THE MAIN SHEET
CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB
JANUARY, 2005 ~ WHITE ROCK LAKE ~ DALLAS, TEXAS
We hope that you had a Merry Christmas or Happy
Hanukkah or just a great Holiday Season. Now it
is time to get into the swing of a new year of sailing fun and adventure.
Come sail on New Years Day to get things off to a good start in
Annual Business Meeting
Thursday January 13, 2005
Royal Oaks Country Club
7915 Greenville Avenue
Heavy Hors Doeuvres
Board of Directors Reports
Election of 2005 Board of Directors
Awards Presentation Norm Watkins and Old Man of the
Commodore- Tom Miller
Vice Commodore Race- Jeff Bodkin
Rear Commodore Membership- Dudley Bayne
Rear Commodore Pier- Greta Mittman
Rear Commodore Entertainment and Publicity- Bowman and Jim OConner
Rear Commodore Equipment- Bob Harrington
Rear Commodore Sailing Education- Sandy Denison
Treasurer- Susan Justus
Registrar of Slips and Davits- Diane VanBuren
Secretary- Ken Brown
Also serving our Club and Sailing Interests
Past Commodore- Richard Wade
City and Parks Liaison- Max Hibbs
SMU Liaison- Anderson Jones
FTLOTL Liaison- Lori Block
A Little Winter Reading - CSC History Updated
CSC helped prepare an exhibit about sailing on the lake for the
new White Rock Lake Museum last summer. A lot of new information
and photographs were collected in the process. This info was used
to update the history
of CSC and sailing on White Rock Lake on the club website. Check
Ralph Jones and Scott Mauney collected photos, news clippings and
testimonials for the Corinthian Sailing Club's 60th Anniversary
party in 1999. Gay Means wrote the first CSC history for this event.
This provided the starting point. These sources were used in the
initial website history in 2002. The most recent update drew from
CSC, WRBC and WRSC club and fleet archives, interviews with old
timers, other historical accounts, newspapers, old DSC (like 1932)
newsletters, the 1935-42 WRSC records, and other Internet sources
to name a few.
We would like to build on this foundation. If you have memories
or photos that you would like to share with club members, we will
work them into this history. Some items that would help round out
this portrait of our club include - Why CSC was formed? Information
and photos of CSC in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. A list of members in
the early 1940s. A list of CSC sailor's successes such as Kelly's
Championship of Champions and Mallory wins would be interesting.
There are surely many more stories that members would enjoy.
If you see corrections that need to be made or have additional
information about the history of CSC or sailing on the lake, please
contact Frank Richards via e-mail or phone 214-827-4434.
OVERVIEW OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE 2005-2008 RACING RULES
Provided courtesy of the International Lightning
The following is a list of the significant changes in the 2005-2008
edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). These are changes
from the 2001-2004 edition of the RRS. NOTE: These brief summaries
are not intended to be actual representations of the rules; nor
is this a complete list of all the changes in the 2005-2008 RRS.
Portions of this document are excerpted from Dave Perrys Understanding
the Racing Rules of Sailing Through 2008 available from US
SAILING by calling 1-800-US-SAIL-1 or ordering on-line from http://www.ussailing.org.
Preamble to Part 2 (When Boats Meet): The preamble now clarifies
that when a racing boat meets a boat having no intention of racing,
the racing boat is required to comply with the international Regulations
for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCAS) or government right-of
way rules, or risk disqualification. However only the race or protest
committee can protest the racing boat.
Rule 14 (Avoiding Contact): The rule clarifies that a right-of-way
boat that breaks rule 14 can be penalized when the contact causes
injury to a person.
Rule 16.2 (Changing Course): This rule now applies only when P
is keeping clear by passing astern of S. If P is crossing ahead
of S (upwind or downwind), S may change course and make P immediately
change course to continue keeping clear provided P can do so in
a seamanlike way.
Rule 19.1 (Room to Tack at an Obstruction): Now, a boat that hails
for room to tack when it does not need to make a substantial course
change to safely avoid the obstruction breaks rule 19.1. The boat
being hailed must still respond to the hail, but she can now protest
under rule 19.1 when she thinks the hail was unfounded.
Rule 25 (Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Signals): Now
it is mandatory that the notice of race, as well as the sailing
instructions, be made available to each boat before a race.
