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Commodore's Notes: I DID IT AGAIN ! & I'LL SECOND THAT by Chester Hulme
Well I did it again. Waited until the last minute passed to get the article to Roy. Wish I could say it was because I was sailing, but no such luck except for weekend of the 23rd when the wind was great! Since then I have either been out of town or working so even if it blew I would have missed it.
Get ready though, Pam and I are headed out for our annual pheasant pilgrimage to North Dakota on Oct 7th for 2 weeks so I expect great wind for the Fall series while we are gone.
As I am writing this our friends and club members from Detroit, Ted and Angela traveled down to South Padre to visit with their son's family who went there to windsurf. I guess the impression is that South Padre is more of a windsurfing tourist destination than Corpus? Is that good or bad?
Several events are scheduled this month, including the Aransa Triangle which we'll be back for, and the start of the Fall series. Please be sure and attend.
This month's regular Tuesday meeting on the 17th is slated for nominations for club officers. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend but I second the nomination for the “NEW” commodore nominee.
November's meeting will be held at our house and Pam has arranged for the AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) to hold a CPR training class. Invite a non-member friend to attend. Please RSVP to Pam at 985-8385 if you plan to attend.
See you on the water. -- Chester
Corpus Christi Windsurfing 2000
Fall Fun Series Sailing Instructions
ED's Note No cussin' and grimacing in pain better not look like
a frown- ok, I got the rules down!
Editor's Puffs: by
2000 San Francisco Classic
by Craig Greenslit
COURSE RACING RECOVERY
San Fran Classic Results
UltraNectar Challenge Results
Course Racing Results
NPS Meeting- There Ain't No Free
Lunch by Roy Tansill
The umpteenth running of the annual event will be held on Saturday, October
28th at City By The Sea, TX. in John & Rose Williams 'front yard'.
Always a great event so don't miss this one. It might be your chance
to take home the historic trophy and get your name engraved on it.
July, Aug., & Sep. '00
|by Randy Roper
Greetings from the wonderfully windy world of Worldwinds. Bet you can't say that three times while gargling with warm salt water. If I recall correctly Vicki told me that this was going to be our slowest time of the year. Not hardly. Our new course curriculum is in full swing and so is the wind. October marks the beginning of our fall season and many of you have already reserved equipment. That's good, you need to make your reservations now to avoid being at the back of the bus.
My first trip to Orlando for the SurfExpo (windsurfing trade show) with John, who has done many of these, proved to be quite exciting. Andy Brandt met with me as I first arrived, of course, I was gleaming from ear-to-ear that one of my idols had taken time to make me clearly aware that I was there to listen and learn, and if I was smart, to keep my mouth shut. Well, I failed. I was overcome with excitement and said way to much with reckless abandon. Oh well, sorry John. To my credit I quickly realized what Andy was trying to tell me and I zipped up my lip, so to speak. It became quickly apparent that the buzz at the tradeshow was "Worldwinds" and what we are trying to accomplish down here.
I also got the pleasure of meeting Barry Spanier, designer of Gaastra sails. What a cool guy. He gave us some great tips when it comes to extending the life of our sailing fleet. Did you know that every hour you let your sail lie on the ground in direct sunlight is one less hour you will get to use that sail? Direct sunlight is brutal on monofilm. Keep your sail parallel to the sun somehow and you will extend the sails life. The best way to do this is just sail, don't take breaks, just sail til you drop, then derig.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Jason Voss, Sarah James, Tim Requa, Kevin Pritchard, Tom James, and many many more. My thanks go out to them for being patient with the new green-go on the block.
We also met with ABK and they will once again be holding their annual Corpus Christi clinic at Bird Island Basin next Spring. We welcome ABK and recognize them as being one of the best clinics available to windsurfers today (next to ours of course).
More great news to report, how about some regional TV time. FoxSports Southwest came down and did a spot with us. It will be aired in the southern states Sunday morning, October 1, at 9:00 am on FoxSports Southwest. They found us by searching one of the many search engines available on the net. Worldwinds has hired a website marketing company to promote our website globally, and with 48% of our new clientele coming from the web, they are obviously doing a great job. Coolcats is the company responsible for our webmarketing, Jerry McEwen (owner) should be down to sail with us hopefully pretty soon. If you need a good web guy, look him up at http://www.coolcats.com
Okay, what's the deal on Turkey day? We need to start getting some people registered for the race and the dinner. Come on, just give us a call or register over the net, let's make this Thanksgiving the best ever. Worldwinds will be taking care of all the meats, you guys help with the fixens.
Sorry John, but the world needs to know about your mishap last weekend. Friday night John was out sailing and cut a two inch gash to the bone between his two toes. Welcome to the wonderful world of weed fins John. With a full class schedule for the weekend John was feeling a bit blue as he watched Mark and Matt cover for him. As I handed him his weekly paycheck I thought for sure he was going to cry. Its okay John, your job is secure, but next time, we take the toe. If you have any advise for John on how to avoid such injuries you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He welcomes any advise you may have. We have made some staff changes recently, you can view the changes at www.worldwinds.net/staff.html Randall Dufault is no longer with us and we have two new employees that will be working for us during the Fall, Sue Frank and Leo Devigil.
A special thanks to everyone that is coming out and just hangin' out, it's nice to be around such a wonderful group of people. All for now. Remember, if you are coming down in the fall and need to rent equipment, now is the time to make a reservation. You can reserve equipment, sign up for lessons and clinics, sign up for Thanksgiving activities, check out the staff and more at our web site: www.worldwinds.net
|CURRANTS... Letters to the Editor|
|Pat on the back..
At every National Park I've ever visited, the role of NPS has been to improve the visitor's or user's experience while protecting the habitat. Roadways, trails and campgrounds are constantly upgraded right through the most pristine territories if that isn't an oxymoron. Some may argue that Grand Canyon South Rim development is something of an abomination but overall the record isn't shabby.
So one might wonder why doesn't that record translate into improvements at Bird Island Basin? It's habitat is no more virtuous than the others where human accommodations have been introduced. What's so wrong with moving a little sand about and displacing a few of the native species. There certainly seems to be a lot of NPS precedent for it. I keep thinking about the hexagonal grating embedded in the sand or introduced caleche in front of Worldwinds. That was, I believe, an experiment to determine if it would stop beach erosion. It seems to work. So why hasn't that been extended along the entire sailing/camping beach front? Of course, this is just part of the broader question of whether or not to protect beach front. I think this should be part of the NPS development planning process...even if it's not done the users deserve an answer to a question so often raised. It's such an enigma...why can't something on that order be done when it's plain to see that accommodations of that magnitude occur at other Parks?
And on more thing Jock. You express concern about negative comments raised to date. I think you have the wrong take on this. You should take some pride in having generated as much enthusiasm for your planning process as you have. Just look at that Coolcats Website! I can't imagine a more democratic forum...almost 500 hits in less than a month! Plus you have Worldwinds and Don Jackson giving visitors some orientation every day. So some negativity raises its head. Big deal! I don't think you can show me a better level of participation anywhere. Give yourself a pat on the back.
|WHATABURGER 2000 THE SERIES|
|See you next season.|
|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 US Open. One 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.|
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