US Sailing Reorganization 2012
The US Sailing Board of Directors, with the affirmative vote of the House of Delegates, has passed a series of bylaws and regulations in an effort to reorganize their leadership structure. This reorganization is designed to more effectively serve members through streamlined communications between the Board, committees and members.
Highlights of the reorganization:
- The House of Delegates has been retired.
- The Councils were transitioned into new committees.
- The New Committees and Divisions were reconfigured and created and report directly to the Board. The Divisions represent the various segments of our sport. These Divisions include our sailor focused divisions of Sailing Venues, Inshore/Smaller Boat Sailing Disciplines, Offshore/Big Boat Sailing Disciplines and Championships, and our sailor support focused divisions of Race Administration, Education, Management.
- New composition has been established for the Nominating and Governance Committees, and the Board of Directors nomination process has been revised. There will be no more contested elections. Three people will be nominated annually for three open Board seats. Voting members of US Sailing will have an opportunity to submit nominations in addition to those of the Nominating Committee.
- Local sailing organizations, including yacht clubs, boat clubs and community sailing centers are the foundation of sailing. Two key elements will reinforce the organization’s support of, and connection with these community sailing establishments.
- A Sailing Venue Division has been created that represents sailors at the local level.
- US Sailing has modified the role of the Area Directors to serve as liaisons to the organization.
The updated Organizational Chart.
New bylaws and regulation will be posted in the coming days.
- Become more effective.
- Simplify the reporting structure.
- Ensure our board members are the best qualified.
- Improve communication.
- Become more timely.
- Strengthen our support of local and regional sailing organizations.
- Empower division chairs.
- Submit to governance and oversight.
- Provide for unopposed elections.
- The president will serve for one 3-year term.
Download the entire Benefits document here.