THE MAIN SHEET
CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB
AUGUST 2004 WHITE ROCK
LAKE DALLAS, TEXAS
FLYING SCOT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA:
CSC sailors were big winners at the Flying Scot North
American Championship regatta at Lake Carlyle, Carlyle, Illinois
held July 17-23, 2004.
Congratulations to these winners:
Championship Division: 1st Kelly & Heidi Gough,
2nd Greg & Joann Fisher, 3rd Bill Draheim & Scott Mauney
Challenger Division: 1st Charles & Sarah Buffington,
2nd Frank Richards and Bruce Faust
Womens Division: 1st Joni Palmer, current US
Sailing Womens (Adams Cup) Champion, and Janet Baxter,
President of US Sailing, 2nd Joann Fisher, Heidi Gough, Rosalie
Highest Placing Fleet Trophy won by Fleet 23
For complete results and pictures, go to CSC website.
CSC JUNIORS FLOAT - LAKEWOOD PARADE, JULY
Several members convened to decorate a CSC Optimist
for the annual Independence Day Parade in Lakewood. Thanks to Ken
Brown, for delivering the trailered sailboat and mini 4 Wheeler.
Adrienne Montgomery and Kelsea and Katherine helped decorate, along
with Ian Van Buren. The morning was cloudy but dry as Bob Van Buren
drove the mini 4 Wheeler, towing Ian on back, as Miles, Kelsea and
Katherine threw candy to the spectators. Several folks approached
us along the way and at the end of the parade inquiring about the
club. We think we made a good showing for the club, and believe
this is worth making an annual tradition!
4TH OF JULY
The wind was fine all day long for our Independence
Day celebration. The fun began with fun races for watermelons. The
winner for retrieving the watermelon with the star cut-out, Beth
Miller, took home a $25 gift certificate to West Marine. Others
successful in snapping up a watermelon got to keep and eat the tasty
After an appetizer buffet and drinks to quench hunger
pangs & stave off thirst, everyone dove into a hearty line up
of Red, Hot & Blues Bar-B-Que. The winner for best dessert,
Mrs. David Bailey, for her deliciously vanishing apricot cobbler,
won a $25 gift certificate to Central Market. Thanks to all who
participated in the boat lighting contest. David Barrett gave Ken
Brown some daunting competition, but the judges favored Kens
smoking hot flagship decor to take the prize. As winner of the best
-lit boat contest, Ken won a $50 gift certificate to West Marine.
Throughout the evening, the Woodrow Wilson High School Jazz Band
set up on the balcony and serenaded the crowd with many famous and
beloved tunes, which added to the beauty and drama of the fireworks
shows over the water, as well as the overall festivity of this great
SAILING FOR RHINOS A GREAT SUCCESS
Our second annual Sailing for Rhinos was held on Wednesday,
July 21, 2004, and was a great success again this year. Approximately
150 people and over 25 boats participated in the fun races (with
no sailing mishaps this year!). The event featured fun races, great
food and libations and wonderful and interesting people. In addition,
the wind gods were favorable and the temperatures tolerable.
The event raised just under $3000 through donations,
T-shirts and a silent auction. One interesting silent auction item
was Mayor for the Day which went to John and Pat Diggins
grandson, Myles Busch. Myles will help the Honorable
Mayor Laura Miller conduct a Dallas City Council meeting (good luck
Myles!) All of the T-Shirts were sold and I would not be surprised
to learn that many CSC members donated more than the $5.00 minimum
to participate in the event.
A special thank you to Tommy and Melissa Miller and
others who helped run the fun races and to all of the skippers who
volunteered to host Zoo Keepers on their boats. Special thanks to
Diane Van Buren and the band, Recent Civilization, for providing
music during the event. A very special thank you to the CSC Board
and members for supporting this important community effort! In exchange
for the generous contributions of the Corinthian Sailing Club, the
Dallas Zoo is providing CSC members half-price admission tickets
to the Dallas Zoo. If you did not get a post card with this coupon,
please contact De McCombs at 214-670-6862 for assistance.
