OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE
J/105 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EXCOM)
FLEET 1, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
January 19, 2002
Francisco Yacht Club
Tambellini, Jaren Leet, Eden Kim, Phillips Perkins
Absent : Don
Trask, Randy Paul, David Owen
of Business Items Discussed:
for Breaking Rule in Part 2 of RRS
on J105 National Class Rules Changes
to Fleet 1 Clinic
Regular Meeting of the Excom was called to order by Fleet Captain David
Tambellini at 0909 hours at the SFYC. Present at the Meeting were Mssrs.
David Tambellini, Phillips Perkins, Jaren Leet, and Eden Kim. Phillips
Perkins acted as secretary and took the minutes of this meeting.
following business items were discussed:
Penalties For Breaking Rules (RRS) Of Part 2
the 2001 Fleet 1 J105 Annual Meeting, the fleet voted to empower the
ExCom with looking at ways to reduce fouls and collisions. Some of the
ideas discussed were: a mandatory tactics/rules seminar (which has been
subsequently planned), potentially revising the season scoring implications
of receiving a DSQ (ie non-discardable) and revising the on the water
penalties available under RRS 44.
issue discussed was whether we should implement any changes for the
2002 season and if so, which ones and when. Given that we did not have
time for a fleet discussion and vote at the Annual Meeting for the 2002
season, changing the fleet rules for this season could be viewed as
heavy handed. The alternative is to work with the race committees on
several of our first regattas to try various alternatives and immediately
ask for fleet comments.
will work with the St. FYC and the EYC to include alternate penalties
for the Spring One Design and J Fest. The Spring One Design will include
a 360 degree penalty alternative and J Fest will include a 20% scoring
penalty. At the end of each regatta, the Fleet Captain will email the
fleet to get feedback on whether that helped. Based upon feedback, we
will decide whether to include either of these provisions in subsequent
regattas and eventually propose a change to Fleet 1 rules at the next
Annual Meeting if appropriate.
Voting on J105 National Class Rules Changes
are 19 potential National rule changes for which Fleet 1 (via Jaren
Leet) must cast its vote. Note that these rules changes do not impact
Fleet 1 races until and unless adopted by our fleet through a fleet
vote.The fleet 1 votes will be cast consistent with our fleet 1 local
rules where applicable. Those wanting more information may contact Jaren
Kim has volunteered to take over as J105 Webmaster. He will be working
to update the fleet 1 website. Updating the site may include the introduction
of a message board/discussion database similar to what is on the national
website. Due to budget constraints, third party costs will be limited
until we can generate the necessary revenue. Eden will work on site
and made the point that we will need to form a subcommittee or other
volunteers to provide content. Phil Perkins will look at ideas to generate
revenue such as advertising on website.
4. Response to Fleet 1 Clinic
to the clinic are slow in coming. Given that we want to have 100% participation,
we will follow sign-ups closely and implement email and/or calling campaigns
Associate Membership Drive
bulk of fleet 1 revenue comes from annual dues. We discussed the benefits
to the fleet of encouraging non-boat owners (i.e. crew or potential
crew) to join as Associates. This would help the fleet in terms of its
ability to fund activities such as updating the website and would increase
the number of people involved with J105s on SF bay. We will look at
ways of encouraging new associate members starting with posting something
on the fleet 1 website.
being no further business to be discussed, a motion was made, seconded
and passed to adjourn the meeting at 1030 hours.