THE MAIN SHEET
CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB
JULY 2004 WHITE ROCK LAKE
JUNIOR SAILING FLOAT
LAKEWOOD PARADE, 7/3/04 "A TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN PATRIOTS"
We need a few adults and kids to help decorate the
Opti float for the Lakewood Parade. We'll meet Friday at 7027 Lakewood
(the McCombs) to decorate it and have some refreshments after we're
done! Saturday, we'll meet around 9:00am to "queue up"
for the parade, which starts at 9 9;30 at Lakewood and Cambria.
Come and enjoy the fun!
Please call Diane Van Buren 214 827 0204
MEMBERSHIP MESSAGE FROM DUDLEY BAYNE
Please welcome the following new members to the Corinthian
Jaki Burks, Paul & Sonya Byrne, Mark & Merri
Chester, Kerry Cole. Winona Fields, Lana Fura, Neil & Margie
Harris, Dan & Mary Horn, Joe Rademacher & Heidi Camp, Douglas
Ralston, Rex & Roslyn Thompson, Michael & Laura Travis and
JUNE 4TH FIRST FRIDAY PIRATES OF THE POLKA
We had a ripping good time with lady and fellow pirates,
yummy tidbits, rummy coladas and other grog! The gorgeous sunset
and great accordion music kept us all entranced. What a kick! See
photos on the website do you recognize any of these pirates?
SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2004 REPORT
The Special Olympics regatta for 2004 happened on
a lovely Wednesday evening at the club. All the Unified Partners
and athletes had a wonderful time. We actually tried to sail level
two, which puts the athletes on the helm for half of the race. Several
athletes did this successfully, and the other athletes participated
at the beginning level. Awards were given, and the event was a success.
Special thanks goes to Tracy Aber who took over at the last minute
and ran the regatta flawlessly. Bob Gough ran the races, and Renee
Comen served dinner to all that participated. All the Unified partners
had great experiences with the athletes, and participation from
club members was again, enthusiastic.
This is my last year coordinating this event. I thank
you all for the opportunity to serve as the Special Olympics regatta
organizer. If anyone would like to step up and organize this event
in the future, I would be happy to give you all the advice and materials
I have. Please consider serving the club and area Special Olympians
in this way. Please contact Steve Comen or the current commodore
with any questions or comments.
BUTTERFLY WRANGLE REGATTA REPORT
The 35th annual Wrangle Regatta was held at White
Rock Lake on June 12th and 13th, with both Butterflys and Lasers
participating. Wind? You bet!! Lots of it. It was blowing from 15-25,
perhaps more at times. That is a lot of wind for those boats. Although,
the Lasers always claim that is what they like. You could see the
bottoms of many boats, as even some very experienced skippers went
over. The Flying Scotts Fleet was the race committee and it kept
them very busy.
On Sunday, while the first race was fairly windy,
in the second race, we hit such a lull that no boats were even moving
for a while.
In the Butterfly Fleet, Bruce Faust came in first,
Gary Eppink was 2nd and Bob Biegler took 3rd.
In the Lasers, Jennifer Jidkins was 1st, Tracy Aber
2nd and Bruce Moore came in 3rd. The girls admitted, however, that
Bruce did a certain amount of coaching, and helping them during
It was a fun regatta.
BUTTERFLY SINGLE HANDED NATIONALS RESULTS
White Rock Lake was well represented at the Butterfly
Single Handed Nationals in Lake Lotawana, Missouri on June 18-20.
Six of our skippers attended the regatta and there were 5 that finished
in the top ten places.
The winds on Saturday were enough to give everyone
fits. Shifty, shifty and shifty. As you can imagine, later on the
dock, there were all kinds of horror stories from each skipper.
On Sunday, the wind was light, but more readable. Eric Faust won
the regatta, beating his dad Bruce Faust who came in 2nd. Between
the two of them, they won 5 of the 7 races in the regatta. Bruce
also won the tune-up race on Friday. Frank Richards came in 7th,
followed by Susan Justice in 9th and Gary Eppink finished 10th.
Tom Charland, as they say in horse racing, was an also ran at
14th. Susan also won a trophy for being 2nd woman.
Sunday, July 4 Independence Day Celebration
Diane & Bob Van Buren are excited about this jazzy
4th of July - yes, that's this coming Sunday, at 5pm! We'll have
Red Hot and Blue Bar-be-que dinner (members free, guests
$10), then fun races and a light show! Plan to bring your favorite
dessert - you could win a prize! Also, there will be prizes given
for the best-lit boat, so we're counting on all of you for our own
fantastic light show on the water. Come listen to the Woodrow Wilson
Jazz Band and watch the fireworks shows all around us!
