Norm Watkins Award is presented annually to the member of CSC who best
represented the club as a Corinthian Sailor. He or she may have provided
unusual leadership, served to promote the sport of sailing, or trained others
in sailing or seamanship. This trophy then commemorates a person who enjoyed
sailing and helping others.For
2002, this award was presented to Chris Dukeminier.
F. Leonard Memorial Trophy
Leonard and his wife Susan sailed M-20's in the1980's and were very
competitive racers at Corinthian Sailing Club for many years. They were a
great team and had a lot of fun racing. But as with any marriage, a
little stress creeps in from time to time. It takes a special couple
that understands one another to weather this and sail together week after
week.Because she appreciated all
the problems of married people sailing together, Susan created this trophy in
Bill's memory to recognize a husband and wife each year that both show the
spirit of competitive sailboat racing at Corinthian Sailing Club. The
trophy is meant to encourage married couples to sail together. The
award was presented to JC & Judy Adrian for the second year in a row.
Gough Memorial Award
award recognizes the accomplishments and life of Carol Gough, and is awarded
to the person who best promotes women's racing at the Corinthian Sailing Club,
and who embodies the Corinthian spirit. The award is presented to the CSC
member who is open to teaching, supporting women racers according to their
needs and learning style. The recipient is encouraging, approachable and
affable with honor and integrity. They embody, and teach, grace
under pressure - competing and winning, but not at the expense of others.
They have actively promoted and supported all potential CSC female competitors
in the Adams Cup, the US Women's Sailing Championship, regardless of their
chance to win the title. The award was present to Natalie Mauney.
to Chris, JC, Judy, & Natalie.-thank
you all for making our club a stronger organization.
new CSC board of directors was elected at the January 18th meeting and is as
MillerVice Commodore -Race
BayneRear Commodore -Membership
HarringtonRear Commodore -Equipment
and Steve McCombsRear Commodore -Entertainment and Publicity
BerryRear Commodore -Pier
DennisonRear Commodore -Sailing Education
HibbsDallas Parks Liaison
club ended last year with a $62k surplus after all bills
were paid, most of this was carryover from prior years.Income and spending were both within a few percent of plan.This surplus is in addition to the $51k emergency fund that has been
set aside to deal with catastrophic events.The board set the budget at the Feb 4th board meeting at $172k, $32k in
excess of income.Expenditures
for capital projects to maintain the club facilities and equipment will be
significantly higher than last year.This
trend will continue as we move forth with the program started several years
ago to upgrade the overall facilities at the club.As a result, the dues for both regular and associate members have been
raised $25.Projects planned for
this year include replacing deck and adjacent walkways between the south
entrance and the clubhouse, replacing the juniors Laser pad, replacing the 91'
of walkway leading to the Laser pad, leveling the club house, expanding the
tack room, replacing the small Whaler with a more seaworthy 17' Whaler like
Rescue 1, replacing the weather station, replacing the committee boat lift and
several smaller projects.Other
expenses are in line with prior years.
master webmaster has put up some great new pictures and the extended race
calendar should be updated soon.The
2003 club officers and new fleet contacts have been updated to reflect the
newly filled positions.When your
fleet elects new officers, please notify the webmaster@CSCSailing.org.Photos have been added for New Years day and winter sailing.Many sections have been updated recently including: protest forms to
the race information section, honors, resources, fleets, newsletter archives
and club roster pages.
web site has been getting good use.We
averaged 800 homepage hits per week in 2002 and that has increased to 1200 per
week in 2003.The forums,
particularly "For Sale/Wanted", have been getting great use with 185
postings by 155 individuals.That
is approximately 10 postings per month.New,
improved, super sized with more info than the average bear, and free to all.What deal!Stop by the web
site when you get a chance.CSCSailing.org
forget you can print a copy of the club roster, with email addresses, from the
website or download a working copy to your computer.UK Sails has a great racing rules quiz on line.
webmaster has posted the FS Sunday race results and will update them on a
regular basis. They are online at http://www.cscsailing.org/race_results.html.
