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Sailboats Raced
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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).

HellcatThe Hellcat (photo right) and Goldfish (photo left) were designed and manufactured by White Rock sailors Phil and Peter Oetking and F. C. Gaines.

GoldfishThe 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.


Snipe

William Crosby
1931
L 15'6" D 381 MJ 128


Seagull

William Crosby
1930
L 18' D 800 MJ 165


Lightning
Sparkman and Stephens
1938
L 19' D 700 MJ 177 S 300

 

Blue Jay
Drake Sparkman
1947
L 13'6" D 275 MJ 90 S 56

 


Penguin

Philip Rhodes
1939
L 11'5" D 165 M 72


Y-Flyer

Alvin Youngquist
1941
L 18'2" D 500 MJ 161



Rebel

Ray Greene
1948
L 16'2" D 700 MJ 166


Flying Scot

Sandy Douglass
1957
L 19' D 850 MJ 191 S 200


C-Scow

Johnson Boatworks
1905
L 20' D 650 MJ 216


Lido 14

Tim Schock
1958
L 14' D 310 MJ 111


Lone Star 13 (LS 13)

Thomas Faul
and Charles Wittholz
about 1965
L13'1" D 350 MJ 93


Corinthian

Carl Alberg
1965
L 19'6" D 2724 MJ 186


Windmill
Clark Mills
1953
L 15'6" D 198 MJ 11


Butterfly
John Barnett
1961
L 12'2" D 135 M 75


M-20

Harry Melges
1962
L 20' D 595 MJ 176 S 250


Lone Star 16 (LS 16)
about 1965
L 16' D 450 MJ 160 S 164


Buccaneer
Ron Downie
and D. Gibbs
1971
L 18' D 275 MJ 175 S 178


470

Andre' Cornu
1963
L 15'5" D 264 MJ 137 S 140

DaySailer
Uffa Fox
and George O'Day
1956
L16'9" D 575 MJ 186 S 96



M-Scow (M-16)

Harry Melges
1957
L 16' D 440 MJ 147


Laser

Bruce Kirby
1970
13'10" D 130 M 76

C-15
Frank Butler
1970
L 15'4" D 385 MJ 139


Harpoon 5.2

C&C Yachts
1976
L 17' D 565 MJ 160 S 150


420

Christian Maury
1960
L 13'9" D 220 MJ 110 S 95


MC-Scow

Harry Melges
1970
L 16' D 420 M135


Optimist Pram

Clark Mills
1947
L7'6" D 77 M 35


Vanguard 15

Bob Ames
1994
L 15'3" D 190 MJ 127

 

 

Sailboats racing on White Rock Lake over time