Miss Conduct Takes First at J-Fest!

Huge congratulations to James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct on cleaning up at J-Fest Southwest held at Lakewood Yacht Club this weekend!

We had four terrific teams compete at Lakewood this weekend, including Chris Holmes and Team Bad Moon, Tim Johnson and Team Grey Wolf, and Andrew Theisman and Team Youn’Guns.

Well done, all! DCYC is proud of our J-24 racers!

Thanks to Victoria Hielscher for the pix of Team Bad Moon at J-Fest! Check out the dramatic images of the front moving in. Racing was canceled on Sunday due to weather. Nice captures, Victoria!!

 

Thanks to Victoria Hielscher for the pix of Team Bad Moon at J-Fest!

If you have pix from the regatta, please send them along! 


 

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J/24 “Texas State Championship” at Austin Yacht Club

DCYC has four of our J/24 teams heading to Austin to compete in the Texas State Championship this weekend. Join us in wishing Team Miss Conduct, Team Bad Moon, Team Gray Wolf, and Team YounGuns good luck and great winds!

The teams are sending us pictures this weekend, so come back here to see what our teams are up to in Austin!

Image courtesy of Peter Brigaitis.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

Sunrise at Austin Yacht Club. Image courtesy of Peter Brigaitis.

Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

FIRST BULLET FOR CHRISTOPHER HOLMES AT THE HELM OF BAD MOON! CONGRATULATIONS, CHRIS & TEAM!!!!!
Image courtesy of Christopher Holmes.

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

A charming little time capsule found in Bad Moon’s first aid kit. 🙂
Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

A somewhat more distressing time capsule in Bad Moon’s first aid kit. Oh, dear….
Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

Joey Holmes loves racing Bad Moon so much, she bleeds for it. 🙂
Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher.

Sunday morning sunrise. Courtesy of Peter Brigaitis.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

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Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

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Image courtesy of Angel Shellenberger.

J/24 “Texas State Championship” Circuit Stop

RESULTS

Special thanks to Angel Shellenberger of Team Miss Conduct for agreeing to serve as the official photographer for DCYC’s J/24 fleet!


DCYC teams at J/24 Worlds in Toronto

We are proud of our two J/24 teams who traveled to Canada to participate in the J/24 Worlds regatta.

Team Miss Conduct and Team Bad Moon both did the Club and Texas proud. Congratulations to all!

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

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Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher

Image courtesy of Victoria Hielscher


Commodore’s Regatta Report

By James Hankins

The Annual DCYC Heritage Cub 2017 regatta has come and gone. Personally, I believe it was a great success and would like to thank all of those that participated. We had 36 boats on the water and without boats on the water it wouldn’t be much of a regatta, so a big Thank You to all those that traveled—some as far away as Corpus Christi—as well our members here at the club.

Regattas just don’t happen without a lot of planning and help. Thank God for Charles and Janell Hoffman who co-chaired in 2016 and chaired this year (2017) and have been planning and preparing this since last year. What great leadership we had with them at the helm.

It’s a long list but would also like to recognized the following:

Cash Sponsors: Slalom Shop, SVT Tronics, ACR Realty Inc, David & Kristin Lyon, Steve & Sheryl Stout, Charles & Janell Hoffman, John Pearson and Mr. Anonymous.

In-Kind Sponsors: Mariner Sails, Don Q Rum, Norma’s Café, Audacity Beer, Reddy Ice, Texas Body Works, IDLife

Member Volunteers & Non-Members:

