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White Rock Lake        Dallas, Texas
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Paul Denison
Paul finished 1st in the Laser Radial Class at the TSA Junior Regatta May 1and 2

Kelly Gough
Kelly won the 2004 Flying Scot Texas Districts, May 22-23. Complete results and photos are available on the CSC website.

The Corinthian Fleet has volunteered at least 7 boats to be sailed in the White Rock Lake Championship Races September 19th and 25th.


“Since the beginning of 2004, Corinthian has 27 new Associate members and 7 Regular members. Be on the lookout for these folks and welcome them into the Club.”

Regular Members

Henry Wells & Carol Gantt
Bob & Teri Ducar
Mark Hearn
Tim & Kristin McCune
Richard & Kate McLaron
Thomas & Gail Smith
Sandra Webb
Larry Wells

Associate Members

Steven & Mary Bergman
Tony & Barbara Passarello
Damon & Heidi Black
Harmony Pittet
William & Stephanie Bolt
Amy Porter
William Cheek
Miranda Prater
Tom & Mary Alice Garrison
Burton & Betty Shepherd
Cindy Hanifen
Kate Singleton & Mark Powers
Kathryn Hardage
Creighton Stark
Patrick & Debby Henry
Judi Starwaski
Greg Hurlburt
Robert & Karin Talty
Gibb & Dana Joseph
Allan & Laura Tepera
M.O. & Jennifer Killion
Jonathan & Robin Thalheimer
David Knight
Paul Tyler
Rene LeBel
Tammy Murphy
Robert McTaggart



Cool, steady breezes make sailing in May an absolute delight. We’ve had fun at the Clubhouse, too, beginning with our First Friday celebration, “Margaritas & Mariachis” fiesta in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The weather was fine, and with wonderful help and a good turnout, it was a success! The evening featured the 6-man troupe, “Mariachis los Monarcas”, who entranced our audience with their melodic tunes, with the lake and sunset in the background. It was truly a memorable experience. We hope more of you will come to our next First Friday... more about that coming up!


As you know, on Sunday May 30, in honor of our Memorial Day holiday weekend we will have a celebration beginning at 5pm, after the races. We hope
you’ll come and enjoy this special occasion. Bring your family, your appetites and sailing spirit! Members are free; guests, $10 please.


Wednesday Night Fun Races Are Underway
May 29-30- Snipe Southwestern Regatta
May 30- Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration
June 2- Junior Sailing Classes Start
June 4- 1st Friday
June 4- Corinthian Captains Challenge
June 7- Adult Sailing Lessons Start
June 12-13- Butterfly Wrangle Regatta
June 19-20- Dallas Youth Race Week - CSC


Our next First Friday comes up fast: June 4th will be right on the heels of memorial Day, so don’t miss it! Our theme is “Pirates of the Polka”, and we are
looking forward to an evening with lots of fun. Come with pirate gear, and you could win some Booty, Matey! We are excited to have Matt Tolentino, accordionist extraordinaire, dazzle us all with his polished, flaming-hot talent before he leaves Dallas to embark on his first European tour! We’ll be planning our Independence Day celebration, so if you’d like to help with that or any other
upcoming events, call Bob or Diane Van Buren. We’d be happy to have your help! See you at the Club!


Wednesday night, June 2nd, we will be sailing the 2004 Special Olympics Regatta. We currently have 14 athletes, and 13 Unified Partners. The skipper’s meeting is at 5 PM, and we will be serving dinner on the dock to participants.

We are planning to run 2 races prior to the regular Wednesday Night sailing races. We will bring the competitors in to the dock for dinner, then compete with the Wednesday night sailing races, and end the evening with awards on the dock.

The following are committed to be Unified Partners. Please confirm with Joni that you are planning to participate ASAP. (214) 553 - 0005

Phil Morris Kelly Gough Mike Mikeska Greta Mittman
George S. Jeff Perna John Diggens
Tommy Miller Red Dog Steve Comen
Prater M. Pat Manicchia Rolando F.

The following are committed to help run the regatta. Please confirm with Joni that you are planning to participate ASAP.

Jeff Bodkin (PRO) Heidi Gough (photos) Bob Harrington Tracy Aber (babysit??) Michael Mittman Frank Richards Renee Comen(food) Bob Gough Ted Perna Joni Seifrick (food, trophies) -50 year old- Chris Dukeminer

As you can see, this looks like a fun regatta and an enjoyable evening on the dock. Please let Joni know if you would like to donate food, drinks, or paper goods for dinner. Please let Jeff Bodkin know if you would like to help on duty. We may need third crews if the wind blows, so, come down to the lake Wednesday evening to cheer on the athletes and enjoy the evening.


Please welcome our junior coaches Megan Chrowstowski and Evan Daugherty to the club. They will be out at the club almost every day throughout the summer running our junior classes and working with our junior race team to prepare for this summer's regattas.

In conjunction with Dallas Youth Race Week there will be a Junior Race Clinic taught personally by world class sailor John Kolius. It is for junior sailors who already have racing experience. It will be held at Rush Creek Yacht Club June 14-16 immediately before the first venue of Dallas Youth Race Week which will also be at Rush Creek. June 17-18. The second venue of Race Week will be at CSC on the weekend of June 19-20. More information on the Race Clinic and Dallas Youth Race Week is posted on the junior page of the CSC website.

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."

Summer 2004 Junior Sailing Classes

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
June 14-20 - 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
July 16-24 - Texas Youth Race Week, Galveston Bay
July 26 - August 6 - Session IV: General Beginner/Intermediate Sailing Class

Mark your calendars now. Registration Forms are posted on the CSC website and in the clubhouse. If you have any questions contact

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:

June 17-18 - Rush Creek YC (Dallas Youth Race Week)
June 19-20 - CSC (Dallas Youth Race Week)
July 17-24 - Texas Race Week.


For 35 years, the Butterfly Fleet has held its annual WRANGLE REGATTA.
While it has been a Butterfly event for all of those years, the Lasers joined us 3 years ago, making it bigger and better. This year, the regatta will take place on June 12th and 13th. The registration begins on Saturday at 8:30 with the skippers meeting at 9:30. The first warning signal will be at 10:30, or whenever the committee decides it should be.

The entry fee is $20.00 for Butterflys and Lasers. For Radials and
full rigged Butterflys and Lasers with a skipper that will not have
his 20th birthday in 2004, the fee is $15.00
Fees include lunch on Saturday and a continental breakfast on
Saturday and Sunday.

The Butterfly Fleet has 2 boats that can be used if you want to join
us but do not have a boat. These will be on a first come, first
serve basis. So, come and race with us. The Wrangle is always a lot of fun.
If you have any questions, call me at 214-368-5797 or email me at

Tom Charland
Fleet Captain


For the Love of the Lake’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night is Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 5:30. We will need sailors and their sailboats to take the volunteers out on the lake so they too can enjoy White Rock Lake from the water rather than the shoreline. FTLOTL throws a great party with good food and drinks! If you have any questions or want to volunteer your time and boat to a good group and a fun party, please contact Lauri Block.


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 improvement projects
· 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.


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

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.