If you were told that then you were being misled. The time stamps of these minutes submissions are about 24 hours after CR bumped the thread.
We actually just learned that the PHRF meeting minutes were only posted hours after Mrs. Ramrod shook the tree.
We’re about to learn that over the winter, board members said that you need to be invited to meetings.
Finally, the fact that people feel they need to be anonymous on here is a sign that they either have a fear of retaliation by an omnipotent board or that they’re showing enough restraint to allow the discussion to progress abstractly and without Resorting to Ad Honinem attacks out of the gate. This is the only public sailing forum out there, and an otherwise good means of putting an issue in front of many people’s eyeballs and creating accountability.
In the same way that volunteer race committees should not be upset by commentary about improving their race management, volunteer rating authorities should accept that part of their responsibility is accepting public comment about how they can better operate transparently.
Finally, for those of you who take the opinion that one must be a member of the YRA to have an unimpeachable public opinion of their decisions and conduct...why? Boat owners need a membership to obtain their certificate - that’s justified. Beyond owners... Industry professionals and crews are impacted by the YRAs decisions as much as owners are but they receive ZERO benefit from paying a fee to the association. In some cases, those professionals and crews may have an even more objective opinion about matters than owners because it’s not their $100,000 toy having its rating (and resale value) changed by a board that doesn’t like people peering into the process.