Present were Executive Committee members Sarah Alger, Paul Callahan, Don Durant, Stephen Jeffries, Jim Muldoon, Joni Palmer, Dave Rosekrans, John Ross, and Mike Schoettle. Also present was Executive Director Nick Craw and, at the invitation of the President, Dave Irish for item 2, and Bob Lane for item 10.
Irish led a discussion regarding whether or not US SAILING should continue its
competitor classification code given that ISAF has adopted its code and starting
next 2003 will begin requiring that the code be used at all international
regattas. Dave Irish noted that
some classes have indicated they would prefer to continue using the US SAILING
Dave Rosekrans reported that he recently attended the O’Day
Championships and was very impressed with the quality of the event and the
athletes. Harken has just donated a
new trophy for sportsmanship to the event.
President Rosekrans also was at the Lightning North Americans -- another
great event. Finally, he attended
the UBS Challenge, and said he can’t say enough good things about the event. President Rosekrans disclosed that he received a jacket from
UBS and a cell phone from the US Olympic Committee.
Jeffries noted that the Treasurer’s Report is contained within the
Executive Director’s Report.
Nick Craw reported that the staff is continuing to gear up for the 2003
budget. He noted that draft budget
guidelines, a schedule and format were distributed earlier for review and
- The US SAILING base-line budget will show a surplus of $160,000 to $200,000, excluding any capital gains, depreciation or the Olympic Department.
- The Harbor Court initiatives will be budgeted outside of the base-line budget and in priority order.
- The base-line budget will contain conservative, defensible line item forecasts.
Stephen Jeffries, Dave Rosekrans and Nick Craw will act as an ad hoc
budget committee for vetting the budget prior to its submission to the ExCom and
Nick Craw also reported that
progress is continuing in identifying new software that can handle and integrate
both accounting and the membership database.
6. Approval of World Championships.
a motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve the following
- Etchells - 2003 Greenwich, CT
- Melges 24 - 2003 San Francisco
- Laser - 2002 Hyannis
- Laser Masters’ - 2002 Hyannis
- Soling - 2002 Marblehead
- Tornado 2002 - Martha’s Vineyard
- Star - 2002 Marina del Rey
- Mumm 30 - 2002 Annapolis
- Sunfish - 2002 Houston
- J22 - 2002 Corpus Christi
- Women’s Snipe - 2002 St. Petersburg
Snipe Masters’ - 2002 St. Petersburg
ORC Submissions. Bruce Eissner noted that four items were offered for submission to the ORC.
See attachment A.
Jim Capron noted that the judge’s committee had submitted names for
a motion was made, seconded and approved to approve the Judge’s
Committee’s recommendations of a candidate for international judge and a
candidate for international umpire.
a motion was made, seconded, and
approved to defer consideration of the third application and ask the Judge’s
Committee to review further.
Schoettle reported that the working party is recommending that each committee
update its terms of reference and review them annually to ensure they are
10. Committee Appointments.
10.a.Ron Trossbach was approved as chairman of the Safety at Sea Committee.
11. Executive Session (Executive Committee members only).
Meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
Next Executive Committee meeting - Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time) via conference call.
US SAILING IMS Committee
the Upwind and Downwind Sail coefficients.
general perception of these coefficients is that large mains and small
spinnakers are favored downwind and fractional rigs are favored up wind.
USSA and ORC sponsored wind tunnel testing of both the upwind and
downwind has provided data, which confirms this observation and gives the
required information to make the appropriate adjustments.
In addition the wind tunnel data provides data on the fractional vs.
masthead sail plans with varying degrees of overlap.
Proposal: With this data in hand, the request is made for the ITC to continue their analysis and formulate the indicated changes to provide a balanced result for the various rigs.
“The general perception of these coefficients is that
large mains and small
spinnakers (fractional rigs) are favored downwind and that masthead rigs
are favored up wind."
Averaged handicaps are printed on the certificates and is also contained in the
scoring program. This is a current
work item in the ITC agenda and also the US IMS committee. Much wind data has been collected directly form the
racecourse by IMS competitors and made available for analysis. The result is the conclusion that Wind Averaging is an
appropriate for use in IMS scoring but the algorithm is to broad in its present
Proposal: With this data in hand, the request is made for the ITC to continue their analysis and formulate the indicated changes to provide a better balance in the scoring program when using Wind Averaging.
for yachts choosing the options of combined sail inventory of Symmetric and
Asymmetric spinnakers set on a pole, only the largest the largest dimensions
found on any sails are printed on the certificate and is used in the area
calculation in the VPP. These results in same composite area to be used in the
VPP calculation for both of these sails and hence does not properly calculate
the sail forces. In addition, the
default dimensions for the sails are different. This is a source of confusion to owners and sailmakers when
planning a sail inventory.
ASL, ASF and SMG for asymmetric spinnakers to the Certificate in place of the
non-used CPW, HBI and SPS. Designate
the existing SL, SF and SMW as Symmetric spinnaker measurements.
Rearrange the certificate format to group the various sail measurements
in logical order. Change the VPP to use the actual area calculated from
the measured sail dimensions in the speed predictions for the Asymmetric and
804 (1) Spinnaker configuration;
this paragraph allows three choices for the spinnaker declaration, Symmetric on
a pole, Asymmetric on Center Line, and Combination of Asymmetric and Symmetric
on a pole. The current
wording is requires absolutely precise reading for the correct interpretation,
hence is a source of confusion. No
mention is made of the use of a spinnaker pole as whisker pole.
current wording to more clearly define the various spinnaker configurations
1. The yacht’s spinnaker configuration shall be declared by the owner and recorded as one of three permitted types:
a) Symmetrical spinnakers
only, spinnaker pole allowed.
b) Asymmetrical spinnaker, no spinnaker pole allowed aboard the
yacht while racing, any spinnaker to be tacked only on the centerline of the
c) As in (b) above, except that spinnakers are tacked to a spinnaker pole as in (a) above.
Proposed revised language for 804 1 and 804 1 c)
(revisions in blue)
804. Spinnaker Pole and Spinnaker Tack Point.
1. The yacht’s rated spinnaker configuration shall be declared by the owner and recorded as one of three permitted types:
spinnakers only, spinnaker pole allowed.
b) Asymmetrical spinnaker, no spinnaker pole allowed aboard the yacht while racing, any spinnaker to be tacked only on the centerline of the yacht.
c) Symmetrical and asymmetrical
spinnakers, spinnaker pole allowed.