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A meeting of the Executive Committee of the United States Sailing Association was held at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana, at 7:05 a.m. (Central Time) on Sunday, October 15, 2000. President Muldoon presided, and Secretary Everingham recorded the minutes.

1. ROLL CALL. All members of the Executive Committee were present except Messrs. Cook and Lane. Executive Director Terry Harper and Vicki Sodaro also were present.

2. PRESIDENT’S REMARKS. Mr. Muldoon thanked Walter Chamberlain for his work in arranging for the cocktail party and dinner on Saturday evening.

3. Unfinished Business. The Executive Committee discussed budget-related actions that will be requested at the Board of Directors meeting this morning.

4. New Business

4a. 2001 IFDS World Championship. The Executive Committee approved US SAILING’s endorsement of St. Petersburg Yacht Club as the host of the 2001 IFDS World Championship. Mr. Harper will see that the endorsement is communicated to ISAF.

4b. Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy/U.S. Women’s Match Racing National Championship. The Executive Committee approved giving the Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy to the new U.S. Women’s Match Racing National Championship, which will replace the Women’s Open Championship.

The Executive Committee endorsed a proposed amendment to Regulation 5.04(a), which will be presented to the Board of Directors at this morning’s meeting.

Ms. Sodaro was excused after these actions were taken.

4c. Eastport Yacht Club Bid for a Future Women’s Match Racing Worlds. The Executive Committee recommends no action pending receipt of additional information about Eastport Yacht Club’s bid.

4d. Prince of Wales National Match Racing Championship. The Executive Committee deferred to its November meeting any action on the selection procedure for the Prince of Wales National Match Racing Championship.

4e. OPUS Joint Marketing Program. The Executive Committee approved participation in the OPUS Joint Marketing Program in 11 categories in 2001 and four categories in 2002-2004, inclusive.

5. ISSUES TO COME BEFORE BOARD. The Executive Committee discussed issues that are expected to come before the Board of Directors at this morning’s meeting, including the proposed dues increase. The Executive Committee endorsed the proposed dues increase.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:40 a.m. (Central Time).



J. Theodore Everingham, Secretary



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