A meeting of the Executive Committee of the United States Sailing Association was held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, at 7:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time) on Sunday, March 26, 2000. 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 Executive Committee approved the minutes of its meeting held on March 25, 2000.


3a. American Sailor. The Executive Committee discussed alternative means of publishing American Sailor. The objective is to fulfill both an exposure/visibility strategy and a news-delivery strategy. The Executive Director will ask Walter Green to explore alternatives and prepare a report to the Executive Committee.

3b. Allocation of Expenses. The Executive Committee discussed the allocation of expenses for financial re-porting and budgeting purposes.

3c. Article 14 Matters. The Executive Committee discussed certain Article 14 matters. Mr. Cook, as Chair of the Article 14 Review Board, reported on all pending Article 14/RRS 69 matters.

The Executive Committee approved in principle decisions in the appeals in cases 99-14-01 and 99-14-02. Mr. Lane was excused from the meeting before these cases were discussed, and Mr. Everingham abstained from voting. Mr. Cook will circulate draft decisions to the Executive Committee for consideration at the April 18 Executive Committee meeting.

4. NEW BUSINESS. There was no new business.

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:44 a.m. (Central Standard Time). The next meeting will be held by conference call at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary