THE MAIN SHEET
CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB
SEPTEMBER 2004 - WHITE ROCK LAKE - DALLAS, TEXAS
NOTICE ANYTHING NEW AT THE CLUBHOUSE?
No more bungee cords needed to keep the refrigerator doors closed!
Yes, we have a new (slightly used) unit that will keep your food
and drinks cool and fresh. Our thanks to John Diggins for getting
the club a cool deal.
Want to know which way the wind is blowing (not in a political
sense) and how fast? Check out the new digital weather station procured
by Bob Harrington and installed by Frank Richards! Read on forThere
will be much more to come your way concerning the capabilities of
ICE CREAM IS FUN! FUN! FUN! IN THE SUMMERTIME
August 6 - Eskimo Beach Party was truly a gift of a
beautiful day. The First Friday was very well attended.
Renee & Mark Pinkston made sure that kids of all ages could
enjoy the opportunity of delicious chilling in August at the Clubhouse.
What a lot of tough decisions to make with so many ice cream flavors
from which to choose! Thirsty adults indulged in the glacial pleasure
of lovely frozen margaritas. Thanks to Renee & Mark Pinkston
for their hard work and help in handling this event.
Reminder: Have you bought your CSC T-shirt yet?
Only $15 each
Diane & Bob Van Buren
214-827-0204 or email@example.com
HONORS TIME FOR OUR COMMODORES FROM THE PAST
September 25 - Past Commodores Dinner 25, at the SC
Clubhouse. This is a seated dinner, with cocktails served at 6pm
and dinner at 7pm. The cost per person is $15; complimentary for
commodores and their families. Reservations are required, and must
be made before 9/21; call Diane & Bob at 214-827-0204.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
October 9 - Beer, Boats & Bratworst -
November 6 - Annual Awards Banquet
CSC SUPPORTS NEW WHITE ROCK LAKE MUSEUM
A new museum is opening this month in the Bath House Cultural Center
to "preserve and present the human and natural history of White
Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment." CSC has helped
with the development of this project and is being recognized as
a Bronze Patron sponsor for our efforts. We will be listed on the
Permanent Exhibit Plaque and in the Museum & Lake Guide. A display
on White Rock sailing will be prominently featured in the White
Rock Lake Museum.
Our members are invited to the Grand Opening on Saturday, September
18, 2004 from 12 p.m. (Noon) to 5 p.m.
12:00 Bath House and White Rock Lake Art Exhibit open for visitors
12:22 Ribbon cutting with Mary Poss, Honorary Chairperson, and dignitaries
12:30 Steven Butler, White Rock Lake historian, lecture and book
1:30 Marsha Webb, pianist, composer of White Rock CD
2:00 Childrens Event Face Painting: Face Faces
2:30 SMU Geology Department presentation White Rock Rocks
3:00 Childrens event Sailboat Making
3:30 Marsha Webb, Finale
Other upcoming events include an October lecture series.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., Dallas Storm Water Management-
will present Aquatic Ecology in Dallas
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Becky Rader - Master Naturalist
with talk about White Rock Lake original Blackland Prairie
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., George Boyd- Nature photographer
will show & discuss images shot around the Lake
Sunday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Professor Steven Butler will
present a Halloween treat - the "true tale" of the "Lady
of the Lake"
White Rock Lake Championship
Maurice Martin Championship
(CSC Club Championship)
September 19, 2004 Qualifier Portsmouth
September 25, 2004 Finals Corinthians
Held at Corinthian Sailing Club, White Rock Lake,
Rules: The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules
of Sailing (2001- 2004), the prescriptions of US Sailing, the rules
of the applicable Classes (except as any of these are altered by
these sailing instructions), and by these sailing instructions.
Entries: The Skippers (Helmsmen) must be members of the
Corinthian Sailing Club or the White Rock Boat Club. The Qualifier
is a Portsmouth event. No regatta fee will be charged.
Notice to Competitors: Notices to competitors will be posted
on the official regatta notice board located at the Corinthian Sailing
Changes in Sailing Instructions: Any change in the sailing
instructions will be posted 30 minutes before the warning signal
on the day it will take effect.
Signals Made Ashore:
5.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the CSC flagpole.
5.2 Code flag AP Answering Pendant, with two horns,
(one horn when lowered) means The race is postponed.
The time for the new warning signal will be posted on the notice
board as the AP is lowered.
Schedule of races: -
Skippers meeting Sun Sept 19 12:00
First race (Warning) Sun Sept 19 1:00
2 Races to Follow
Skippers meeting Sat Sept 25 9:30
First race (Warning) Sat Sept 25 10:30
3 Races to Follow
Advancing: The top four finishers in the A Fleet will advance
to the finals and the top two finishers from B Fleet will advance.
Courses: The courses described in the Sunday Joint Sailing
Instructions will be used. A copy is posted on the official notice
board. Only one course will be signaled for all.
Marks: Marks will be orange spheroids about 3 feet in diameter.
Change marks will be orange spheroids about 3 feet in diameter with
black band around it.
The Start: Qualifier
10.1 Races will be started in accordance with racing rule 26. There
will be two starts A Fleet consisting of F/S and Lightning
and B Fleet consisting of all others.
10.2 The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange
flag on the committee boat and the adjacent mark.
10.3 The class flags shall be numeral 1 and numeral 2 pennants
10.4 Top four finishers from A Fleet and the top two finishers
from B Fleet advance to the finals.
Individual Recall: Individual recalls will be signaled in
accordance with RRS 29.2. In addition the Race Committee will hail
the number of the boat(s) over early.
Changing the Course after the Start: A change of course
after the start will be signaled before the leading boat has begun
the leg, although the new mark may not then be in position. Any
mark to be rounded after rounding the new mark may be relocated
to maintain the original course configuration. When in a subsequent
change of course a new mark is replaced it will be replaced with
an original mark.
The Finish: The finishing line will be between a staff displaying
an orange flag on a race committee boat and the adjacent mark.
Time Limit: The time limit will be 1 hour for the first
boat to finish.
Protests: Protests shall be written on forms available at
the Corinthian Sailing Club and lodged there within 30 minutes of
the docking of the committee boat.
Scoring: The 2004 Table of American Portsmouth Numbers will
be used to calculate each boats corrected time. The Low Point Scoring
System, Appendix A of the racing rules, shall be used. All scored
shall be counted (no throw out). If fewer than the scheduled races
are sailed, due to any reason, then the completed races shall constitute
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the helmsmen and crews
for the top 3 places in the finals. The Maurice Martin Perpetual
trophy will be awarded to the top CSC helmsman at the CSC awards
GREAT OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO MEET YOUR CSC SERVICE REQUIREMENT
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 the possibilities.
This event should be a good one with 25 to 40 expert snipe sailors
from around the country competing for #1 Master.
The Club Has a New Weather Station
The weather station that we have used for almost 30 years has finally
given up and been retired. In its place is a shiny, new weather
station that we purchased from Texas Weather Instruments. This is
a state-of-the-art all digital system. Here is a description of
some of the capabilities of the system.
Wind readings at 1 second intervals. You can also display one
Air and water temperatures. The system will also display windchill
and heat index.
Barometric pressure with an indication of whether it is rising
There is a lightning indicator that provides an indication of
the counts that have occurred over the last minute. The count
is an indication of the distance and intensity of the strike.
A weak, nearby strike and a strong, distant strike could have
the same count. The unit is quite sensitive and probably indicates
strikes as far away as 200 miles. We will need to watch this for
a while to get an idea of what count level indicates lightning
strikes occurring in the area.
There is a crib sheet on the wall below the display that further
explains the system.
We have been provided software that will allow us to look at history
of various readings, monitor local radar, and put CSC weather station
data on our website. This is being evaluated by the CSC board. We
would like your input on whether or not you think this is worthwhile.
See next article.
CSC thanks David Patterson who underwrote the cost of our system.
He is the owner of Texas Weather Instruments and long time sailor
at DCYC. You may also remember David as PRO for last years Leukemia
Cup Dinghy Regatta at CSC. To learn more about TWI and our new system
checkout their website - http://www.txwx.com.
Membership Poll on Weather Station Enhancements
We have been provided software that will allow us to look at historical
trends of various readings, monitor local radar, and put CSC weather
station data on our website. This software is very powerful and
will allow us to display almost any cut of the data being generated
by the weather station, both at the club or on our website. It will
allow us to grab virtually anything off the internet and display
it at the club.
Examples of the data displays may be found on our website - www.cscsailing.org/wx3.html.
This is real data from the evening of Sept. 7. It was clear, pleasant
and breezy. The historical trend charts are not complete because
the computer had only been running a little over 2 hours when the
images were generated.
The initial screen you see is an example of what could be shown
on a continuing basis on the CSC website. This particular example
includes a 24 hour look at one minute average wind speed, peak wind
speed, wind direction, barometric pressure, air and water temperatures
and lightning counts. It also includes a wind rose which shows the
wind direction over the last hour.
Examples of the real-time display at the dock can be accessed from
the link at the bottom of the page above - www.cscsailing.org/wx3.html.
The first screen shows three hour trends for one minute average
wind speed, peak wind speed, wind direction, and lightning counts.
Also, 24 hour data is shown for barometric pressure and air temperatures.
The second screen shows real-time regional weather radar and weather
maps downloaded from the Internet.
This all sounds great, but it is not free.
First, we need a computer and display running 24 hrs a day at the
dock. There is a hardware and installation cost associated with
the computer installation of between $100 and $300. We will need
to find a club member who is interested in tending and maintaining
this system. Also, the system could be a target for vandalism and
Increased capabilities can be had at increased costs. For the above
mentioned computer installation, one could view historical trend
charts similar to those described above. To be able to download
the radar and weather maps and to put the weather station data on
the CSC website, we would need a dedicated Internet connection.
This would entail an additional cost of about $500 the first year
and a continuing cost of about $400 per year. While these costs
don't suggest an increase in your dues, they are expenses that your
dues will cover.
Let us know what you think. This survey solicits your opinion
on a mid-year decision that will impact the club's future expenses.
Is this worth the added expense and effort? Are you will willing
to help install and maintain the system? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
respond online at the bottom of the webpage referenced above, or
send us a note to the CSC PO Box listed at the bottom of this newsletter.
We need your inputs by the end of the month as we intend to act
on this at the October board meeting.
LUKEMIA CUP 2005
Plans are made and committees are being formed now in order to
make this event a great success in fund-raising for the fight against
leukemia and lymphoma. You have opportunities to guarantee the success
by serving on a committee and by participating in sailing, fund-raising,
food preparation, gathering auction items, publicity and gaining
Ralph Jones and Mark Smith are co-chairmen and will work with committees
to make sure that all functions are on schedule. Please think about
how you can best serve and check the CSC web site for committee
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 email@example.com
Contact either the website or individuals shown above to indicate
your willingness to participate.
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.
FOR THE LOVE OF THE LAKE
The White Rock Lake Museums grand opening is Saturday, September
18, 2004. The museum is located inside the Bath House Cultural Center.
Visitors can tour the museum, learn about the human and natural
history of the lake and park, and view the documentary-style video
and artwork by White Rock Lake area artists. For The Love Of The
Lake is the underwriter for the White Rock Lake Museum.
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.