Corinthian Sailing Club
October, 2003 White Rock Lake Dallas, Texas
Requests the pleasure of your company for the
2003 Annual Banquet and Awards
Saturday, November 8, 2003
The City Club
6900 Bank of America Building
901 Main Street, Downtown Dallas
Cocktails, Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards Ceremony, Live Auction
with Michael Mittman - Auctioneer
The Pat Glynn Quartet and Dancing
proceeds benefit the
Carol Gough Sailing Education Foundation
and are tax deductable
November 4, 2003
Call Steve and De McCombs
Or RSVP online
Payable to CSC
C/o 7027 Lakewood Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75214
Or at the door
Bring your check book/cash
We do not have credit card access for auction.
-Work day on the docks and Saturday shoreline clean up.
-start at 9am,
work to be completed on docks, tack room and club davit
January 15 - Business
Royal Oaks Country Club
November ERC Dukemenier
1-2 Wurstfest - LCYC
8 CSC Awards Banquet
December ERC Richards
The Butterfly Fleet would
like to invite anyone interested in trying single handed sailing
to come join them. This gives you an opportunity to make your own
decisions plus not having to hunt for a crew at the last minute.
They have a couple of very reasonable quality club boats that you
can borrow. First gun for Saturday morning races is at 10:30 AM.
Plan to come about an hour ahead of time to get rigged. It is first
come first serve, so call a fleet member before Saturday. Contact
Bruce Faust at 972 259 5873.
Junior Open House/Halloween
Our October 12th Junior
Open House and Halloween Party was a great success. Between 25 and
30 young sailors descended on CSC for some Halloween fun and sailing.
Junior sailors already in our program were encouraged to bring a
friend, which should generate greater interest in our junior sailing
classes next summer. Special thanks to Nicole and Gordon Keehn who
put the event together and to our coach Megan Chrostowski, who made
the trip from College Station to assist with the event. We hope
to follow this with another junior party/open house next spring
to kick off the new sailing season.
Junior Sailing Subcommittees
Since CSC is an all volunteer
club our junior program must rely heavily upon member/parental support
and commitment. While CSC retains junior coaches for the summer
sailing classes, in order for junior sailing to continue year-round
we must rely on parent volunteers. So, you ask: "How can I
be of help?" The answer is to volunteer for one of the three
junior sailing subcommittees.
In an effort to foster
year-round junior sailing we have created three subcommittees within
our Junior Sailing Committee, each focused on a particular function.
You may volunteer to assist with one or more of these committees,
based on your particular talents or inclinations. The three subcommittees
1. Junior Open Sailing/Race
Subcommittee: The function of this committee will be to provide
rescue boat support (in the 15-foot Whaler) for junior sailors who
want to come out and sail on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30
pm. The only qualification is competence in powerboat operation
and rescue procedures, or a willingness to learn and gain competence
in these areas. Our plans for Sunday open sailing for juniors depends
on volunteers for this committee. Those interested in volunteering
should contact Sandy Denison at email@example.com or 214-826-3998.
2. Junior Social/Entertainment
Subcommittee: The mission of this committee is to plan more events
like the great Halloween Party/Open House we had on October 12th.
While the focus will be on sailing, there are a lot of possibilities
for other junior events and functions that will get our young sailors
out to the club for a good time on and off the water. If you would
like to help with this committee contact Nicole Keehn who has volunteered
to lead these efforts. To contact Nicole email or call Sandy Denison
as indicated above who will put you in touch.
3. Junior Equipment/Facilities
Subcommittee: The thankless task of this committee is to tackle
the never-ending job of keeping the junior equipment and facilities
in shape. If you have a talent for fixing boats we could use your
help with minor repairs, such as replacing tiller extension joints,
retying Opti sails and other minor maintenance to our junior club
boats and rigs. Assistance with keeping the junior shed organized
and ship-shape would also be appreciated. If interested in working
with this committee contact Sandy Denison by email or phone as indicated
Sunday Junior Open
Beginning Sunday November
2nd, and continuing until the cold weather sets in, there will be
open sailing on Sunday afternoons for CSC juniors. However, our
ability to provide rescue boat support for our juniors, and thus
our ability to continue open sailing, will be dependent upon parental
support through volunteers to the Junior Open Sailing/Race Committee.
If an insufficient number of parents volunteer for rescue boat duty
then we will be forced to discontinue this aspect of our program.
Assuming that support is there, a power boat will be on the water
from 1:30 to 4:30 pm each Sunday to rescue or assist junior sailors
if the need arises. Each junior sailor will be, however, responsible
for both rigging and de-rigging his or her own boat. A junior instructor
will not be available to assist the sailors. Parents will also remain
responsible for supervising their junior sailors while they are
at CSC during all open sailing sessions. We hope that our junior
sailors and their parents will take advantage of this opportunity.