David Patterson – Race Management Team Captain / John Lusk – Regatta Logistics Team Captain /  Tonja Sanchez Holmes-Moon – Registration / Judge Team Captain /  Jessica Hancock – Registration / Accounting/ Phyllis Hankins – Entertainment Team Captain / Rum Happy Hour Chair / Marie Nuchols – Promotions Team Captain /Peter Brigaitis – Fleet Promotions/ Heather Fahle – Sponsor Recruiting / Suzanne Glorioso –  Committee Boat  / Lesley Maynard – Breakfast / housekeeping / Dick Peters – Scoring / Dagny Boaz – Race Equipment / Pauline Chetelat – Breakfast / Pam Hancock – Sunday Lunch, with husband Jim Hancock / Kim Dickey, Justin Adams  FUNDRAISING / Janet Bilhartz, Susan Crittenden, Bob & Susan Maeyama & non-members Alexa Stevens, Jessica Johnston, Juliet Thomas DINNER HELPERS/ Skip Bilhartz, & non-members Mike Smith, James Hamilton, Mark Hoffmann, Ross Glorioso FISH FRYERS / Dan Crittenden, James Cooley, Lynn Harpold VIP BOATS Michele Ditmer, REGISTRATION /Lara Ruzevic T-Shirt Sales: Edna Brown, non-member Judy RuzyckiDave Meek, Tim Johnson  GENERAL HELPERS and a big thank you to Mark Blanchard for all that he did as well

        (And there are countless others that are not listed that volunteered at this regatta)

 If you did not participate, you missed out on a great opportunity to make a lot of friends working shoulder to shoulder. I have personally been involved for the last 7 years and see a lot of the same volunteer’s year after year and it’s time for those not participating to step up and share in this great effort.

See you next Year!


 

Regatta Report for 2017 Corinthian Heritage Cup Regatta

Regatta Report from the Shore

by Janell Hoffman

Hard to believe that 1 week ago Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club was beginning to set up for the arrival of J/24s, Catalina 22s, and assorted classes for our annual regatta. It was our 61st Heritage Cup and the 12th Annual J/24 Corinthian Cup, otherwise known as the Corinthian Heritage Cup Regatta 2017.

We had 35 boats registered in 6 classes.

But while everyone was preparing for the excitement on the water, many hands went in to make sure that the onshore preparations were adequate to entertain more than 200 people for the weekend. The tent was set up, port-o-potty in place, and truck full of ice, donated by Reddy Ice Pilot Point, was on site and ready. On Friday evening, Sloppy Jos were served to any and all who came hungry. Also, Peter Brigaitis prepared a feast for the J/24 personnel. That’s why the sailors like to come to DCYC. We go the extra distance!

Saturday and Sunday mornings, coffee and a continental breakfast was out and ready at 7am. Thanks to Jessica Hancock and Dick Peters for running registration all weekend. Thanks to Leslie Maynard, Nassif Kaldawi, April Harpold, Lara Ruzevic, and Pauline Chelat. Following breakfast, sailors were invited to pick up their lunches. Thanks to Subway in Aubrey for providing the sandwiches at a reduced cost.

John Pherson and Lindsey Pherson served as our official regatta photographers all weekend. You can find almost 900 of their images here (the password is 2017). Thank you, John and Lindsey!

After the races, the sailors came ashore, grabbed a cup and drew a beer from the tap. The beer for the weekend was donated by Denton’s own Audacity Brew House. Next came The ever popular Happy Hour, starring the DCYC Rumminator prepared by Phyllis Hankins and her team. The rum was donated by Don Q. The servers were able to raise about $300 in tips (to encourage them to open early which were donated to the Youth Program.

As Happy Hour was winding down, Charlie Hoffman led a team of expert fish fryers, organized by Ross Glorioso, to fry up about 100 lbs of Louisiana channel catfish. That was accompanied by potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies and cobbler, all of which was donated to the regatta by Norma’s Café in Frisco. Of course, it was expertly served up by the Fox Hollow Farm Hands, including members Janet Bilhartz and Susan Crittenden.

During dinner, the DJ Manny geared up his equipment and played music during and after dinner. As the evening wound down, people were sailing and camping out. Steve Utz pulled out some Chinese lanterns and they floated out in the darkness over the water, while the music played on. A great end to a great day of racing.

Sunday morning, bad weather threatened and races were delayed, but the storm passed and the races went on. As the races ended, sailors began loading up their boats and heading in for some lunch. Pam and Jim Hancock grilled up some delicious burgers. They were so delicious that we had to pull out some extra ones to meet the demand.

