Splash Day – April
Day is the beginning of the 2001 race season. Races will start at 1:30. April is
a great time to sail in Dallas and Splash Day is wonderful opportunity to see
your friends after a long winter. We'd like to see as many people out on Sunday
as possible. The C-15's will provide hamburgers and soft drinks following the
races for a nominal charge.
At the Dock
has begun on rebuilding the south most sail folding area, relocating the walkway
for davits #169 – 175 from the north to the south side of the davits, and
reconstructing the main north-south walkway from gate to gate.
The new motor is on
order to replace the 2-stoke Whaler engine.
Davit Registrar, completed a davit survey. Things are not good. 17% of the
davits were unusable or not being used. The board will be addressing this issue.
Also, the lease records for the board boat pads are out of date. Please let
Clancy know if you know who owns any of the board boats.
From the Fleets
Fleet 1 elected David Barrett as their new fleet captain.
Scott sailor, Scott Mauney, was elected FSSA district governor.
Fleet 001, and some of its members, have several boats that they are willing to
lease on a lease-purchase arrangement in order to encourage newcomers to try out
the Snipe. Sale prices range from $500 to $4,000 and monthly leases are
$50-$150. Details are available at www.dalsail.com.
Butterfly fleet is racing 3 races every Saturday. The fleet is refurbishing some
"older" Butterflys to be used for beginners and guests. This is a
"work in process", but we plan to have 5 boats in the near future,
with a long-term goal of ten boats. We can usually put you in a boat. Come on
down, or contact Tom Charland at 214-368-5797or email@example.com.
new racing rules will be in effect when you read this. Greta Mittman will
hold a short review of the new starting sequence on the dock at 1PM prior to
this Sunday’s races for the benefit of the racers and race committee. Don’t
forget that we go on daylight savings time this Sunday. Gretta will
address the change to Rule 26 - Starting Races which impacts all Sunday racers
at White Rock Lake. The 10-minute Warning – Preparatory sequence is being
replaced with a 5-minute sequence for all starts. The new sequence is:
Warning signal at
5 minutes before start with class flag and 1 sound.
at 4 minutes before the start with a P-flag, or blue shape, and 1 sound.
At 1 minute before
the start, the P-flag, or blue shape, is removed with 1 long sound.
At the start, the
class flag is removed with 1 sound and the next class flag is put up at the
same time as the warning signal for the next race. The sequence continues
until all races are started.
This sequence is
rolled from one start to the next without a break. A General Recall,
Postponement or Abandonment can interrupt the rolling sequence. Each is executed
per the applicable rule. For more specifics, see the attached new Sunday Joint
Lake Sailing Instructions and attend Greta’s talk.
Calling All CSC
Corinthian Sailing Club is host to the Texas Sailing Association Juniors Racing
Circuit on May 5th and 6th on White Rock Lake. This event
is open to sailors age 8 to 17. Races are conducted for neophytes through
experts with sailors competing by age, experience and boat class. Boat classes
expected are Optimist Prams, Lasers, Laser Radials and Bytes. All of you CSC
Juniors should start practicing now for this fun time. Registration forms are
now available and we would appreciate your early entry, which will help with
food, T-shirts and medal planning.
We expect sailors
and families from Houston, Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas area clubs. Should you
be willing to house a family from out of town for Friday and Saturday nights,
please contact Bob Manning at 214-348-7731 or send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Gough is the PRO
for this regatta and could use some volunteers (especially parents of
participants) to help make this a great experience for all concerned.
Junior Sailing Camps
Corinthian Sailing Club is sponsoring two sailing camps this year. Dates are set
for camps on June 4th through June 15th and July 9th
through July 19th. The camps are available to wannabe or experienced
sailors who can swim and are 8 to 16 years of age with parents or a guardian
that are a club member of CSC. U.S. Sailing Certified Instructor, Tom Forgue,
will once again be in charge of training. Please use the registration form
included in this Main Sheet to enroll your sailors. Contact Bob Manning (see
Junior regatta article above) for more information.
