1. ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION
OF GUESTS. All members of the Executive Committee were present except
Mr. Lane and Ms. Seidenspinner. Mr. Chamberlain joined the meeting at
8:12 p.m. Executive Director Terry Harper also was present.
OF MINUTES. The minutes of the November 22, 1999 meeting of the
Executive Committee were approved.
3. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon
asked that we defer consideration of the proposed committee appointments
for review and correction by the President and Vice Presidents Baxter,
Cook, Rosekrans and Schoettle, the objective being to add athlete
representatives. The corrected list should be back to the Portsmouth
office by December 28. The new list then will be circulated to the
Executive Committee for approval by e-mail. Mr. Harper will distribute
the definition of "athlete".
4. TREASURER'S REPORT. Mr. Lane
was unable to attend the meeting, and there was no Treasurer's report.
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
before the meeting and discussed in his report. Memberships are about
the same as a year ago but slightly behind last year in a few
5b. Cleveland (2001) Annual General Meeting Contract
Rosekrans reported that alternative sites in North Carolina are being
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
6a. Corrections to Appeals
Committee Appointments in Baltimore - Mr. Cook noted that the Board of
Directors reappointed Bill Bentsen and himself to three-year terms on
the Appeals Committee at the Board meeting on October 31 in Baltimore.
Those appointments were based on inaccurate information in the 1999
Directory. In fact, the terms of Mr. Cook and Brad Dellenbaugh (not Mr.
Bensten's term) were expiring, and Mr. Cook and Mr. Dellenbaugh (not
Mr. Bentsen) should have been reappointed. The Executive Committee
therefore appointed Mr. Dellenbaugh to a new three-year term expiring in
2002. Mr. Cook's current term will run concurrently with Mr.
Dellenbaugh's, and Mr. Bentsen's current term will expire in 2000 just
as it would have had the Board not acted on October 31.
to Other Appointments in Baltimore - The Executive Committee corrected
Attachment 4 to the minutes of the Board of Directors meeting held on
October 31, 1999 in Baltimore to include the Inshore Committee chaired
by Larry White.
6c. Website Domain Names - Mr. Muldoon reported that he
has reached an agreement with the holder of the domain names in question
and is awaiting return of a confirming letter.
6d. Recommendations re:
Merchandising Contract(s) - The Executive Committee authorized Mr.
Harper to accept the CYRK proposal (Customer Program Term Sheet) that he
sent to the Executive Committee be-fore the meeting and recommended,
with an amendment offered by Mr. Cook.
6e. Multihull Council Business
Plan - Mr. Rosekrans referred to his report distributed to the Executive
Committee by e-mail before the meeting.
6f. Website Update - Mr.
Schoettle reported that we now have a search capability on the website.
Credit card processing on the website has been delayed. Discussions with
vendors are continuing. Starkweather & Shepley has purchased an ad
on the website home page.
7. NEW BUSINESS
7a. National Sail Training
Symposium 2000 - Mr. Jepsen referred to the report that he distributed
by e-mail before the meeting.
7b. Maintenance of US SAILING Rosters - In
Ms. Seidenspinner's absence, Mr. Everingham described the delay in
getting the roster of race officers updated with information forwarded
to Portsmouth from Area K in June.
7c. Committee Appointments and
"Athlete" Representation Requirements - Action on committee
appointments was deferred. See "President's Remarks" above.
Mr. Everingham referred to his report distributed by e-mail before the
meeting, respecting "athlete" representation on the Board of
Directors and certain US SAILING committees (ATTACHMENT 1), and Mr.
Haenel described the steps that will be taken before the Spring Meeting
to implement the Bylaw amendments that were approved at the 1999 Annual
7d. Alter Cup Budget Correction - The Executive
Committee corrected the Alter Cup budget as follows:
Budget Approved by the Board in Baltimore:
$4,000 from Hoyt
$4,750 from entry fees
$1,000 Rolex subsidy
$1,000 to the organization/host club
$3,800 entry fees to host
$200 medals/host club plaque
Net Revenue = $4,750
$1,500 additional support from Hoyt Jolley
$4,750 from Hoyt Jolley
$5,000 entry fees
$1,000 Rolex subsidy
$1,000 to the host club
$4,000 entry fees to the club
host club for Hoyt Jolley fulfilment
$200 medals/host club plaque
charter boat fees /freight
Net revenue = $800
The net change is $3,950 (i.e,, $4,760 - $800) hit to the bottom line.
