2002 Corinthian Sailing Club
Annual Business Meeting
The club's annual
meeting was held on January 19th at the Royal Oaks County Club.
The Lake Trophy was presented to Marke Smith.
The Norm Watkins award went to Mac McCoy for his tireless work and
coordination of volunteers rebuilding the docks and other projects around the
Club. Alan Schmitt
received Special Recognition for his service to the Club.
board members reported on their activities over the past year.
The outgoing board deserves much praise for many accomplishments during
2001: extensive refurbishment of
Club facilities, development of a terrific website, outstanding racing
accomplishments in regattas on and off the lake, extensive racing education and
the popular Wednesday night series, are among the many activities.
Board members by and large conceived of and carried out these results, they were
made possible by volunteer efforts from many of the members.
For those who helped thank you and please come again.
For the rest of you, join us. It
is a way to provide much-needed help and spend time with some fine folks.
following slate of Club officers for 2002 was elected:
Vice Commodore, Race - Chris Dukeminier
Rear Commodore, Membership -
Rear Commodore, Pier - MO Berry
Rear Commodore, Equipment - Bob
Rear Commodore, Sailing Education
- Sandy Dennison
Rear Commodore, Social - Prater
and Nancy Monning
Davit - Clancy McKenna
Treasurer - Jeff Harrold
Secretary - Dudley Bayne
appointed positions for 2002 are City Liaison - Max Hibbs, TSA Representative -
Bob Gough and Past Commodore - Phil Morris.
2002 Budget and
no doubt noticed a modest dues increase in the recent statement.
The CSC Board approved this increase to enable the Club to keep the
facilities in sound condition.
In addition to replacing the holding tank on the head and providing a new
and reliable motor for the old chase boat, significant pier maintenance is
get your response with money to Frank Richards by the March 15 due date.
This will ensure your receiving updated Club data as well as having the
new lock combinations!
Racing Program (WRP):
WRP will be back at CSC again this summer.
If you are interested in volunteering to help plan and organize this
year's WRP, please contact Kai Kunnapas; VM: 214.324.4593 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 26.
- Five Davits to be Auctioned
silent davit auction will be held the first Saturday in March.
The Carol Gough Foundation will auction davit 153, which it acquired by
way of a donation from Sandy Dennison.
A minimum value of $750.00 has been set, and all proceeds will go to the
In addition, the auction will sell davits of ex-members, the proceeds of
which will go to the current owners.
Available davits are 61, 107, 187 and 196.
Davits will be withdrawn from the auction if sold by the present owner
prior to opening the bids.
The bids will be opened at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 2, 2002 in the
Bids may be presented in person at the auction prior to 12:00 noon or
mailed to the Davit Registrar.
Send mail-in bids to Clancy McKenna, Corinthian
Sailing Club, PO Box 180087, Dallas, TX 75218.
Mail-in bids must
be received by Friday, March 1, 2002.
Be sure to include your name, the davit number, and amount of your bid.
A map of the davits is available in the CSC clubhouse and on the CSC
the Davit Registrar
spring and summer of 2001 brought us a great deal of davit activity.
New members wanting to secure davits drove an effort to find and repair
existing davits that could accommodate them, and in the process we had 20 davits
that were bought and sold during the course of the year.
In addition, thanks to our member’s blood, sweat, and checkbooks, we
had 15+ davits that underwent major repair.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the effort to make those things
anticipate that the spring and summer of 2002 will be equally as active, and
requests for davits have already begun.
In the next month, I will be contacting all of the members who have
davits that have spent much of the year empty, and ask that you consider leasing
them for a period of time.
The CSC By-Laws provide that the boat and davit must be maintained in a
safe and usable condition.
The bylaws further prohibit a davit remaining empty or being used solely
to store a boat that is not sailed.
Although often an unpleasant task, the board has a duty to the club to
exercise proper stewardship of our facilities.
We will be contacting members owning boats or davits that are not
compliant with these bylaws. The board intends to enforce the bylaws for the
overall good of the club
you are contacted, please understand that this is not personal, but necessary
for the safety and betterment of the club.
Our first desire is for all members to make use of the club.
If you own a boat or a davit that you are not using now or planning to
use in the near future, please consider leasing or selling it so that others may
enjoy the club.
If you feel that you have extenuating circumstances that the board should
be aware of please contact Clancy McKenna.
Sail Camps & CSC Jr. Regatta
- Planning is well
underway for this year’s Junior activities.
Tentative plans are to again sponsor two sail camps for both neophyte and
experienced sailors. The
first camp is planned for June 3-14 and will culminate with CSC’s hosting of a
Texas Sailing Association (TSA) Juniors Circuit Regatta the weekend of June
15-16. We plan to schedule a second
camp sometime between June 16 and Texas Race Week (July 20-28), with the most
likely camp dates being July 8-18. We
are also hoping to add a one-week advanced race clinic to provide training for
those juniors seriously into racing, which may be either integrated into our
regular sail camps or held separately.
- Just around the corner
this spring is the Austin Yacht Club’s (“AYC”) Junior Regatta scheduled
for the weekend of March 23-24. This
is a TSA Junior Circuit Regatta. AYC
is on beautiful Lake Travis and this regatta is always great fun for the kids as
well as their parents. CSC has
reserved a screened shelter on the AYC grounds which has more than enough room
to spread your sleeping bag. AYC
also allows camping on the grounds and has restroom and shower facilities.
Sandy Denison will be bringing his Whaler to provide our juniors with
on-the-water support. He can
transport one additional Opti and has a double-decker Opti trailer to loan out.
So, if one other adult with a trailer hitch on his vehicle will travel we
can transport a total of four Optis and a support boat.
