When asked why the United States was taking so long to make this announcement, one of the 35-strong U.S. delegation to the annual conference said, "You dont announce a death before informing the next-of-kin. We are still informing the next-of-kin." The choice may not meet with universal approval, but its believed that the U.S. representative will not upset the balance that the ISAF seeks to establish. There are three "old" ORC representatives in Hans Zuiderbaan (NED), Bruno Finzi (ITA), and Wolfgang Schaefer (GER), all of whom are strong IMS supporters. The other members of the working party are David Kellett, ISAF Vice-President (AUS), Jack Caldwell (USA), Chairman of the Constitution Committee, and Paul King, the RYA/RORC nomination. The U.S. representative should therefore not be a dyed-in-the-wool IMS supporter.