It’s that time of year again! See how good you are sailing in slow water with freezing hands. There will be hot food and drinks all day. Jan. 28-29th
Welcome to Texas in October! Famous cool weather and good breeze. While camping is not available at the club, many of our Dallas Laser Fleet member can host out of town competitors. There are many nearby hotels at all price points nearby. Boats can be stored at the docks starting noon Friday. Stay for a casual get together Friday night. CSC is well known for their high quality race management earning the St. Petersburg award twice.
Welcome to a new year of sailing! Below is the Wednesday night racing series. First gun is 1830. Join us on Facebook for the latest info. We also have a WhatsApp group you can join here.
No-Coast regatta will be at White Rock Lake Oct 1-2 organized by the Dallas Laser Fleet. NOR to be posted soon.
We have loaner boats for those interested in trying out the ILSA (formerly known as Laser) boat. Prior sailing experience is necessary. CSC has adult sailing classes and crew oppertunities.
See you on the water.
Light and challenging winds with warming sun made for an excellent regatta. Temperatures starting in the freezing zone warmed during the day to the low 60’s. After one race, the winds died down and the boats had to towed back to the clubhouse for lunch. After lunch, the winds came back and the competitors were in for four more races in increasing winds toping off at about 15 mph and warmer sun getting temps up to the low 60 degrees. Steven Benenson was our PRO and led a very capable crew adjusting course as needed.
Dinner with three different chillies was cooked and served by Bowman, Audrey, and Mandy topping off with lemon bars.
Sunday morning saw lighter winds coming from the west with occasional shots in the low tens. With two more races in, competitors were rewarded in a dropped score.
You can find all the photos taken by Heidi Gough here.
Rock the Ice was a fantastic weekend chock full of high winds, tight racing, and lots of smiles!! Congratulations to all competitors who braved the tough conditions, but especially to our champions (Results Below).
We were fortunate to have a photographer on the water, Peter Atherton.. Check out his pictures at the link here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/192012650@N06/sets/72157718140916612/
Thank you again to all of our volunteers, both on and off the water for making this 5th year our best yet! Stay tuned for a full regatta report coming next week.
Come join us for our 5th Annual Rock the Ice Laser Regatta held this year on January 30/31st! Expect warm food, hospitality, and even hotter competition!!
Registration: Registration Home Page
Please contact Jody Smith if you are interested in volunteering.
It’s the time of year once again for our annual fleet meeting!! This year will be a little different as we will meet over Zoom rather than hosting an end of the year party. (We can hold off until Rock the Ice!) We have much to discuss ranging from our upcoming Rock the Ice Regatta to planning out the next amazing year of sailing on White Rock!
Topic: DLF Fleet Meeting
Time: Dec 22, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 775 5122 5961
I am still accepting nominations for all positions. Please reply to this e-mail if you are interested in one of the below positions or would like to nominate one of your fellow fleet members!
I will also make a recording and make it available for anyone who cannot make it. Looking forward to seeing you all next week!
Come join us tomorrow morning at 11AM for some fun heavy air sailing with perfect conditions!! Nothing fancy, just reaching and rabbit starts for those who want to get their feet wet again and prep for our district champs next weekend!! The air temperature will be in the 70’s and the water temperature has returned to the 60’s so this will not be one to miss. We will continue to have Saturday sailing when favorable forecasts allow.. Please keep an eye on the Facebook page and your e-mail for updates.
Though COVID cancelled our original location for district champs at Canyon Lake Yacht Club, the Rush Creek Yacht Club in Heath has stepped in and has offered to help us put on an event on November 21/22nd.
This will be a two day event with lunches and tech shirts provided (shirts for those who sign up early). Rush Creek is known for their long fetch, big waves, and blue water. We already have 25 boats registered with more on the way as the forecast is shaping up in a very good way!
Registration Here: http://www.rcyc.org/2020/laser-class-district-15-championship-1121-22/
Please do your best to sign up early as it really helps the regatta organizers plan the regatta. We have had a bunch of regattas cancelled this year, so we need to take any opportunity to get on the water and keep the rust off!!!
Long range forecast below:
First a friendly note on fleet dues for 2020. As COVID has reduced the length of our season and forced us to cut back on most of our social events, we have decided to reduce the dues payments to $30 for 2020. This money will go towards the fleet loaner boat program, one of our key vehicles to drive growth in the fleet as well as any social events that we will hopefully be able to host later this fall. You can register here. If you have already paid Greg by cash or check, please just let me know and I will mark you as paid.
Additionally, scores are posted from last week! We had a total of 9 boats on the starting line, including one radial, three 4.7’s, and FOUR Women Sailors!!! Breeze was out of the south starting at 15 knots, slowly diminishing to 8-10 knots by the end of the night. Summer days are long and we were able to run 4 full races with lots of excitement and competition for everyone.
Tim Ponter, Karly Albert, Andrew Sommer, and Griffin Orr from the laser fleet also took part in helping WOW run their first Singlehand Clinic over the weekend. Conditions were perfect and we were able to get 12 sailors on the water using Butterflys and Lasers. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot! We started with the sailors sailing upwind/downwind between two marks before transitioning into races at the end of the day. Our coaches all had a ton of fun watching and helping everyone to become faster and more comfortable with the boat! Expect a similar clinic for the wider laser fleet group soon!
Everybody, due to expected inclement weather and possible flooding this Wednesday we are going to have our Laser Fleet party together with Women on Water on Wednesday in lieu of racing.
PLEASE RSVP (Reply to this e-mail or text Alex G) by Tuesday end of day so we can get a headcount for food. Everybody is invited.
Bowman has kindly offered to host us! So tell Brig North to be on his best behavior.
Time & Location: 7pm @ Bowman’s House (6511 Deloache Ave, Dallas, TX 75225)
Entry ticket: Appetizer, dessert, and/or Scotch/IPA
Dress: Hikers recommended