THE MAIN SHEET
CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB
APRIL 2004 WHITE ROCK LAKE
MEMBERSHIP MESSAGE FROM DUDLEY BAYNE
Dont be locked out! Almost 300 renewal statements were sent
to Associate and Regular members. As of March 18 about half of you
have responded. The gate locks will be changed on April 1, so get
your renewal membership cards in time to get back on the docks.
And be sure you are not a recipient of the annoying and embarrassing
reminder letter that goes to late payers.
South Gate Entrance
Note the work that our Pier Rear, Greta Mittman, has accomplished
at the South Gate Entrance. The new deck construction offers an
example of what we might expect for future reconstruction projects
throughout the club facility. These materials and construction technique
were mentioned at our annual meeting in January and are being evaluated.
Your comments are welcome, encouraged and appreciated.
Classic Power Boats Are Back
The Wooden Boat Association that has supported our Open House -
Boat Show in past years has been invited to bring their vintage
power boats to CSC on Saturday, May 8th. They enjoy the atmosphere
at CSC and the opportunity to show their boats and give rides to
those who appreciate the beauty of these restored boats. Because
we are not having the Open House - Boat Show this year, the Wooden
Boat Association will be sharing the day with the Corinthian Hired
Gun Regatta participants. We look forward to the two groups adding
to each other's entertainment. Plan to bring your family, friends
and prospective CSC members to take a ride on these beautiful boats.
Bring your food and drinks and join in the festivities.
Spruce Up Day: All hands on deck for maintenance and beautification
of your club. This is one of your best opportunities for satisfying
your member service requirement.
Splash Day: Lets get the racing season off to a good start!
Junior Open House and Break Out Party: A good chance to introduce
youngsters to the fun of sailing.
Leukemia Cup dinghy Regatta
Leukemia Cup Keel Boat Regatta - The Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club
and Corinthian Sailing Club have joined together to host expanded
Leukemia Cup Regatta this year to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society of fight blood-related cancers. The regatta will consist
of a Dinghy Regatta on April 23-25 and a Keelboat Regatta on Man
1-2 on Lake Lewisville. The Dinghy Regatta at White Rock Lake will
be open to dinghies and Corinthian Class boats. Five boats of any
one class will have its own start. Boats that do not form
a one-design class will race in the handicap class. Information
for volunteering and fund raising can be obtained on the CSC website.
ENTERTAINMENT AND PUBLICITY
If you haven't caught spring fever yet, you'd better and fast, 'cause
you might miss it. This is our fabulous and fleeting Texas spring!
Everyone should get out and enjoy it - most of all on a boat. We
are happy to be part of this year's Board, and especially thankful
for De and Steve's great example from which we've already gleaned
insights. We expect to have lots of fun events this year. Mark your
calendars now - here's some of what's coming up:
Saturday, April 3 Spruce Up Day
There are many service projects around the club for you to participate
in to get your service hours in. You can work on your own davit,
or come help Bob and me with Social, plus meet some of our newer
members! We'll provide coffee and snacks for the morning and lunch,
Sunday, April 4 Splash Day
Kick off our 2004 Sailing Season, graciously hosted by our C-15
fleet. Hoist your sails and enjoy the best grilled burgers around
for a very reasonable price.
Friday, May 7 First Friday
Remember all the great gatherings we had last year? We do, so we're
definitely looking forward to more this year! If you have any special
ideas, let us know!
Come help this Saturday, have fun and tell us your ideas.
See you sailing,
Diane & Bob
Junior Spruce-Up Day, Saturday, April 3rd
In conjunction with the Club's regularly scheduled Spruce-Up Day
we will also have a "Junior Spruce-Up Party" on Saturday
April 3rd. The fun will begin at 9:30 am. Junior parents and their
tools are invited to attend. Time spent will go toward satisfaction
of your club service requirement.
Our goal will be to get the club owned Optimist and Laser rigs
in shape and to organize the junior equipment and shed so that everything
is ready for the "Junior Open House/Spring Fling" the
We also need to get things in order so that we can begin Sunday
Open Sailing now that the weather has warmed up and so that our
equipment is in tip-top condition and ready for our Summer Sailing
Classes that will begin May 31st.