7e. Selection of US Team - 2000 ISAF Women's World Match Racing
Championship - Mr. Cook presented a proposal from a working party
chaired by Cory Sertl that a women's match race regatta be held at St.
Petersburg Yacht Club on April 20-23, 2000 in club-owned Sonars and that
any slots available to US SAILING at the 2000 ISAF Women's Match Race
World Championship at Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts be
selected from the top finishers in the St. Petersburg event. The only
cost to US SAILING would be the cost of distributing the notice of race.
The Executive Committee approved the proposal absent any objection from
the Olympic Sailing Committee within the next two weeks. (NOTE: After
the December 14 Executive Committee meeting, the 2000 ISAF Women's Match
Race World Championship at Eastern Yacht Club was cancelled, making the
7f. Potential Evaluation Event - Women's Keelboat - Mr.
Cook reported that ISAF proposes that one or two evaluation events be
held in the summer of 2000 for selecting a boat for the women's keelboat
competition at the 2004 Olympics. It was hoped that one event would be
held in the United States and one in Europe. ISAF has asked whether US
SAILING would sponsor an event in late June or early July. The matter
was referred to the Olympic Sailing Committee.
7g. US SAILING
Prescription to IMS Regulation 305 - The Executive Committee deferred a
decision on a proposed US SAILING prescription to IMS Regulation 305
(Headroom & Interior Volume) pending receipt of additional
information that Dr. Eissner will obtain. See ATTACHMENT 2.
14 / RRS 69 ISSUES - The Executive Committee discussed certain pending
Article 14 and RRS 69 matters. The meeting adjourned at 9:59 p.m.
The next meeting will be by telephone conference call at
8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, January 18, 2000.
J. Theodore Everingham,
Here is a quick refresher on the issue of "athlete"
representation on the US SAILING Board of Directors and certain of its
committees and the implementation of the recent Bylaw amendments to that
"ATHLETE" REPRESENTATION GENERALLY. The so-called Action Plan
that we submitted to the USOC a year ago next week called for amendments
to the Bylaws that would provide for 20% athlete representation on the
Board and the following committees (referred to in this paper as the
"Paragraph II(A) Committees"):
Olympic Sailing Committee
Racing Championship (Hinman)
U.S. Junior Women's Championships Committee
U.S. Youth Championship Committee
Offshore One-Design and Level Classes Committee Sailors with Special
Needs Committee Inshore Committee
Article 14 Review Board
We took the position that such representation was not required on any
other US SAILING commit-tee, and the USOC has yet to agree or disagree
with that position. (Indeed, the USOC has offered no comments whatsoever
on our Action Plan.)
SELECTION OF ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES. The Bylaw amendments approved in
Baltimore create a so-called "Sailor-Athlete Advisory Board"
that consists of everyone that we can identify as a sailor who meets
the definition of "amateur athlete" as defined in the Olympic
and Amateur Sports Act of 1998. The Sailor-Athlete Advisory Board is
charged with the responsibility "to pre-scribe procedures for the
nomination and election of Sailor-Athletes to the Board of Directors and
the Executive Committee" and "to recommend to the President
the names of Sailor-Athletes as candidates for appointment to" the
Paragraph II(A) Committees.
Once the Sailor-Athlete Advisory Board is identified (see below), it is
required to "prescribe procedures, subject to the approval of the
Board of Directors, for the nomination and election of Sailor-Athletes
by Sailor-Athletes to serve on the Board of Directors and the Executive
Committee". Finally, the Sailor-Athletes so elected recommend to
the President the names of Sailor-Athletes to be considered for
appointment to the Paragraph II(A) Committees.