Although the event is designed to provide direct support
for rhino conservation in Africa, this years proceeds will
be used to support a national zoo keeper conference being hosted
by Dallas Zoo Keepers in September. This is a one-time deviation
from the purpose of the event, and future Sailing for Rhinos events
will support rhino conservation.
Upcoming in August -August 6th First Friday Eskimo
Beach Party. Come on down to the club to get a shot of Arctic
Chill! For $5.00, well have an ice cream bar and ice cold
drinks. Bring your own favorite ice cream or topping, if you like!
Its a great way to beat the heat and have fun with friends.
Labor Day Event First Friday, Sept. 3rd - I am looking
for volunteers to help me with this, so dont be bashful. Please
call Diane or Bob Van Buren at 214 827-0204. Thanks!
GREAT OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO MEET YOUR CSC SERVICE
The Snipe US Masters Championship will be hosted by
Corinthian Sailing Club October 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th, 2004. Check
the list of positions on Frank Richards e-mail attachment
and/or the CSC service requests listed on the web site.
Contact Jason Balgooyan at (214)328-6030 or e-mail
Jbalgooyen@AOL.com. if you want to volunteer and want to discuss
This event should be a good one with 25 to 40 expert
snipe sailors from around the country competing for #1 Master.
CURRENT POSTED CSC SERVICE REQUESTS
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
Snipe Championship Regatta Jason Balgooyan e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact either the website or individuals shown above to indicate
your willingness to participate.
SUMMER JUNIOR SAIL CLASSES: Many thanks to our coaches,
Megan Chrowstowski and Evan Daugherty, who ran the classes smoothly
and efficiently, despite the days of no wind, too much wind, storms,
rain for days on end, floods, and fallen trees across the road to
CSC. But, more importantly their enthusiasm, love of sailing and
ability to work with children, made this a memorable summer for
us all. Through their efforts, many young sailors have been introduced
to the joys of sailing and hopefully have had a seed planted in
them that will grow and blossom into a lifetime love of the sport.
Our summer sailing classes consisted of 4 sessions
which began on May 31 and concluded on August 6th. Our classes were
scheduled around the Texas Sailing Association's Youth Circuit Regattas.
CSC is a racing club and the goal of our junior program is to provide
a means by which young sailors do not just learn to sail but can
also become actively involved in the sport of competitive sailboat
racing. A total of 61 junior sailors participated in one or more
of our class sessions. Interest in our junior classes has increased
interest in the club, with many new families joining CSC in order
to enroll their children in the classes in fact, four new
families joined in August just so their children could participate
in the last summer class session. This summer's program was a great
success and laid a foundation on which we hope to build in the years
JUNIOR RACING: Fourteen of our junior sailors have
participated in at least one TSA Youth Circuit Regatta this season.
This number includes 9 new Opti Green Fleeters who have joined the
CSC Junior Race Team this year and participated in their first regatta.
Thirteen CSC juniors participated in CSCs regatta during Dallas
Race Week and 7 sailors made the trek to Houston to compete in Texas
Youth Race Week. Our more experienced racing sailors have also performed
quite well this year on both the TSA Youth Circuit and in US Sailing
Youth Championship qualifying events.
Paul Denison finished 4th in Area F Smythe Qualifier
at HYC, a few points out from qualifying for an invite to the National
Championship event. Paul also did well at Dallas Youth Race Week,
finishing 2nd overall, and most recently finished 5th overall in
the Laser Radial Class at Texas Youth Race Week in Houston, which
is a US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival. Pauls first place
finish in one race also entitled him to one of the coveted Daily
Firsts T-shirts. Paul's consistent finishes during the season has
also elevated him to 1st place in the current rankings of Laser
Radial sailors on the TSA Youth Circuit.