An email will be sent out each Friday to the parents of CSC juniors
advising of plans for the following Sunday. If you do not receive
an email by the morning of Friday, November 7th send and email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the list.
Junior Spruce-Up Day
- November 8th
The first Junior Spruce-Up
Day will be Saturday, November 8th beginning at 9:00 am. We will
meet in the junior gazebo by the north entrance to club. Those interested
in helping on the Equipment/Facilities Subcommittee should try to
attend. The goal is to finish the 420 davit, get the club owned
Optimist and Laser rigs in shape and organize the junior equipment
and shed. Let Sandy Denison know by email at email@example.com if
you plan to attend.
Opportunities for our
juniors to race have continued into the Fall season. On October
4th CSC was represented by junior Paul Denison at Seabrook Sailing
Club's "Endless Summer" Junior Regatta. Paul finished
4th out of a field of 16 in the Laser Radial class and moved up
to 5th place for the year in the state-wide TSA rankings of junior
Laser Radial sailors. Testing his skill against the adult Laser
sailors, Paul also sailed in the Laser Full-rig class at Rush Creek's
Dingyfest on October 18-19, finishing 7th out of 16. The last TSA
regatta of the season will be at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in
Houston on October 25th. The regatta schedule for next season will
likely begin with a TSA junior regatta at Austin Yacht Club in late
Women's Keelboat Championship
Team 4 Texas survived!
We had a great time!
The Annapolis Yacht Club and Rolex host an awesome event to include:
welcoming reception at AYC, seafood dinner at Phillips Restaurant,
elegant boat ride to home on Potomac for Conde Naste sponsored cocktail
party and the final awards dinner at AYC Friday night. Under the
tent there were daily "happy hours" with Mexican food
or Italian food on days without sponsored dinner. It was amazing
to think that the ground floor of the clubhouse and the boat yard
had been under 3' of water the weekend before. Some of the waterfront
stores and hotels were still in process of drying out when we first
What an event! From
Hurricane Isabel to the "day of carnage" to the flat trailer
tire on the trip home..... But the opportunity to be on the starting
line and race course with many of the world's most accomplished
female racers (including 4 teams just back from Olympic trials,
professional match racers, Americas Cup veterans, 19 local teams)...PRICELESS!
This was the 10th anniversary
of the event and the largest one in it's history (66 competitors).
For the Corinthian Sailing Club, it was the first time we were represented.
The conditions were challenging
to say the least.
Winds were from the North,
South and West.
On day three the second
race was abandoned due to light winds.
On Day four the second
race was abandoned because of extreme wind conditions: sustained
winds of 30+, puffs anywhere from 47-50+ .
At least 8 boats broached
or capsized, Terry Schertz lost all of her team members overboard
and at least two people went to the hospital. By midweek women were
sporting deep bruises, black eyes and even bloodied brows.
So it went at the 10th
Rolex, the premier regatta for female big-boat sailors, which drew
competitors from across the country as well as New Zealand, South
Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda..
For us Lake sailors,
it was additionally challenging to constantly have to consider the
tides, currents and navigating the 1-2 ft swells.
We finished in 37th
place putting us in the top 56%. Pretty good for weekend lake sailors.
We did penalty turns
in one race, received a Z flag penalty in another race, and learned
the nuances of the Black flag (Betsy Allisson was black flagged
so much, on the last day she flew her own Black flag off her backstay!).
If you didn't subscribe
to "Girl Talk", please visit our website to catch up with
our daily experiences including our encounter with Officer Stovall
of the Arkansas Highway Police
For Regatta results please
visit the Annapolis Yacht Club website:
Truly the best women's
regatta in the world.
Greta Mittman, Tracy
Aber and Teresa Morris take 9th in the Adams Cup Finals. Complete
results and photos available. Lake Norman, October 22-25, 2003
Scott Mauney, Michael
Mittman and Steve Coman take 5th in the Mallory Cup Finals. Complete
results and photos available. Lake Norman, October 22-25, 2003
Kelly Gough bests 34
in Flying Scot Open House Regatta. Forest Atkins wins the Challenger
Fleet. October 18-19, 2003 Complete results below
Bill Draheim takes 5
first place finishes to win the JY-15 North Americans at Rush Creek
Yacht Club. October 3-5, 2003.
Team for Texas completes
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship. For more info
see the regatta site, final scores and the T4T site.
Kelly Gough, Richard
Wade and Scott Mauney top the Flying Scots Summer Series. 14 boats
qualify. September 28, 2003
White Rock Lake Championship
Corinthian Sailing Club Championship
Sailoff - October 12, 2003
Gene Soltero wins the sailoff in Lasers against Jeff Perna for the
2003 Lake Championship and CSC Championship.
Finals - September 21,
Skipper Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total
Jeff Pena Carolyn Pena 1 1 1 2 1.4 2 8.4
Gene Soltero Natasha 2 1.4 2 1 1 1 8.4
Bruce Faust Frank Richards 3 2 5 5 2 5 22
George Szoboky Ken Brown 4 6 4 3 3 3 23
Red Dog Jones Rick Swazey 5 3 3 4 6 4 25
Pat Glynn Catherine Holt 6 5 7 6 5 5.8 34.