Junior Open House/Spring Fling!, Sunday, April 4th
When: Sunday, April 4th, 2:00- 6:00 pm
(Inclement Weather Day May 2nd)
Skippers Meeting -2:00 pm
What: A Spring Event for all Juniors including:
The April Fools Treasure Hunt! and
The Most Foolish Crew Competition!
(This is not a race, only a pleasure sail.)
Bring a Friend!! Invite your friends who have an interest in sailing
and encourage them to join CSC and enroll in our summer sailing
There Will Also Be:
· Hot Dogs, Drinks and Snacks
· Sailboat Rides for Your Friends to Introduce Them to Sailing
· Open Sailing for CSC Junior Sailors
· Other Activities
· Information on the Summer Junior Sailing Classes will
· A Junior Instructor Will be Present to Assist the Sailors.
· Please check the Discussion Forum on the CSC website on
event day for notice of any weather-related schedule changes.
· All sailors must have appropriate PFDs on at all times
Please RSVP to Gordon and Nicole Keehn at 214 739 8515 or Nicolesmailbox@MSN.com
with the following information: Name, phone number, age, sailing
experience, and boat preference and whether your parents can volunteer
to help out.
PARENTS MEETING: There will be a short (15 minute) Parents Meeting
at 2:00pm in the Junior Gazebo to discuss Summer Junior Sailing
Classes, Sunday Junior Open Sailing, Junior Racing/Regattas and
Future Junior Sailing Activities.
Sunday Junior Open Sailing
Now that the weather has warmed and spring is here, with assistance
of parent volunteers to serve rescue boat duty, we will soon begin
Sunday afternoon open sailing for juniors with informal racing.
Anyone interested in helping with rescue boat duty please contact
the Sailing Education Commodore at Ed@cscsailing.org. Once the schedule
is set email notice of dates and times will sent to those on the
CSC Junior Parents Email List. To add your name to the list, send
an email to Ed@cscsailing.org with the subject line reading "Add
Me to the CSC Junior Parent Email List."
Youth Regatta Schedule
Leukemia Cup Regatta, April 24-25, 2004
Junior Optimist and Laser Radial sailors are encouraged to sail
in the Dinghy Leukemia Cup Regatta at CSC, April 24-25, 2004. There
will be a separate course for juniors and other single-handed boats.
The entry fee for juniors will be waived if the junior comes with
a donor sponsor to the Leukemia Fund - there is no minimum donation.
The specifics are spelled out in the Notice of Regatta and all other
information you need is posted on the CSC website at http://www.cscsailing.org/lcr_intro.html
. You can also register online at http://www.cscsailing.org/lcr_registration.html
. This will be a great regatta benefiting a great cause.
Texas Sailing Association (TSA) Youth Circuit Regattas
The TSA Youth Circuit Schedule for 2004 has now been set. Upcoming
TSA Circuit regattas you should consider attending are:
May 8 9
Grapevine Sailing Club
Rush Creek YC (Dallas Youth Race Week)
CSC (Dallas Youth Race Week)
Texas Race Week.
Summer 2004 Junior Sailing Classes
Our summer 2004 program will run for 10 weeks from May 31 through
August 6, with four two week sail class sessions running from 9
a.m. 2 p.m. each day, with and extended day option from 2
p.m. 4 p.m. Megan Chrowstowski, one of our coaches from last
summer, is returning for another year. We expect to add a second
certified coach. Our coaches will again be assisted by student coaches
Paul Denison and Joey DeCosta.