At Texas Race Week, Will Pierce showed how much he
has improved over the summer with regatta finishes of 2nd, 3rd and
9th in the 30 boat Optimist Green Fleet fleet, placing him 4th overall
in the three regatta event. Will also had 3 first place finishes,
giving him claim to three stars on his Daily First T-shirt. Zander
Le Bel, participating in his first regatta, also made huge advances
as he quickly got the feel of the race course. Zanders progress
was recognized by the Green Fleet coaches and he was given the Most
Improved award at the TCYC regatta. Moving up to the competitive
Opti Red, White and Blue Fleet, Masie Comen and Chris McGee improved
with each regatta as they became accustomed to the larger 60 boat
fleet and more aggressive sailing. Rounding out our Texas Race Week
competitors were Cameron Keehn and Aaron Comen, both of whom had
some good finishes in the tough competition found at a US Sailing
Junior Olympic Festival.
For overall and individual regatta results for Texas
Youth Race Week see: http://www.tcyc.org/home/TYRW_Home.htm
PARENTS MEETING: We had a good showing at the Parents
Meeting on July 30th. The parents who were in attendance signed
up for volunteer duties, but for a successful off season junior
program, we need more of you to volunteer. The coaches are retained
only for the summer, so after that it is up to the parents to plan,
organize and conduct any junior activities
We need more volunteers for:
1. Rescue Boat Duty for Sunday Afternoon Sailing.
2. Help With Maintaining the Junior Shed and Equipment.
3. Help With Junior Social and Entertainment Activities.
4. Also, since CSCs Junior Program is focused
on developing junior racing sailors, we need more parents who will
support their childs participation in local and statewide
regattas. You do not need to own your own boat, as CSC has club
boats available for regattas.
For more information on how to volunteer contact Sandy
Denison at 214-826-998 or email@example.com
PROGRAM SCHEDULE: The schedule for upcoming Junior
Events and Activities is as follows:
1. Sunday Afternoon Junior Sailing. Beginning Sunday,
August 8 at 1:00pm, and on consecutive Sundays at the same time,
a rescue boat manned by parent volunteers will be on the water from
1:30 to 4:30. Since coaches will not be available, parents are responsible
for directly supervising their children and assisting them with
rigging, launching, docking and de-rigging. Parents must be aware
of their child's certification level and assure compliance with
those limitations and with CSCs rules for the use of junior
club boats. Safety is our number one concern and the certification
levels have been set based on the coaches assessment of your
child's skill level and ability to handle emergency situations on
We currently need volunteer parents to man the rescue boat for August
22, September 12, 19 and 26 and from October 10th forward. We need
two volunteers for each day as you will be paired with another parent,
one with some rescue experience and the other to assist and learn.
Contact Sandy Denison at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for one
of these dates.
2. Rescue Boat Operation/Junior Boat Rigging Demonstration.
On Sunday August 8th at 12:30 p.m., we will demonstrate for parents
the proper procedures for operation of the club 15 Whaler,
which will be the rescue boat available for use during Sunday Afternoon
Junior Sailing. We will also go over for parents the proper procedures
for rigging, de-rigging and properly putting away the club junior
boats. Your child was taught this during the summer classes, but
it will be the parents responsibility to assure their child's
3. Regattas Open to Juniors:
August 2122: Cannonball Run, Palacios Yacht
Club (TSA Youth Circuit Regatta)
September 1112: Ol' Man of the Sea, Fort Worth
Boat Club (TSA Youth Circuit Regatta)
September 18-19: Cressy Cup SEISA Qualifier, HYC (Lasers-HS
Single handed Championship)
October 23: Endless Summer, Seabrook Sailing
Club (TSA Youth Circuit Regatta)
October 2: State Fair Regatta, CSC
October 23: Changes in Latitude, Corpus Christi Yacht
Club (TSA Youth Circuit Regatta)
4. Fall Junior Open House/Halloween Party (Tentative):
Sunday, October 31, in the afternoon
To keep up-to-date on CSC junior activities, have
your name added to the CSC Junior Parent email list by sending an
email to email@example.com with the subject line reading "Add
me to the CSC Junior Parent email list."
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 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.