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Commodore's Notes: The
Season Hits High Gear by
Seems like its been a while since I wrote an article for the newsletter. Guess it's because Pam and I have been so busy. Seems like something going on every weekend. Well ,I guess there has been. April 10th was the SCREAMING REACH along with the accompanying shrimp boil. Man was that a feast!! If you missed it this year, don't miss it next year. I would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a success. Between the EASTER shrimp boil and the Screaming Reach shrimp boil, the club picked up almost $300. I think the best part was that a good time was had by all. The thing is, I think our members from Detroit, Ted and Angela Malpass, think we held the party for them. Don't tell them it was already planned before they got here, I can probably add it to their room bill.
Several events are coming up. Next we have the Bird Island Bash at Bird Island on May 8th. This is slated to be a fun event geared to the casual sailor, if you're a casual sailor, or to the speed sailor, if you're a speed sailor, or to the...... Bottom line is hopefully there will be something there for you. Plans are for a timed course, Speed watch attachments for measuring peak speed, avg. speed, distance, etc., and a speed gun. Also, afterwards there will be a, guess what, SHRIMP BOIL. Entry fee will be nominal and will include the shrimp boil. The goal is fun.
The US OPEN is slated for May 27-31. Please plan to attend and enjoy the event. Also the club will be sponsoring several activities at the US Open. We will man an instructional tent for the Boy Scouts who will be earning an award for water sports. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAN THE TENT. Please help. Additionally, the club will be hosting a party on Sunday, May 30 at our house for club members and event participants. It's a potluck so please call and let me know what you may bring. Sorry, no shrimp boil, we're planning brisket, beans, and potato salad. Let's make this a fine welcome for our out-of-town fellow sailors. Check out the expanded US OPEN page for additional information and the E.M. Marketing press release. Don't forget the Whataburger races on May 22nd and May 29th. Remember we have a fun fleet for those who wish to sail in a more relaxed race.
See you on the water. -- Chester
Editor's Puffs: I've
just finished editing the mailing list, deleting names of members who are
now off the membership roles because they haven't paid their ‘99 dues.
I've talked to several of those folks before I edited them off the mailing
list and found they basically fell into two categories: 1-they simply forgot
and 2- they perceived the club as too racing oriented. A year ago
I might have agreed with that latter group but not this year. If
you count up the number of ‘real races’ and ‘fun events’ its almost
2 to 1 (6 races, 11 fun events) in favor of the latter. I counted
the Screaming Reach in both categories and might have fudged the count
by putting both the Naval Regatta and one hour classic in the fun category
but even reversing those decision there are still fewer races than non
race events and that didn't include the full moon get togethers.
The upcoming ‘fun event’, the Bird Island Bash, will hopefully become an
annual event and holds a lot of promise as a great time. It can't
work if the members don't support it and real support means more than showing
up, sailing around awhile, eating the shrimp, and going home. Help
in running the events will make it work better for everyone participating.
Come on out, have a great time, and put in some time helping out while
you're at it. Now I’ll get off the soap box and talk about the first
annual Bird Island Bash- it offers something for everyone.
There will be 10 of the high tech speed watches available for your enjoyment. The new gizmos are a vast improvement over the original model in that now they will record elapsed time, maximum speed, and distance traveled as well as show continuos speed. They also attach using a tape mount to the fin (the original model required drilling a hole in the fin's trailing edge). To use a speed Watch you'll have to sign a form (making you responsible for its return), get an impeller taped to your fin, then go out and sail for either 15 minutes (if the wind is cranking) or 30 minutes (if winds are light), then come back in and get your scores tallied. You and a friend, or several friends, can sail head to head or you can do it alone- your choice. We also hope to have a good radar gun set up at the end of a 100 meter ‘speed course’ again your speed will be recorded and you can take many runs at the gun to get up to your best speed. For those who want to race, there will be slalom course set up with buoys. Winners of all events will be recognized but all of the prizes will be determined by raffle so even folks as slow as me will have a chance to win something. We will need some volunteers to get all this tallying done, the more help we have the more sailing time all of us can enjoy- only 50 paying volunteers needed to help eat the shrimp.
