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, June 26, 2000. 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 Messrs. Durant, Schoettle and White and Dr. Eissner. Mr. Everingham did not join the meeting until after the executive session (item 2 below). Executive Director Terry Harper also was present throughout the meeting.

2. EXECUTIVE SESSION. The Executive Committee and the Executive Director first met in executive session respecting Article 14 and RRS 69 matters. Mr. Harper kept the minutes of the executive session in Mr. Everingham’s absence.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the May 30, 2000 meeting of the Executive Committee were approved with corrections received and distributed to the Executive Committee before the meeting.

4. PRESIDENT'S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon briefly discussed US SAILING’s recent response to USOC’s request for information. The response was mailed the Executive Committee earlier.

5. Treasurer's Report. Treasurer Lane discussed the financial statements for the seven-month period ended May 31, 2000, which were distributed to the Executive Committee by mail the week before the meeting.

6. Executive Director's Report. The Executive Director’s report was distributed before the meeting.

6a. Membership Report - Mr. Harper referred to the weekly reports sent to the Executive Committee before the meeting and to Mr. Rosekrans’ earlier report to the Executive Committee respecting the extent of recovery of memberships from earlier in the year and the steps taken to date to avoid recurrence of the events that cause the decline.

6b. Collaborative Website Proposal – Mr. Harper reported on progress to date, including the fact that a business plan will be provided for Executive Committee review. After discussion, the following resolution was approved:

The Executive Committee and the Executive Director are empowered by the organization’s Bylaws to enter into any and all contractual agreements on behalf of the National Governing Body (NGB).

6c. Sailing World / Cruising World Publishing Contract – Mr. Harper reported on the most recent proposal from Miller Publishing. Mr. Harper and Mr. Rosekrans were authorized to proceed with negotiations.


7a. 2001 Budget – Ms. Baxter reported that she and Messrs. Muldoon and Rosekrans met with Mr. Harper and the staff during the week of June 19-23 in Portsmouth to discuss the budget and the budgeting process. Mr. Harper said that the staff needed policy guidance on spending priorities in order to produce a 2001 budget that meets the Board-mandated $3.9 million cap on expenses (excluding Olympic). He will send the Executive Committee the strategic priorities that the staff has developed and will distribute a draft budget (based on those priorities) to the Executive Committee by July 15.

7b. Creation of a Multihull Committee – Mr. Muldoon will appoint a Multihull Committee that will involve current members of the Multihull Council.

7c. MIT License Agreement re: IMS – Discussion deferred to a later meeting.

8. New Business – There was no new business.

The meeting adjourned at 9:44 p.m. (Eastern Time). The next meeting will be by telephone conference call at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Monday, July 31, 2000.


J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary