weeks.

There are an encouraging number of Rolex ballots being received through the website.

6c. Cleveland AGM Contract – Mr. Harper presented a summary of facilities and costs under consideration for the 2001 Annual General Meeting in Cleveland. Mr. Rosekrans will explore Cleveland convention and meeting facilities separate from hotels.

6d. Website Domain Names – The Executive Committee authorized Mr. Harper to review this matter with legal counsel for action.

6e. Merchandising Contract(s) – Mr. Harper will send a recommendation to the Executive Committee before the December 14 Executive Committee meeting.

6f. Portsmouth Office Lease – The Executive Committee approved the terms of the proposed new four-year lease on the Portsmouth office, beginning November 1, 1999, with two three-year renewal terms and the landlord underwriting the cost of HVAC improvements. The lease will provide that US SAILING will have a right of first refusal on 3,000 square feet of adjacent space currently occupied by Hood Yacht Builders. It was noted that it is not feasible to make the current space ADA-compliant at this time, and that this is the landlord’s responsibility. The Executive Committee directed the Executive Director and Mr. Lane either to arrange for the landlord to make the space ADA-compliant or to find alternative space that is ADA-compliant before the expiration of the initial four-year term of the lease.

6g. Agreement re: 2000 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship – The Executive Committee approved adding ISAF as an additional insured on existing insurance policies without contractual indemnification provisions in favor of ISAF.

6h. Key West Race Week – The Executive Committee designated GMC Yukon Yachting Key West Race Week 2000 ("KWRW") (January 17-21, 2000) as a US SAILING-sanctioned event with the understanding that the indemnity agreement in the entry forms for the 2000 event will not be enforced and the organizer will so notify KWRW entrants. In addition, the Executive Committee gave permission for Category B advertising during KWRW for all classes except the IMS Cruiser/Racer classes.

6i. National Sailing League Regattas – The Executive Committee gave permission for Category C advertising for the National Sailing League’s 2000 five-regatta series. The series will be sailed in 1D48s in Baltimore (April 28-30, 2000), Newport (June 2-4, 2000), Chicago (August 11-13, 2000), San Francisco (September 21-24, 2000) and Key West (January 15-19, 2001). The Executive Director will advise the organizer that Appendix G may be replaced before the series ends.


7a. Approval of Area Race Officers – The Executive Committee approved the appointment of the following Area Race Officers: J. David Crawford (Area A – 1st term), Ruth LeeWeidner (Area G – 1st term), Herbert Bodman (Area D – 2nd term) and Stan Betts (Area J – 2nd term).

7b. General Services Committee Update – Mr. Durant discussed the report that he distributed before the meeting.

7c. ISAF Delegation Budget – The cost of the conference calls of the Executive Committee working party with Rob Overton to discuss Racing Rules Committee’s proposed submissions to ISAF should be charged to general overhead, not to the ISAF Delegation or the Racing Rules Committee.

7d. Multihull Council Business Plan – Mr. Rosekrans proposed a trial endorsement of the "Fast & Fun" project jointly presented by the Multihull Council and US Windsurfing. After a discussion, the President appointed Mr. Rosekrans, Ms. Baxter and Mr. Schoettle as a working party to work out details of the program.

8. ARTICLE 14 / RRS 69 MATTERS - Messrs. Brenner and Brown were excused and left the meeting, after which the Executive Committee and the Executive Director continued in executive session. Mr. Cook reported on pending and recently completed Article 14 and RRS 69 matters.

9. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Mr. Harper was excused, and the Executive Committee continued in executive session.

The meeting adjourned at 10:24 p.m. (Eastern Time). The next meeting will be by telephone conference call at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, December 14, 1999.



J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary


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