Executive Committee Minutes
July 21, 2003

1 President Dave Rosekrans called the meeting to order at 8 P.M. E.D.T.

2 Executive Committee members present were: Janet Baxter, Jim Capron, Ruth Creighton, Don Durant, Louise Gleason, Fred Hagedorn, Dick Hanneman, Tom Hubbell, Stephen Jeffries, Bill Munster, Joni Palmer, and Dave Rosekrans. Not present: Paul Callahan, Bruce Eissner, Jim Muldoon and Bill Ross. Guests present were BOD member Terry Bischoff, Executive Director Nick Craw, Rule Chair Dick Rose, and Race Management Chair Tom Farquhar.

3 A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the minutes of the June 16, 2003 ExCom meeting as amended.

4 Dick Rose reviewed the rule changes prepared by the Racing Rules Committee for submission to ISAF for the 2005-2008 Rule Book. A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve submissions to the ISAF for changes to Rule 1.1; Rule 18; Rule 18.2; Rule 26; Rule 41; Rule 42.3; Rule A3; Rule 29;Revisions to the Title and Content of the ISAF Equipment Rules of Sailing; Rule 16; Rule 18.1 (a), (b), (c); and Rule 70.1.

Tom Farquhar reviewed proposed casebook submissions to ISAF for the 2003 Case Book. A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the submission of a new case to provide a clarification of “facts” in rule 71, and a new case, Appeal 82 to clarify the meaning of “first reasonable opportunity.”

Fred Hagedorn reviewed a proposed revision of the ISAF ranking system, and a motion was made, seconded and carried to submit the new system to ISAF.

These approved submissions will be forwarded to the ISAF prior to the August 1, 2003, deadline. The November ISAF meeting submissions will be published by the ISAF after it has collected all submissions from all sources and will be available on the ISAF website at: http://www.sailing.org/meetings/2003november/default.asp.

5 Executive Director Nick Craw announced that member retention rates remain at higher levels than in previous years. Financial results in Training and Keel Boat categories have fallen behind and all financials are being monitored carefully.

6 Treasurer Stephen Jefferies complemented the Exec. Dir. for his efforts in expense control, and referred to the need for an updated accounting package.

7 A motion to support the San Diego Yacht Club in its bid to host the ISAF Youth World Championships in 2006 was made, seconded and carried.

8 A motion to approve additional funds for displays at boat shows in Atlantic City and Chicago was deferred until August.

9 US Olympic Committee Chair Fred Hagedorn reported that the US Sailing team would begin a heavy schedule with the Pan Am Games beginning in one week, followed by an Olympic test event in Athens and World events in Cadiz. The first of a series of fund raising letters to support Olympic athletes has been mailed.

10 The Inshore Committee is interested in developing an Inshore Safety Seamanship product--as a publication or a video. Inshore Chair Tom Hubbell was encouraged to have the committee develop a business plan for the project.

11 A motion to approve the NYYC Match Racing Championships as an ISAF Grade IV Event was made, seconded and carried. The event is scheduled for Aug.16, 17, 2003.

12 An Executive Session followed.

13 The meeting was adjourned at 10:17 p.m.