OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE J/105 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EXCOM)
FLEET 1, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
of Tom Struttmann
Members Present: Stuart
Taylor, Tom Struttmann, Peter Lane, Paul Farr, Pat Benedict, Leslie
Richter, Randy Paul, Tom Kenneley
Call to Order: The
meeting was called to order by Stuart Taylor at 8:30 p.m.
I. Highlights from National Class meeting by Randy Paul
Of interest Submission # 10 ...
- Proposed J105 National Class Rule Changes are
posted on the national class forum www.J105.org.
Fleet One Members are encouraged to
review and join in the discussion.
- The National
Excom will vote up or down on the proposed rule changes in January 2005.
Effective September 1, 2005, Rule 6.5.1 is amended to read in full as
"6.5.1 The roller jib shall be constructed of either 1) woven ply,
or 2) laminated ply of PET
film and PET or PEN (polyethylene naphthalate - such as Pentex) or
Aramid (such as
Kevlar). The use of Spectra, Vectran, Carbon Fiber, PBO or Cuben Fiber
in the construction
is not permitted." This is a proposal to allow for changes in
materials used for the Class Jib.
Other National Class business
- The class decided
not to go for an International Certification at this time
- North American
Championships 2005 – Toronto, 2006 - Marina Del Ray
II. Fleet One Special Task Force
- Fleet One Excom
appointed a special task force of Jaren Leet, Pat Benedict and Tom
Struttmann to review National Class Rules and Fleet One Rules and make
recommendation. Fleet One Excom will review the proposal and submit a
recommendation to the Fleet One Membership for a vote in February 2005.
III. Fleet One Business
- Rules Seminar March 15th. 2005 Peter Lane
is leading this project and will provide
additional details shortly. Please hold this date.
- Mid Season Performance Clinic –
To be revisited in the January 20th Excom meeting..
- New boats or boats without measurement
certificates – Paul
Farr is leading this project
- Boats will be
required to have a measurement certificate prior to competing in
the first championship event.
- A special
measurement day will be held on March 5th at a location to be
- Sail California
has the float line templates
- Measurement – Pat
Benedict is leading this project
- All Fleet One
Boats will be required to have a measurement certificate with the
Fleet One Measurer Pat Benedict by the start of the 2005 Championship
and will maintain a copy on board.
certificates will be posted on the Website shortly
- Fleet One will
also require owner signature that the Boat complies with Class
Measurements at designated events.
- All boats will be
measured during the season through spot checks during
championship events though the focus will be on the top 10 finishers.
- The Excom will
determine the penalty for boats in compliance.
- Results of the
spot Measurement audits will be posted on the class website the
intent is education so boats can learn about infractions and make
ahead of a spot measurement
- Weigh in Regattas
- Spring One Design -
Paul and Leslie
- PCC - Peter
and Tom K.
- Albert Simpson - Stuart
and Tom S.
- BBS – Randy
- Associate Membership and Crew development
Initiative – This
project is lead by Stuart
Taylor with support from Sean McGinn. Additional details will be
provided in January
- Mentor Program – This
is intended to provide support for new owners including
coaching from some of the top boats. Leslie and Tom K are leading this
- Social Annual
awards dinner is being planned by Stuart Taylor. The program will be
somewhat more formal than the previous two season awards events.
- Spectator program
– Jaren Leet will provide his boat to take spectators out who are not
racing. Tom Struttmann is leading this project. The first event is
targeted for the spring
- Logo wear - Peter
Lane is leading this effort and will provide an update at the January
- Boat Show – We
will be looking for volunteers to take prospective J105 buyers out
during the boat show. Stuart Taylor is leading this and will provide an
update at the
January 20th meeting.
The meeting Adjourned at 10:30 PM
Tom Struttmann – Fleet One Secretary