IDENTIFICATION OF THE SAILOR-ATHLETE ADVISORY BOARD. Hal Haenel, for
over a year, has been assembling a list of names of sailors who meet the
definition of "amateur athlete" and, therefore, constitute the
Sailor-Athlete Advisory Board. In the months ahead, we will be
communicating with that group regarding its role under the amended US
SAILING Bylaws and working with them to prescribe the procedures for the
nomination and election of Sailor-Athletes by Sailor-Athletes to serve
on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
US Prescription for Small Boat Headroom and Interior Volume
A study (by Greg Stewart of Nelson/Marek Yacht Design) of the Internal
Volume Requirements in the current Part 3 Racing Division IMS
Regulations (IMS REG 305) shows that the requirements are
disproportionately hard for small boats to meet, and retain an
aesthetically pleasing looking cabin, in comparison to big boats. To
address this disparity, and permit recent designs including the Mumm
30, Henderson 30, Melges 30, B32, and 1D35 to meet IMS Regulations,
changes to the US Prescriptions for year 2000 IMS Regulations are
recommended. Please note that when presented to the ITC in November of
this year, they recommended additional work prior to adoption. That work
has been completed and is included in our proposed prescription.
This Prescription is intended to only apply to yachts wishing to race
under the Part 3 Racing Division Requirements. No alterations to the
Part 4 Cruiser/racer Requirements are recommended.
The intent is to keep the requirement the same for big boats and make it
more inclusive for yachts in the 8.5m AL (accommodation length) to 12m
AL range where the IMS is missing the market. This can be accomplished
with the proposed changes to the Interior Height (IH) formulation (IMS
REG 305.2). These changes are twofold. Moving the overall length break
point from 11 meters to 12 meters and revising the IH mathematics.
The proposed changes are presented below with changes underlined. If
approved, there will also be a revision to the Table of Accommodations
reflecting the new minimum headroom requirements.
305. Headroom & Interior Volume
The requirements for Headroom & Interior Volume respectively are
mutually exclusive and one or the other, but not both, shall be applied
to a yacht according to Age Date or Series Date.
Where a yacht to which the Headroom requirement applies does not meet
the Headroom Minimum, but would qualify under Interior Volume, the
Interior Volume method shall be applied.
Headroom. For yachts of Age Date or Series Date (whichever is earlier)
prior to 1/94, Head-room shall be measured from the cabin sole to the
overhead. Qualifying headroom shall not be less than the Minimum given
in the Table of Accommodations and shall extend fore and aft over a
length of 0.15*AL (calculated to the nearest centimetre).
Interior Volume. For yachts of Age Date or Series Date (whichever is
earlier) of 1/94 or later, compliance with the provisions for Interior
Volume is required.
The purpose of this requirement is to define an interior volume which is
appropriate to the size of the yacht and which allows the arrangement of
interior accommodations suitable for cruising, whether or not the
interior is actually fully fitted for that function (see diagram).
1. Lower Reference Datum. A level datum, parallel to the waterplane in
measurement trim, shall be established at a height of 0.001*AL^1.9m
above the inside of the hull surface, projected if necessary, at the
deepest interior fairbody section which, for this purpose, shall not be
found outside the 90% IH overhead area (see 305.4 below).
Note that this level is independent of the actual height of the cabin
2. Interior Height (IH) is calculated as (metres):
For AL of 12.0m or
IH = 1.5 + 0.205*(AL-8.5)^0.5
For AL below 12.0m:
IH = 0.15*AL
- 0.004*(12.0 - AL)^0.5
The IH obtained from the above formula shall not be taken as more than
2.0 metres. IH shall be rounded to the nearest hundredth of a metre.
3. Overhead Area at Full Interior Height: At a height IH above the level
established in 305.1 there shall not exist under the overhead a plane of
length not less than 0.15*AL and area not less than 0.006*AL^2, ignoring
deck beams and stringers. The aft extent of this area at the centerline
shall not lie forward of a point located 0.55*LOA aft of the stem. For
yachts of Age Date or Series Date (whichever is earlier) prior to 4/97,
the aft extent of this area shall not lie forward of a point on the
yacht's centerline located 0.55*LOA aft of the stem.
There are no other changes to regulation 305.