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CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS REGATTA
Welcome and Competitors Information Package

 

Congratulations on winning your national championship and on being selected to compete for the Jack Brown Trophy in the Championship of Champions Regatta. In so doing, you have been recognized as one of the country’s best sailors - you are in very select company. 

On behalf of US SAILING and the Corinthian Sailing Club, we welcome you to White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.  We have been planning this event for some time and our goal is to provide top notch races, a friendly atmosphere and a little bit of Texas flair.  We hope that you have a great sailing experience and that your stay with us will be a memorable one.  We are looking forward to your visit. 

Jim O’Connor
Commodore
Corinthian Sailing Club

 

COMPETITORS INFORMATION PACKAGE

WEBSITES:
Information about the regatta, including the daily results and photos, will be posted on the US SAILING website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Adult/CofC.htm.

Information about Corinthian Sailing Club and the surrounding areas is available on the CSC website at http://www.cscsailing.org/Year%202011/cofc.html.   

TRAVEL PLANS, DELAYS OR QUESTIONS:
You may also use the link to update your plans at any point until the deadline using the link that you received from Regatta Network registration.  It’s helpful for us to have an idea of what flights you are taking in the event of weather delays, etc.  If you encounter a delay please call the registrar.  Any questions regarding transportation, airlines or airports should be directed to the registrar.  

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
Dallas is served by two airports – Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW), which is the main airport and about 20 miles from White Rock Lake, and Love Field, which is in Dallas proper and about 7 miles from the lake.  Love Field is served primarily by Southwest Airlines.  Most other carriers operate out of DFW.

It is suggested that you allow at least 1 1/2 hours from arrival at DFW, or 1 hour at Love Field, to get to the club.  It is suggested that you leave the club at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure from DFW or 1 ½ hours for Love Field.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS AIRPORT:
It is difficult to get around the Dallas area without a car.  It is recommended that you rent a car at the airport when you arrive.  All major rental companies are available at both airports.

From DFW Airport, take the north exit to eastbound Hwy 114. Follow Hwy 114 about 6 miles and exit from the left lane onto Hwy 348/Northwest Hwy.  Continue on Hwy 348/Northwest Hwy which will turn into Loop 12/Northwest Hwy.  Follow Northwest Hwy about 14 miles from the Hwy 114 turnoff.  You pass a bridge construction project and then turn right onto Buckner Blvd.  Take the first exit into White Rock Lake Park and follow the park road to the Corinthian Sailing Club. 

From Love Field, take Mockingbird Lane east about 7 miles.  Turn right into White Rock Park immediately after you cross the lake bridge.  Make a left at the bottom of the hill and proceed to the Corinthian Sailing Club.

See map on CSC website for additional information.

CHECK-IN:
Check-in will be open on Wednesday, October 19, from 0930 to 1630.  The hospitality desk will be located in the clubhouse.  The hospitality team will ensure that all forms have been correctly submitted, accept your damage deposit and issue you an event nametag.  The nametag will be your meal ticket during the week.  If you are not staying in a hotel, you also will be given your housing assignment. 

MEDICAL INFORMATION:
You should have indicated any special dietary, medical, allergy or accessibility needs when registering.  If not, please send that information along with your housing request and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Each competitor under 18 must send a completed Medical Form along with all of the required waivers to the regatta registrar at Corinthian Sailing Club, Attn: Frank Richards, PO Box 180087, Dallas, TX 75218 by September 26.  If any medical issues change after that date, it is the responsibility of the parent/competitor to notify the regatta registrar.  It is suggested that you bring a copy of your insurance card with you.  Forms can be downloaded from the US SAILING website.

HOUSING:
A block of rooms are reserved at the Radisson Hotel, 6060 N Central Expressway, Dallas , (214) 750-6060. The cost is $89/night.  The Radisson is about 10 minutes from the lake.  There are a number of other hotels within 15 minutes of the club in all price ranges.  Some of these hotels are listed on the CSC website.

We can provide housing with our club members and we will try to accommodate all requests. Please request housing when registering online and then fill out the housing request form on the CSC C of C webpage.  This will help us match you and your crew with appropriate club families.  Available housing will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

The club is in a city park and overnight camping is not allowed.

DRESS:
Attire for all events is casual.

MEALS:
Meals for each competitor will be provided throughout the regatta.  Your nametag will be your meal ticket.  Breakfast will be served at the club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Lunches will be served at the clubhouse on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Dinners will be at the club on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The banquet will be held on Friday evening.  Dinner will not be served on Saturday.

BANQUET:
A banquet will be held on Friday evening.  Noted sailor and US SAILING President, Gary Jobson, will be the guest speaker.  Guests are invited and reservations may be made on the CSC website along with other meals online or during check-in.

GUEST MEALS:
Lunches and dinners for non-competitors may be ordered using the guest meals form on the CSC website or purchased during check-in.

BOAT ASSIGNMENT AND DAMAGE DEPOSITS:
CSC is home to over 90 Flying Scots.  Twenty of these boats will be used in a “round robin” format.  They will all be tuned the same and may not be readjusted by the competitors.  New sails provided by Gus Sails will be used during the regatta.  These boats should be closely matched.

 A damage deposit fee of $250 is required.  This fee will be payable by check to the Corinthian Sailing Club and will be collected at check-in. 

RACING CLINIC:
A clinic will be held on Wednesday to address Flying Scot sailing characteristics and local knowledge. 

SPECTATOR BOATS:
Private spectator boats are not permitted on the lake.  Club provided spectator boats may be available on race days.  There will be no spectator boats on clinic days.  Check with the hospitality desk.  Please bring your own personal flotation device. 

WEATHER:
Dallas weather in October is “beautiful” - most of the time.  But, it may be hot or cold, light or windy, just perfect or somewhere in between. Here is some climate info.  Come prepared for everything and check the weather forecast before you leave home.   Weather information is available on the CSC website.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Corinthian Sailing Club
441 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas
214-758-0788 from 0800 to 2000 during the regatta.
www.cscsailing.org/cofc.html

Regatta Chairperson - Bob Gough
race@cscsailing.org
817-313-8916

Registrar - Frank Richards
cofc@cscsailing.org
214-827-4434 prior to regatta
214-499-0430 from October 19 and through the regatta

Housing - Bowman O’Connor
cofc@cscsailing.org
214-316-0509

We welcome you to White Rock Lake and look forward to great racing, great food, and a great time.  Please feel free to pick up the phone and call me or drop me an email if you any questions.

Sincerely,
Bob Gough
Regatta Chairperson
2011 Championship of Champions

 

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