Space is limited by
the number of Optimists, Sunfish and Lasers owned by the club. You can help
increase the number of boats available by making a tax-deductible contribution
to the Carol Gough Sailing Education Foundation. See information below.
lessons are available for regular and associate members at CSC. Classes are on
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6PM to 9PM for six sessions. Five of the six
sessions will be on the water. Most training will be in Flying Scots, but other
fleets are urged to participate. Points to be covered include seamanship,
leaving the pier, points of sail, tacking, jibing, returning to pier, man
overboard, and basic knots. The first 2001 class will begin on Monday April 30
at CSC clubhouse. Class 2 will begin on June 4. Call Bob Harrington at
972-276-1954 for more information or to register for class.
is in full swing for the third year of the Women’s Racing Program (WRP) at the
CSC. The WRP is designed for women with a strong desire to advance their racing
skills. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the rules of
racing, as well as strengthen your tactics and strategies that will propel you
across the finish line. Program requirements include knowing the points of sail,
basic docking, boat rigging and terminology and a minimum of 6 months racing
experience within the past year.
This year’s WRP
schedule consists of five Saturday sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Session
dates are June 9, June 17, July 14, July 21 and July 28. Each session includes
coaching by members of area sailing clubs, drills on the water and lots of
socializing with other women in the program.
from the WRP are invited to sail with members from other local sailing clubs to
further develop their expertise in racing different kinds of boats on a variety
of racecourses. We invite women from other sailing clubs to come join us and
build relationships with women who have a mutual interest in racing.
The WRP will build
your confidence and skill level so that you can compete against some of the
local area talent. The WRP encourages the participation of its members in area
regattas. Familiarize yourself with the race calendar so that you can start
planning your schedule. If you are interested in participating in the Women’s
Racing Program, please complete and mail the attached Registration Form before
May 1, 2001 (please note that you must be a current member of a sailing
club and meet all program experience requirements). For additional
information, contact Kai Kunnapas at 214-324-4593 or email@example.com
in conjunction with the Special Olympics of Texas, is hosting a 2001 Special
Olympics Regatta. The regatta will be sailed in Flying Scots on White Rock Lake
on Saturday, June 23, 2001. A team will consist of a Special Olympian Athlete
and a Unified Partner provided by the club. Three races will be sailed and lunch
will be served at the clubhouse. We need volunteers to help with the regatta and
to serve as Unified Partners. Contact Joni Seifrick at 214-553-0005 for
information or to donate your time or money. The registration form is attached
and must be received by June 9.
Carol Gough Sailing
Carol Gough Sailing Education Foundation is dedicated to making sailing and
sailboat racing accessible by providing funds for equipment and education
activities. The foundation has 501( c )( 3 ) status, thus donations are tax
deductible. Contributions may be in the form of cash, boats or equities. The
foundation is managed and administered by a board of directors and is autonomous
from CSC. For more information, contact - Ralph Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org,
Michael Mittman -email@example.com,
or Prater Monning – firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERC - Greta Mittman
FS Mid-Winters Panama City FL
IOM Regionals (Trinity River YC) CSC
Laser Gulf Coast Masters, HYC
Splash Day Board duty
F O'Day (Laser) AYC
Easter - no races
Race GMT Seminar #1 9-12 (CSC)
Corinthian Special Regatta (CSC)
March of Dimes Walkathon
in Dixie Regatta, Shreveport YC
ERC - Natalie Mauney
Arlington YC Spring Regatta
Jr. Circuit Regatta CSC
CSC Boat Show
12-13 TSA/Area F
Sears Lightning at CSC
12-13 J-24 Circuit
12-13 Snipe Spring
Regatta OCBC Lake Hefner
Race GMT Seminar #2 6:30-9:30 (CSC)
19-20 RCYC Spring
Dingyfest (FS Districts)
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