This can be done for any of the other fleets as well. If you would
like you fleet results posted, send a copy of your scoring spreadsheet to the
webmaster each time it is updated.
club has email access to 243 members, which is 80% of our membership.This simplifies communication and reduces cost while allowing us to
contact most of the membership very quickly.If we do not currently have your email address and you would like to be
added to the email roster, please send you email address to email@example.com
(hey, that's me).You can still
receive newsletters, etc. by US Mail if you let us know that is your
the Love of the Lake
the Love of the Lake is an organization that assists
the Dallas parks and recreation department
in keeping the lake shoreline clean and safe.The 2nd Saturday of each month is trash pickup day.Our section of responsibility is the area directly in front of the
club.Come out and help make our
lake more enjoyable.For more
information contact Lori Block at LoveofLake@CSCSailing.org.
ended 2002 with 303 members.This
is a net increase of 20 members over 2001.Three new members have already been accepted this year:
Van Gundy - Associate Member - remote control sailboats
Daniel - Regular Member - Lightning
Amdur - Associate Member
details are presented below:
63 new members (net + 20)
19 regular (+5)
44 associate (+15)
43 lost members
dues notifications have been sent out and are "due" by March 15th, 2003.
days and warm nights...
days are getting longer and we are starting to see the signs of spring with
periodic warm and wonderful days.This
can only mean one thing, it is time to get out and sail!
part of the new CSC Board we are excited about the upcoming year.Thanks to the progress and creativity of past Rear Commodores for the
Social and Publicity Committee, including Prater and Nancy Monning
who served this post in 2002, we are able to hit the dock running.We will continue the traditions of the past and provide many, many fun
events for all CSC Members and their guests.
we are working with the Commodore and other Board Members to finalize the
calendar for 2003 we have a few events scheduled, so mark your calendars and
plan to attend!
this is open to the public so bring your friends and take a ride in
these beautiful wooden boats, eat a bite
and show off our Club!)
Day Fiesta Celebration
your families for an old fashion
addition, we plan to continue the First Friday celebrations during the warm
months and of course the Past Commodore Dinner, the Annual Awards Banquet and
the Annual Board Meeting are being scheduled.
really do have many fun events planned.To
really pull this off, we will need creative and hard working volunteers.Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering to help plan
or implement any of these activities.The
people at this club make it special, so plan to participate!See yaSailin'
and De McCombs, Rear Commodores
and Publicity Committee
are pleased to announce that this summer Joe Richardson and Megan Chrostowski
will be joining us to teach our junior sailing classes and to coach our junior
race team.Both Joe and Megan are
members of the Texas A&M Sailing Team, and are
experienced racers and sailing instructors.
Junior Race Team
our junior racing sailors we are excited to announce the formation of a CSC
Junior Race Team.Membership on
the team will be open to junior sailors who want to compete in regattas on the
Texas Sailing Association ("TSA") Junior Circuit or in other
competitive sailing events or series.Team
membership will require a commitment by both the junior sailor and his or her
parents to attend regattas and to actively participate in CSC's
racing program.Parents will
organize trips for team members to attend junior regattas throughout Texas, the first being the Austin
Yacht Club's Junior Roadrunner Regatta on March 23-24.Members of the team will also compete in the Sears Cup Area F Qualifier
which will be hosted by CSC the weekend of June 7-8 and which will be sailed
this year in Flying Scots.During
the summer the team will compete in Dallas Youth Race Week on June 14-21 and
later travel to Houston to compete in Texas Junior Race
Week on July 19-26.All those
interested in being a part of the team should contact the Sailing Education
Commodore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Junior Circuit Regattas
TSA Junior Circuit schedule has now been set and is posted on the TSA website
at http://www.txsail.org.The first regatta of the season will be at Port Arthur Yacht Club on
March 1-2, followed by the Austin Yacht Club ("AYC") Roadrunner
Regatta on March 22-23.A number
of CSC junior sailors have already made plans to attend the AYC regatta.If you're junior is also interested in attending please contact the
Sailing Education Commodore at email@example.com
.The spring regatta schedule for
juniors will conclude with two regattas in Houston: one at Houston Yacht Club on
April 26-27 and the other at Lakewood Yacht Club on May 17-18.
