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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


Please welcome the following new members to the Corinthian Sailing Club:

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 Mark Whittington.


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?


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.

Joni Selfrick


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 the race.

It was a fun regatta.


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
more information.

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 you!


Our Summer 2004 Junior Sailing Program is now in full swing.

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 larger classes.

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:

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 summer.

Please let Sandy Denison know if you would like to sign your child up by calling 214-826-3998 or emailing him at

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 Sailing’s Single handed junior national championship.

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 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 Sailing/Racing Class
July 16-24 - Texas Youth Race Week, Galveston Bay
July 26 - August 6 - Session IV: General Beginner/Intermediate Sailing Class

Registration Forms for the class sessions are posted on the CSC website and in the clubhouse. If you have any questions contact For more information on Texas Youth Race Week see:



On July 10, 2004, the Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up is 100! Thousands of volunteers have been helping to keep White Rock Lake’s 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 children’s 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.


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 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.


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 Mailing address is Corinthian Sailing Club, PO Box 180087, Dallas, TX 75218