|A special meeting of the Executive Committee of the
United States Sailing Association was held by telephone conference at
8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 13, 2001. President Dave
Rosekrans presided, and Secretary Sarah Alger recorded the minutes.
- Roll Call. All members of
the Executive Committee were present except Linda Kessler and Larry
White. Ted Everingham joined the call at the conclusion of the
discussion respecting Albatross Yacht Club (item 2 below). Also
present were Executive Director Terry Harper and, at the invitation of
the President, Dick Hanneman and Rob Lane.
- Albatross Yacht Club. The
Executive Committee discussed a recent public communication regarding
the Albatross Yacht Club and US SAILING. Further discussion was
deferred pending additional inquiries.
- Rule 69 Appeals. The
Executive Committee discussed and upheld its earlier decision that
Rule 69 appeals are to be routed to the Article 14 Review Board. It
was noted that implementing this decision will require a change in the
Bylaws. Therefore, revised text for the bylaws will be drafted and
processed in orderly fashion for approval at the AGM in October. Until
the bylaws are revised, any appeals to Rule 69 received by the Article
14 Review Board will be transferred to the Appeals Committee.
- ISAF Eligibility Code.
The Executive Committee discussed what action might be taken for the
year 2001 to respond to sailors’ concerns that the ISAF eligibility
requirement creates a barrier to participation in the sport of
sailboat racing. The exact wording of the prescription
was referred to the Racing Rules Committee.
- Motion: that a prescription be added to the
Racing Rules stating that the maximum
penalty for violation of the eligibility rule during 2001 will be
Dick Hanneman and John Ross signed off.
- Starting Sequence. The
Executive Committee upheld its earlier decision regarding the
inclusion of one starting sequence in the Racing Rules with no US
SAILING prescribed alternative system, and encouraged sailors to refer
to the US SAILING web site to learn more about the new starting
- Rulebook Costs. The
Executive Committee reviewed the costs of various formats for the
Rulebook, and noted that this is an important benefit of membership to
- Motion: to approve an
expense in excess of the approved budget to pay for a wire-O
binding and heavier cover stock. The motion was seconded and
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m. (Eastern
Standard Time). The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be on
Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Secretary, US SAILING