See "Race Results"
on the web page for complete results.
Flying Scot Open House
The annual Flying Scot
Open House regatta was held Oct. 18/19th, and was once again a great
success! Unlike last year with the rain and flooding, this year
gave us excellent weather, but no wind. So, we got started immediately
with the party! The weekend started off Friday night with a surprise
birthday party for Steve Comen's 40th. Renee provided the food,
which made a welcomed accompaniment to the beer and mudslides. Steve's
parents and brother
Dave joined the fun, and there was much dancing and general
Saturday -- no wind,
but plenty of looking for wind, testing out the margaritas and strawberry
pina coladas, and munching. Racing was cancelled for the day, but
some people just decided to stick around anyway for the company
Saturday night -- more
drinking, catered dinner from Chef Jerry, Florida shrimp from Doc
Bellows, music from Crawford & McAdams, much dancing and general
celebrating, broom dismantling and limbo contest, disco ball, really,
really cool raffle, and several pictures of Willis McQueen as a
Sunday -- classic Open
House breakfast -- biscuits and gravy, followed by two actual races!
Dave Butler and his crew did a spectacular job of actually finding
wind and forcing it to stay around for two very challenging races.
We had 33 boats in the championship fleet (interesting starts to
say the least)
and 8 boats in the challenger fleet.
Huge thanks to everyone
who made this a huge success: Tracy Aber, Jennifer Judkins, Michael
and Greta Mittman, Joni Seifrick, Renee Comen, Kathy Minyard, Pat
Diggins, Lori Block, Alane Capen, Phil Morris,
Susan Justus, Dave Butler (PRO), Kent Gladden, the folks who did
race committee from DCYC, the Lightning Fleet, the Butterfly Fleet,
and everyone who donated
kegs, raffle items, boats to sail, and put up people at their houses.
And of course, a huge
thanks to the out-of-towners who showed up from LCYC, Pensacola,
Carlisle, Louisiana, Joe Pool Lake, and Wichita Falls. And to everyone
at CSC -- make sure you mark you calendars for this event next
year . . . It's always a great time and we'd like everyone possible
to join in the
Flying Scot Open House
Corinthian Sailing Club
Gough, K. 1
Foerster, J 9T
Perna, T 15T
Gough, R 27
CSC Website - What
There have been a number
of additions and changes the CSC's website over the last year. We
are also making a few tweaks to the menu structure. So here is a
look at the new structure and the type of information that you can
find on the website. If you have any suggestions on how to improve
the usefulness of the website, please send a note to the webmaster.
The links in bold are used only to provide structure.
Home Page includes list
of near-term upcoming events which is updated regularly
What's New shows changes
and additions to the website
Weather provides links
to local and national weather sites
Membership Info with
a membership application
General Info and Contacts
contact list, davit info and map, and a lake map
Location Map to the club
Club Officers with contact info
Club Roster -addresses, phone #s and emails for members and is
Photo Album has photos that club members provide
History of the club and White Rock Park with old photos
Newsletter provides "The Mainsheet" achieves
Honors list folks who have held office or won club awards
Norm Watkins Award
CSC Club Champions
Carol Gough Award
Bill Leonard Trophy
Update Member Info
online update your personal membership info
Regatta Notices lists
upcoming events with NORs when available
Race Results for recent regattas and fleet series
lists years activities and committee duty assignments
Sunday Sailing Instructions for White Rock Lake Sunday racing
Executive Race Committee duties
Race Committee Checklist provides a good reminder for PRO and
Racing Rules for Sailing links to sites were rules can be downloaded
along with appeals
Women's Racing Program
Carol Gough Sailing Ed Foundation is nonprofit foundation promoting
Discussion of general
For Sale/Wanted lists boats and davits for sale or desire to purchase
Crew Available/Needed provides a list of people interested in
Events lists upcoming
activities at the club (also see Race Notices for regatta info)
Fleets provides description
of boats and fleet contact info
Resources & Links
lists links to
Local merchants and
and White Rock Lake websites
Site Map provides the
same info you see here online
About this Website provides
link to webmaster
The Main Sheet - Your Newsletter
The 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
Rob Edwards at 724 Kirkwood Drive, Dallas, TX 75218, or at Secretary@CSCSailing.org.
Any suggestions concerning improvements to the newsletter are welcome.
If you have experienced formatting problems with the newsletter,
please contact me at the email address above.
Corinthian Sailing Club
Membership 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing address is Corinthian Sailing Club,
PO Box 180087, Dallas, TX 75218.