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 21 "Sailing For Rhinos"
/ Zoo Benefit
Welcome to the 2nd Annual "Sailing for Rhinos"
benefit! This event was so much fun, and because we love our Dallas
Zoo, we're doing it again! You can help by volunteering to take
a zoo employee out sailing this evening, and then everyone gets
to eat some delicious burgers and hot dogs. Also, there will be
lots of exciting items available to bid on at the Silent Auction.
Please come help make this fun event a great success! Call Diane
Van Buren or De McCombs for
Volunteers for Social events: need a nudge? Anytime
you'd like to come help out at any event, you are very welcome and
appreciated! If you aren't sure how you can help, please call Diane
Van Buren (214) 827-0204 and we'll find something just right for
Our Summer 2004 Junior Sailing Program is now in full
Our first two junior sail classes were bursting to
capacity with young sailors eager to get out on the water. Be sure
to say hello to our junior coaches Megan Chrowstowski and Evan Daugherty
who are doing a great job working with our kids.
Intermediate Class- Spaces Open: If you can fit it
in your summer schedule, I would like to encourage CSC Junior Sailors
who have prior experience or have enrolled in Sessions I or II to
sign up for the Intermediate Class which will run from Monday July
5 through Thursday July 15 (Friday July 16 is a travel day for our
coaches and sailors who are going to Texas Race Week in Houston).
To give you some incentive to sign up, we are offering a $50 multi-class
discount for kids who sign up for more than one class session. Thus
the cost for those re-upping for a second session will be $150.
The Intermediate Class will also be limited to about 20 sailors
so your child will receive more individual instruction than in the
The Intermediate Class runs for 9 days from Monday
July 5 through Thursday July 15. Friday July 16 is a travel day
for our coaches and sailors who are going to Texas Race Week in
Houston. In the past we have had a number of sailors who after attending
a beginner and then the intermediate class have gone on to compete
in the Optimist Green Fleet at Texas Race Week, which is a US Sailing
Junior Olympic Festival. For more information on Texas Youth Race
Week see: http://www.tcyc.org/home/TYRW_Home.htm
If the Intermediate Class does not fit your schedule
please consider the Summer ending class from July 26 through August
6 - the same discount will apply if it is your second class of the
Please let Sandy Denison know if you would like to
sign your child up by calling 214-826-3998 or emailing him at email@example.com.
Junior Racing: CSC juniors have also performed well
in recent regattas. Masie Comen placed first in the Optimist Green
Fleet at the Rush Creek venue of Dallas Race Week and is now moving
up to the Red/White/Blue fleet. At Rush Creek Cameron Keehn and
Will Pierce placed 3rd and 4th respectively, with Caroline Keehn
and Aaron Comen also finishing well. Twelve CSC juniors competed
in the CSC venue with Will Pierce, Mary Shepherd and Cameron Keehn
finishing in the medals and with Caroline Keehn, Aaron Comen , Maisey
Horn and Meyer Thalheimer not far behind. Alex Nash should also
be congratulated for his 5th place finish in the tough Optimist
Red/White/Blue fleet. At both the Rush Creek and CSC venues of Dallas
Race week Paul Denison continued his strong finishes by place 2nd
in both regattas. Paul now stands at the top of the Laser Radial
standings on the TSA Junior Circuit going into Texas Race Week.
Paul also did well in the Smythe Qualifier finishing one point out
of third and narrowly missing out on the opportunity to go the national
regatta, which is US Sailings Single handed junior national
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading "Add
me to the CSC Junior Parent email list."
Program Schedule: The schedule for the remainder of
our summer 2004 junior program is as follows:
July 5 15 - Session III: Intermediate/Advanced
July 16-24 - Texas Youth Race Week, Galveston Bay
July 26 - August 6 - Session IV: General Beginner/Intermediate Sailing
Registration Forms for the class sessions are posted
on the CSC website and in the clubhouse. If you have any questions
contact email@example.com. For more information on Texas Youth Race
Week see: http://www.tcyc.org/home/TYRW_Home.htm
CURRENT POSTED CSC SERVICE REQUESTS
FOR THE LOVE OF THE LAKE
On July 10, 2004, the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up
is 100! Thousands of volunteers have been helping to keep White
Rock Lakes shoreline, park, and lake clean for 100 consecutive
months. The Corinthian Sailing Club is one of 44 groups who have
adopted a portion of the shoreline and park to reduce the litter
and make White Rock Lake safe and enjoyable for everyone.
For the Love of the Lake is a grass-roots group of
volunteers working to improve White Rock Lake in cooperation with
the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. In addition to shoreline
clean up, and with contributions from the community, FTLOTL has
purchased 500 trashcans, 32 benches with bike racks, 20 drinking
fountains, 5 bicycles for the Park Police, the playground equipment
for the T.P. Hill childrens playground, and many other items
to improve White Rock Lake Park.
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.
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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