Anyone who is interested in attending please contact Sandy Denison at email@example.com
- Later in the spring we hope to organize a Green Fleet clinic, possibly in
conjunction with Ft. Worth Boat Club. The
clinic would be presented by “Green Fleet Guru” Tom Coleman from McLaughlin
Boat Works. His specialty is
working with kids new to racing and we are told his clinics are guaranteed to
instill a love of sailing in your kids and to show them just how much fun trying
to sail around those buoys faster than the other guy (or gal) can be.
The clinic will probably be during a weekend in late April.
Keep this in mind for your spring planning.
If we are able to schedule the clinic, we will provide further
information in next month’s newsletter.
- We would like to encourage all the parents of our CSC juniors to become more
involved in the program. In next
month’s newsletter we will be giving notice of a parents’ meeting sometime
in March. We hope to organize
parents’ group to assist with both junior activities at White Rock as well as
with travel to area and statewide junior regattas.
In the interim, if you are interested or would like to volunteer please
contact Sandy Denison.
Gough Sailing Education Foundation
- Last year we had more juniors requesting enrollment in our camps than we had
boats available. You can increase
the number of boats available, and thus the number of available spaces in our
sail camps, by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation.
Cash or in kind contributions can be accepted.
For details contact Trustees “Red Dog” Jones or Prater Monning.
of Personal Gear in Junior Shed
Finally, if you are storing any personal gear - such as sails or kayak paddles -
in the Junior Shed please remove it as soon as possible. We plan to reorganize
all the junior equipment in the shed and are already pressed for space. Anything
left in the shed after March 1st will be assumed to be abandoned or
to belong to the junior program. Thanks for your cooperation.
- The Butterfly fleet conducts 3 races every Saturday with first gun at Noon
through the end of February. Beginning in March first gun will move back to
10:30 am. Any single-handed boat is
welcome to come sail with us. Even
in winter we usually have 6-10 boats on the line. If interested contact Race
Chairman Sandy Denison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mac McCoy describes “A Day at the Lake” - A couple of weeks ago the
Corinthian fleet got together to clean up the VIP area at the North end of the
club. We got out our scrub brushes
and cleaned up the area, throwing out the accumulated junk, fixing’ up the KMD
(keelboat maintenance davit) and then the most important thing – going out for
a day sail. So, a bunch of folks
(even Joe McBride, being blind, had no inhibitions about boarding) jumped into a
couple of boats and raced to the dam and back.
The weather was great the company was great and the competition, well,
that was pretty good too. It so
happened that we arrived back at the VIP dock at the same time, and it was a
race to see who would touch the dock first to win.
- A regatta for this remote control fleet is on the schedule for February 23 and
24. The races will start in the
- At the beginning of
every year, Ed and Marion Lockey host the January Flying Scot Fleet meeting.
This year was no different. During the January 25th meeting the Flying Scot
Fleet elected their 2002 officers. Red
Dog Jones arrived just in time to be elected Fleet Captain. Tracy Aber
(Sec./Treas.) and John Diggins (Race) must be gluttons for punishment because
they both volunteer to continue as fleet officers. And Susan Justus
"volunteered" for Social.
Upcoming Flying Scot events include Mid-Winter Regatta in mid-March at SABYC,
Texas Districts in early May at CSC and the Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta hosted by
DCYC on Lake Lewisville. This is a fund raising event for the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society. If you would like to sponsor a Flying Scot boat for the
regatta, contact Red Dog Jones. Corinthian, Snipe, Lightning and Handicap
fleets, think of your donation as bribing Fleet 23 to take our Scots off of
White Rock for a Sunday. (Please remember we can be easily bought but we're not
cheap, so give generously.)
Speaking of begging for money, Flying Scot skippers and crew, it's that time of
the year again. Fleet dues are due. Each boat owner's dues are $30 and the crew
fees are $15. The dues help defer the cost of printing and postage for the
newsletter, regatta notices and race duty announcements sent out to non-email
members or sailors, trophies for Districts, Open House and the yearly Series and
help pay for regattas, such as districts and Open House.
New on the CSC Website
map of the club with davit locations has been added to the Club - General
Information page. Davit
construction details will be added in the near future.
CSC's website is reaching maturity.
New material will continue to be added, but we will be more in a
maintenance mode in the future.
Examples of revised postings include an updated the membership roster,
details on the CSC annual business meeting, new photo's to the photo album,
updated contacts list and keeping the newsletter file up to date.
provide a vehicle for members to communicate with one another and are now
receiving weekly posting. The
Wanted / For Sale Forum is getting heavy use, as people try to buy and sell
boats, davits and equipment.
There are several davits posted for sale.
There are a number of experienced crew looking for jobs.
welcome these new members to the club:
and Rosemary Costello
Main Sheet - Your Newsletter
Main Sheet belongs to each member of the club.
This is an invitation to all members to submit articles about the club,
regattas, meetings, fleets, awards, members, family and community.
The deadline for information is the 20th of the month.
Please submit articles to Dudley Bayne at 3612 Hackamore Ct., Plano, TX
75023, or at CDBayne@worldnet.att.net.
I am also interested in any suggestions on how to improve the newsletter.
in the Corinthian Sailing Club is open to anyone with an interest in sailing.
Club facilities are located at 441 E. Lawther Drive on beautiful White
Rock Lake. Phone 214-320-0841.
Email address is email@example.com.
Mailing address is Corinthian Sailing Club, PO Box 180087, Dallas, TX
75218. Website is http://www.cscsailing.org.
Both regular and associate memberships are available.
Contact the Membership Rear Commodore, Frank Richards, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 214-827-4434 for details.