CSC in the 2000s
The White Rock Lake dam was 90 years old in 2001
and park was 75 years old in 2004.
CSC hosted its first Special Olympics
Regatta in 2000 (photo) and the tradition continues today.
John Diggins and Steve Comen both sailed as unified partners
in the 2003 Special Olympics World Games in Ireland capturing
Gold. Steve then won a gold medal at the World Special Olympics Games in China in 2007.
club joined the For The Love Of The Lake - Second Saturday
Shoreline Spruce-Up (photo) in 2002 adopting the shoreline
in front of the club. The club also uses its rescue boats
to remove large logs and debris from the lake. FTLOTL
has recognized CSC almost every year since with awards for
its outstanding participation in helping preserve the lake.
joined the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club in hosting the Leukemia
Cup with a Centerboard Regatta (photo) on White Rock Lake
in April 2004. Keelboats were raced at DCYC the following
weekend. The combined event raised $146,000 to fight blood
related cancers. The
club has continued its participation in this worthy fundraising event.
program (photo) is thriving with the junior sailing school
growing each summer. Paul Denison won the right to represent
TYA at the Smith Cup national junior regatta in 2005. CSC
has sponsored a US SAILING Instructor course at the club yearly. The club's junior
sailing facilities have been upgraded. The club hosts the annual TYA Rock the Rock regatta and in a active TYA regatta circuit.
contributed to a life-size bronze "CCC Worker" statue
(photo) erected by FTLOTL honoring CCC
Company 2986 which was located at White Rock Lake. The
statue was dedicated April 2004 and is located on Sunset Bay.
Some 30+ CCC workers, who were based at the camp, attended
with support from WRBC, helped the White Rock Lake Museum prepare an exhibit about sailing on the lake (photo)
for inclusion in the new museum at the Bathhouse Cultural
Center. We collected photos, historical materials and burgees
for the exhibit. The museum opened to the public in September
2004 with CSC as a Bronze Patron sponsor. Much of the material in this history of the club was a result of our
research for the museum.
A campaign was started in the early 2000s to refurbish the common
areas and docks. Sections of the deteriorating docks were replaced
including boardboat pads, south sail folding area, and junior Laser
pads. In 2002, the davits at the south end of the club were turned
to open to the north to increase their utility. In 2003, a master
plan was proposed to systematically replace all the common areas
over several years with long lasting metal pilings and plastic composite
CSC club house was renovated in 2005 (photo). The cedar siding was replaced with Hardiplank, the deck was water proofed and new benches were installed.
Security at the club has been an off and on problem over the years. Cameras and individual member gate codes were added to help improve security. This provided the backbone to add internet connectivity. The weather station and harbor cam were made available on the website in 2008 and local weather was piped into the clubhouse. Wi-fi was also added at the dock. These have been big hits with the membership.
CSC became more active in reaching
out to the surrounding community in the mid-2000s. In 2005,
the club collected items and held a blood drive to benefit
the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We also held Red Cross first
aide and CPR classes, and sponsored Sailing for Rhinos benefiting
the Dallas Zoo. The junior program, Special Olympics and FTLOTL
activities thrived. The club also became greener implementing a recycling program.
Two new fleets joined the CSC racing family - the Lasers and V15s. On the down side, we lost the long
time Rebels and C-15s as a racing fleets in the early 2000s.
In 2004, the club assumed sponsorship for the Rebel State
Fair Regatta which has been held each fall during the fair
since 1973. In 2009, the Lightning fleet moved to Rush Creek Yacht Club, but was never able to revive their program. A few Lightnings still remain at CSC, but are largely inactive.
The rescue boats and committee boat were all replaced and 4 cycle engines were purchased. In 2006, the club started a project to improve facilities for the boardboats (photo) and juniors. New pads and a launch ramp were added for the Laser fleet. This was followed a new junior dock. Next, the old boardboat pads were expanded and rebuilt to accommodate the new V15 fleet and improve the old pad area. This project was completed in 2008 with the rebuilding of the committee boat davits.