The schedule for our summer 2004 program of junior sailing class
sessions, clinics and regattas is as follows:
May 31-June 11
Session I: General Beginner/Intermediate Sailing Class
Dallas Youth Race Week/Kolius Racing Clinic
June 21-July 2
Session II: Beginner/Novice Sailing Class
July 5 15
Session III: Intermediate/Advanced Sailing/Racing Class
Texas Youth Race Week, Galveston Bay
July 26 - August 6
Session IV: General Beginner/Intermediate Sailing Class
Mark your calendars now. Registration Forms will be available at
the April 4th Junior Party and after that will be posted on the
CSC website and in the clubhouse. The forms will also be emailed
to the CSC Junior Parent email list. To add your name to the list,
send an email to Ed@cscsailing.org with the subject line reading
"Add Me to the CSC Junior Parent Email List."
If you have any questions contact email@example.com.
Newsflash: AYC Junior "Roadrunner Regatta" - March
Just In! CSC juniors represented the club well last weekend at the
Austin Yacht Club Junior "Roadrunner" Regatta. Masie Comen
placed 3rd in the Optimist Green Fleet, with Will Pierce not far
behind in 7th and Cameron Keehn finishing in the top 10. Caroline
Keehn also made a good showing just by braving the the chop and
20 knot winds of Lake Travis. Paul Denison also had a good regatta,
placing 5th in the 22 boat Laser Radial Fleet.
MEMBER SERVICE REQUIREMENT REMINDER
At the CSC Annual Business Meeting held on January 15th, 2004 at
Royal Oaks Country Club, a By-Laws addition was approved that encourages
involvement by all club members in club activities. As an all volunteer
organization, without any paid staff, we depend entirely on our
membership to keep the club afloat and functioning. The By-Laws
change defines a minimum service requirement that has been set at
8 hours for 2004 and applies to each regular and associate membership.
This requirement may be fulfilled by the member, or the member's
spouse or dependents.
To assist the membership in fulfilling this requirement, projects,
such as helping with Spruce-Up Day, special club regattas or social
events, cleanup or special construction tasks, will be identified
in our club newsletter, The Mainsheet. In addition, a new Help Wanted
forum will be added to our website where requests for assistance
may be posted.
How will this be administered? It is each member's responsibility
to seek out opportunities to serve the club. As part of next year's
(2005) membership renewal, each member will be asked to state that
they have fulfilled the service requirement or remit a fee in lieu
of having performed the service. The Board has set that fee at $100
for this year.
The member Service Requirement may be fulfilled through participation
in any of the following activities:
- Helping with club sponsored work days, shoreline cleanup or
- Assisting in a club sponsored sailing education program
- Serving on race committee duty for club sponsored regattas
- Helping with club sponsored social events
- Participating on a Board of Director's committee
- Completing other activities approved by a club officer
Your Board wants to actively involve each of you in the club's
activities, for your enjoyment as well as the club's benefit. In
many cases paying a $100 fee may seem the lesser of payment when
compared to an eight-hour service requirement. We understand some
members may elect to submit $100 rather than become more actively
involved. This is a fee not a penalty and no stigma is associated
with a member's choice to elect cash over service. We look forward
to seeing more folks involved and sharing in the benefit each of
us will see.
CURRENT POSTED CSC SERVICE REQUESTS
Leukemia Cup Social Activities -- Lauri Block
Leukemia Cup Regatta Auction -- De & Steve McCombs
CSC Social: Events Help -- Diane Van Buren
Maintenance Opportunities -- Pier Rear
Junior Program Assistance -- Sailing Education Commodore
Minor Fiberglass Repairs -- Education Commodore
Second Saturday Shoreline Clean-up -- Lauri Block
Archivist -- Richard Wade
Contact either the website or individuals shown above to indicate
your willingness to participate.
||Spruce Up Day
||Junior's Open House
||Snipe Open House - CSC
||Black Tie Regatta - RCYC
||Snipe I-30 Survivor Regatta - CSC
||Leukemia Cup - Dinghy - CSC
||Leukemia Cup - Keelboat - DCYC
||Corinthian Hired Gun - CSC
|8 - 9
||TSA Youth Circuit - Grapevine Sailing
||Wednesday Night Series Begins
||Special Olympics - CSC
||Spring Dinghyfest - RCYC
||F/S Districts - CSC
||Snipe Southwestern - CSC
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
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
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.