Rule 30.1 (Round-an-End Rule) as well as rule 26 (Starting Races)
and Race Signals mean that the I flag, when used, is flown as a
preparatory signal (i.e. it cannot be flown before a preparatory
signal). The same is true for the Z flag (rule 30.2, 20% Penalty
Rule) and the black flag (rule 30.3, Black Flag Rule).
Rule 30.3 (Black Flag Rule): Now if the race committee intends
to disqualify a boat for breaking rule 30.3 and there is a general
recall, the race committee must display her sail number *before*
the next warning signal for that race. The same is true if the race
is abandoned after the starting signal.
Rule 31.2 (Touching a Mark): Once a boat that has touched a mark
has done one turn that includes a tack and a jibe (in either order),
it may continue in the race; i.e., it does not need to do a complete
360 degree turn.
Rule 32.2 (Shortening or Abandoning After the Start): Now the race
committee can shorten a race at a gate (the finishing line is between
the gate marks), or at a line boats are required to cross at the
end of each lap.
Rule 33(a)(2) (Changing the Next Leg of the Course): Now instead
of displaying the new compass bearing when changing a mark, the
race committee may use a green triangular flag or board for a change
to starboard, or a red rectangular flag or board for a change to
port (think of channel marker shapes and colors).
Rule 40.2 (Personal Buoyancy; Harness): As of January 1, 2006,
trapeze and hiking harnesses must have a device that allows competitors
to quickly release themselves from the boat at any time while in
Rule 41 (Outside Help): Rule 41 now legalizes many
things that were common occurrences in the past, such as listening
to a weather radio during a race or having the race committee hail
your sail number 30 seconds before the starting signal when the
Round-an-End rule was in effect, or someone remind you
which way to round a mark or point out seaweed on your rudder during
Rule 42 (Propulsion): Sculling has been redefined to
include repeated forceful movement of the helm, regardless
of its effect. Furthermore, any repeated helm movement that propels
the boat forward is also sculling. Sculling
is now permitted when a boat is above close-hauled and has little
steerageway and is trying to turn back down to close-hauled.
Rule 44 (Penalties for Breaking Rules of Part 2): A boat no longer
needs to do a complete 720 degree turn to take a penalty for possibly
breaking a rule. Once a boat has done two turns in the same direction,
that includes two tacks and two jibes, it may continue in the race;
this is now called a Two-Turns Penalty (rule 44.2). Note that a
boat that may have broken a rule and in the incident has caused
injury (to anyone, including her own crew) must now retire from
the race; she is not entitled to do a Two-Turns Penalty (rule 44.1).
Rule 60 (Right to Protest; Right to Request Redress or Rule 69
Action): Rules 60.2 and 60.3 state that the race or protest committee
cannot protest a boat based on information learned in a request
for redress, though the protest committee can always protest a boat
if it learns (in any way) that a boat was involved in an incident
that may have resulted in injury or serious damage.
Rule 61.1(a)(3) (Protest Requirements): In an incident in which
it is obvious to the boats involved that there was damage or injury,
the boats involved do not need to say Protest or fly
a protest flag to protest; they simply have to inform the other
of their intent to protest within the time limit for lodging a protest.
Rule 62.1(a) (Redress): The actions or omissions of the organizing
authority can now be the subject of a redress request.
Rule 63.7 (Conflict between Rules): This new rule instructs protest
committees to resolve a conflict between a notice of race and a
sailing instruction in the way which provides the fairest result
for all boats affected.
Rule 69.1(b)(2) (Allegations of Gross Misconduct; Action by a Protest
Committee): If the protest committee decides to remove the boat
from a race or races, it disqualifies the boat; and
furthermore a disqualification under this rule is now non-discardable.
Rule 75.3 (a US prescription to rule 75, Entering a Race): The
organizing authority can no longer require a competitor to assume
any liabilities of the organizing authority, race committee, protest
committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official
involved with the event (commonly referred to as an indemnification
or hold harmless agreement).
Rule 86 (Changes to the Racing Rules): Note that rule 42 (Propulsion)
cannot be changed by prescriptions or by sailing instructions (rule
86.1(a) and 86.1(b)); but it still can be changed by class rules
Rule 88.2(a) (Notice of Race; Appointment of Race Officials): Rule
88.2(a) now clarifies that the notice of race may be changed provided
adequate notice is given.
Rule 89.3 (Scoring): Now the default scoring system is the Low
Appendix F (Appeals Procedures): All appeals of protest committee
decisions in the U.S. are now to be sent directly to US SAILING,
which in turn will forward them to the appropriate association appeals
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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.