(The Screaming Reach)
Sail NR. position
Craig Greenslit WY-5 1
Peter Nordby CC-6 2
Guy Racette CC-111 3
Mark Franey US-483 4
Elon Wong 909 5
Chip Ducrest CC-19 6
John Cole CC-19 7
John Bright CC-4 8
Sail NR. position
Jennifer Racette CC-111 9
Nick Antrobus K-111 10
Kyle Krebs 459 11
Feb, Mar, & Apr '99
| Spring has been darn near perfect
with barely enough off days to rest up from the days it went off.
Business at ‘my office’ has been brisk and some serious new toys arrived
this month. First a Star Boards GO arrived and promptly amazed everyone
with its ability to leap onto a plane and obtain notable speed when only
long boards were barely able to plane. While amazing in these abilities,
putting that wide body on top of your car will bring on flashbacks to when
you were doing the same thing with a Dufor Wing a few decades back.
At 24 pounds the GO is lighter but its 31 inch girth will make you forget
its only a few inches over 9 feet long. After the Texas State
Championships Vicki Duncan returned from Dallas with a pair of new BIC
Technos. The Techno is BIC’s entry into the world of wide style and
its rapidly becoming a rental favorite at WorldWinds. At 283 cm in
length the 150 liter squatty board is a light to medium wind, user friendly,
short board that already has its own "one design" racing class. Its
not a true race board but its wide back end and strap placement make it
look like one- that illusion disappears when you jibe it. The tucked
rails make it nearly as easy to jibe as any of BIC’s Veloces and its more
than ample width gets it planing quickly in light winds.
WorldWinds and Cline Street Sailboards have gotten together and are offering the following test drive and/or buy deal:
Try it, then buy it
Try the new BIC Techno 283. WorldWinds offers a $10/hr demo to CWA members which may be applied to purchase of a Techno 283 from Cline St. Sailboards. Your name must be on the CCWA membership roster to be eligible.
1 23mph 26mph 31mph
2 18mph 32mph 33mph
3 24mph 37mph 43mph
4 24mph 37mph 37mph
5 33mph 26mph 29mph
6 37mph 24mph 29mph
7 20mph 30mph 28mph
8 29mph 40mph 32mph
9 26mph 26mph 32mph
10 38mph 25mph 31mph
11 51mph 24mph 20mph
12 40mph 32mph 20mph
13 40mph 38mph 35mph
14 22mph 33mph 36mph
15 36mph 22mph 31mph
16 23mph 38mph 26mph
17 25mph 41mph 22mph
18 18mph 31mph 23mph
19 22mph 21mph 29mph
20 41mph 29mph 35mph
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22 29mph 25mph 32mph
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25 33mph 27mph 26mph
26 30mph 26mph 26mph
27 48mph 40mph 31mph
28 26mph 78mph 29mph
29 23mph 22mph -
30 - 21mph 30mph
31 - 20mph -
|WHATABURGER '99 THE SERIES|
May 22, Oleander Point.... BE THERE
#4 May 29, Oleander Point.... & Help Out
Volunteers Wanted: The club sponsored events, both races and fun events, need people to help out on and before the events. This is particularly true for the U.S. Open. Last year, the CCWA was a sponsor and had a booth at the Open; but we didn't have sufficient help to man the booth throughout the event. We don't want that to happen again! Similarly, other events suffered because of a lack of help. How about volunteering your help this year? Just phone an event coordinator and offer some help.
Name:______________________________________Phone: ( )______________
Family membership, list names of family members:_____________________________________
Please enclose $20 for individual; $30 for family (1 year membership)
Mail To: CCWA, PO Box 81453, Corpus Christi, TX 78468
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