summer TSA Circuit schedule will begin with Dallas Youth Race Week.Dallas Race Week will be a series of three regattas beginning with a
regatta at CSC the weekend of June 14-15, continuing with a mid-week regatta
at Grapevine Sailing Club on June 17-18 and will finish up with a regatta at
Rush Creek Yacht Club on June 20-21.
in past years, the summer Texas junior racing season will
conclude with Texas Junior Race Week in Houston, with three regattas over an
eight-day period from July 19-26.
2003 TSA junior series rounds out with several other regattas scheduled for
the late summer and fall, the dates for which are listed on the schedule
posted on the TSA website at http://www.txsail.org/.
is excited this year to be hosting the Area F qualifier for the Sears Cup on
the weekend of June 7-8.The
Sears Cup is the US Sailing Triple-Handed Junior National Championship.It will be sailed this year in Flying Scots.The winning team at the CSC regatta will represent Area F in the
championship regatta sailed at Detroit Yacht Club on August 10-13.
Junior Sailing Classes
in past years, CSC will sponsor a summer series of two-week junior sailing
classes.While still subject to
change our tentative plans are as follows:
will be two sessions for beginners and/or those junior sailors who are not
ready for or interested in racing. These two sessions are tentatively
scheduled for June 23-July 4 and July 28-August 8.
session for intermediate level junior sailors who are interested in becoming
actively involved in racing will be held July 7-17.This intermediate session will be open for junior sailors who have
completed a previous two week beginner session, who have demonstrated their
competence to begin racing and who want to become involved in sailboat racing
at a serious and competitive level.This
session will also be open for our more experienced racing sailors who want to
gear up for Texas Race Week the following week.
Advanced Race Clinic will be held from June 9-21 for members of the CSC Junior
Race Team who will be competing in the three regattas of Dallas Race Week.The Advanced Race Clinic will be combined with and incorporated into
Dallas Race Week and will consist of one week of race training and a second
week of regattas.
the junior sailing class schedule is finalized it will be posted on the CSC
website, together with a registration form.As further information becomes available on this year's junior program
we will post it on the website and include it in the club newsletter.
/ BURNHAM LAUNCH OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN FOR 2004
Foerster (Rockwall, Texas) and
Kevin Burnham (Miami, Florida)
have teamed up to sail four regattas together, both in the USA and
in Europe.At 46 (Kevin) and 39 (Paul), they are the oldest team on the United
States Sailing Team. This is working to their advantage as the younger
teams find sailing against their combined twenty-four-plus years of training
and Olympic experience intimidating.
In keeping with tradition, a Team 2004 Olympic campaign party will be hosted
Friday, March 28th. Tickets are $15 / person and include dinner, a
presentation by Paul and Kevin and a live auction. If you have time or
an item you would like to donate to the auction please call Lisa at
Team 2004 Olympic Charity Fundraiser
Date: Friday, March 28
Tickets: $15/person Evening Schedule: Dinner, Slide Presentation by Paul
and Kevin, Live Auction to follow.
Dress: Blue Blazer / Business Casual
RSVP Required: Call Lisa @ RCYC 972-771-6500
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 Rob Edwards at 724 Kirkwood Drive, Dallas, TX75218, or at 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 above.
Corinthian Sailing Club
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 WhiteRockLake. Phone 214-320-0841. Email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mailing address is Corinthian Sailing Club, PO Box 180087, Dallas, TX75218.