White Rock Lake
This page shows the various types of boats that have been active
in the racing program on White Rock Lake over the years. The boats are presented
in the approximate order that they were introduced to the lake.
The supporting information includes the designer, date the boat
was first launched, length overall in feet and inches (L), displacement
in pounds (D) and sail area in square feet of the main, jib and
spinnaker (M, J, S). The table at the bottom of the page shows the
approximate time frames that the boats were active in the racing
program on the lake. Other boats that may have raced on the lake
include the Star (1930s - 40s), Pram (1940s), Sunfish (1960s), Goldfish
(1970s) and Hellcat (1960s-70s).
Hellcat (photo right) and Goldfish (photo left) were designed and
manufactured by White Rock sailors Phil and Peter Oetking and F.
US Hellcat 300 was billed as the "world's fastest sailboat."
The catamaran was 25' long with a 12' beam and carried 300 sq. ft.
or sail on a 36' mast. There were also smaller 12' and 18' models.
The Goldfish was developed for the 30+ women sailing on White Rock
Lake in the late 60s and was similar to the Sunfish. Robert Cummings,
a local sailmaker, cut a special sail carrying flour de lis, daisies,
etc. for the women.
Thanks to Museumscapes of Richardson, TX for the line drawings and insignia graphics which
were prepared for the sailing display at the White
Rock Lake Museum.