2016 August ExCom Minutes Print
Friday, 23 September 2016 21:04

ILCA-NA Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
August 8, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm EDT.  In attendance were: John Long, Eric Reitinger, Andy Roy, Meka Taulbee, Jerelyn Biehl and Sherri Campbell. Al Clark was unable to attend.

1.The minutes from July 11, 2016 call were approved as distributed.

2. Office Report
a.    The Laser Sailor –Fall 2016: reminders sent to major regatta chairs. Next deadline is September 15.
b.    Finances – reports as circulated prior to the call.  Only August & Sept left in the year.  We hope to do better than budget as right now we’re at -$4400.  
c.    Membership – Continues to track as it has all year and we hope to gain more in this last month of August.  Sherri will be at CORK and will collect additional memberships there.

3. Regatta Update
a. North Americans/Annual General Meeting: Good turnout at the Gorge with 150+ boats.  Perfect time of year for the Gorge and the venue encourages mixing of the sailors.  There wasn’t really an official meeting, but lots of discussion during a dinner one evening.  Discussion of the new sails and their opinions.  Lots of load on the spars and they are not holding up – most from the new sail. Top sections were being replaced. Al Clark should be able to give more feedback. 20-25% of Standard rigs were using the new MK II sails.
b.2017 schedule: some events scheduled: NAs in Vancouver June 2017 confirmed.  

4. Any other business
Election is to be held in October – current officers should think about willingness to stand again or look for a replacement.

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm

Next call: Monday – September 19, 2016