CSC in the 1990s
The club celebrated its 50th
and 60th anniversaries in 1989 and 1999 (photos) with a couple of
The new north gazebo, VIP lounge, junior/SMU locker, and the north-south
walkway in front of the heads were constructed in the late 1990s.
A campaign was started in the early 2000s to refurbish the common
areas and docks.
This CSC website was started by John Payne in the mid-1990s and
the content was expanded considerably in the early-2000s. The club
turned to e-mail for communications starting in 2001. Over 85% of
the membership is receiving the club e-mail and this website is
accessed 1000 to 2000 times per week.
The tradition of honoring past commodores with a dinner in conjunction with the lake championship regatta was born in the late 1990s.
The White Rock Sailing Club (right photo below) membership dwindled
to a point that the club was no longer financially viable. They
also had a major silting problem. Snipe Fleet 1 voted to move to
CSC in 1993 to preserve the continuity of the fleet on the lake.
The WRSC docks were abandoned at that time and removed by the city
in 1998 while the lake was low (left photo below). CSC is fortunate
to be the home of these great boats and sailors today.
became a problem in the park and at the club in the early 1990s.
The Dallas Police had a beautiful rescue boat that they kept at
the club. It was set on fire by vandals in 1991, destroying it and
a club rescue boat along with two power davits. We hired a night watchman
and the police beefed up the park patrol. Problems soon subsided.
1998, the Women's Racing Program was founded to help women
develop their racing skills. CSC sent a women's team to the
Adams Cup Area F finals in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2003, and
to the national championship regattas at Chicago in 1999 (photo),
and Lake Norman, NC in 2003. But, sadly
the Women's Racing Program faded away by the mid-2000s.
Mauney won Bronze as a unified partner in the Special Olympics
World Games in 1999. CSC hosted its first Special Olympics
Regatta in 2000 (photo) and the tradition continues today.