After lunch, the awards were given and the winning raffle ticket for the Quest 13 Kayak, graciously donated by Mariner Sails, was announced. After selling over $1,800 in raffle tickets, the winner was  Graham Marshall, one of the J/24 racers.

By 5pm, the club was pretty much cleaned up, sailors were gone and the regatta was all but a memory, and a good one at that. We had good weather, good races and we are pretty sure that we will have a good amount to donate to our Youth Sailing Program when everything settles out.

We would be remiss to not mention Marie Nuchols and her amazing gift for promotion. From the minute she said yes to heading up the promotional piece of the regatta, she tirelessly worked to encourage the leadership team and members to take part in this important event.

And a special word of thanks to our Commodore, James Hankins, for having confidence in us and in his club. He was supportive at every turn. Because of his due diligence, we were able to collect many cash and in kind donations from members and businesses and even the docks.

We are so grateful to all who helped make this regatta a success. DCYC is a definitely a member-driven club.


2017 J/24 U.S. North American Championship

Five teams from DCYC will be competing in the 2017 J/24 U.S. North American Championship starting tomorrow. Skippers and their crews started arriving in Houston on Wednesday and Thursday. At least some of the teams ended today with a practice sail (image below).

Good luck to James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct, Christopher Holmes and Team Bad Moon, Tonja Sanchez Holmes-Moon and Team Siren, Tim Johnson and Team Gray Wolf, and Andrew Theisman and Team Youn’Guns.

Sail fast, y’all!

 

UPDATE: Miss Conduct had a great performance on the water! James and Team Miss Conduct even beat Will Welles in a race! Way to go, TEAM MISS CONDUCT!!!

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DCYC teams finishing their evening practice after rigging and the skippers’ meeting.

Photographer unknown.

UPDATE

Here’s Team Miss Conduct, Team Siren, and Team BadMoon on the water.



Congrats to TEAM MISS CONDUCT!!!

James Freedman and Team Miss Conduct made a strong showing with a very close 2nd Place Win at Cowtown this weekend! We are so very proud of you all. 😀

  1. Reports indicate a pretty rough first day on the water for everyone. Frank Heidlberger and James Curry were helping with RC and report they had to bring someone in from the course for hypothermia. David Patterson, Randall MasseyHeather and Bill Fahle, Bob Johnson, Jerry Neeley, John FinksMike Smith and Charlie Hoffman also spent their weekend on Race Committee. Huge thanks, everyone. We hope you had your foulies with you on Saturday!

Kudos also go out to our other J/24 racers who braved the cold water on Saturday: Christopher Homes with Team Bad Moon, Andrew Theisman with Team Youn’Guns, and Tim Johnson with Team Grey Wolf.

Way to demonstrate the Corinthian ethic, everybody!

Do you have pictures or stories from this weekend? Send them to us to share!

Europa Cup, Bacardi Race Week, and Winter Series #5

EUROPA CUP, SLOVENIA:  Day 1 of racing was canceled due to high winds.

BACARDI RACE WEEK, MIAMI: Day 1 of racing was canceled due to no wind.

WINTER SERIES #5, OAK POINT: Perfect winds, and a great day to be out on the water!

It’s always great to hit the road, but as we say, there’s no place like home.

It does sound like our on-the-road racers are having a great time, even if the winds are not completely cooperating. Lucija raced in two regattas leading up to the Europa Cup. She did quite well in both, landing second place finishes for girls in her age group among a very competitive group. Nino tells me the races are longer than our TSA races, lasting an hour. They were also squeezing six races in a day at the regattas. So Lucija was hiking around six hours on race days. How long can you hike?

[The Europa Cup is still in progress; check back here for updates.]

In Miami, the first of two regattas was a mast-breaking event. Racing was canceled on Day 1 and some of those who dared go out on Day 2 did so at their peril. Our Viper Team opted out and felt pretty validated about that decision when two competitors came in with downed masts. The Bacardi Cup regatta started Thursday and is wrapping on up Saturday. Check back here for results.

 A few pictures from Lucija’s Sojourn in Europe