For the upcoming Annual Membership meeting, I have been asked the following questions many times over the past week:
We look forward to seeing you at the Annual meeting on Nov 14th! DCYC has taken many precautions to keep you as safe as possible during the pandemic and will continue to do so. Everyone needs to do their part, though! So, please bring your face mask and put aside the politics and debates about COVID-19. Instead consider the hospital expense you might impose on someone if you accidentally infect them by not wearing your mask. After all, their symptoms might become more serious than yours are, and that can be expensive for them. - Timothy Johnson, 2020 Commodore
The Apr-04 newsletter "From the Commodore" will be delayed until Sunday morning. I'm suffering from a severe internet shortage. In the meantime, enjoy this lovely video of the harbor this morning.
Tonight, Thursday the 2nd of April at 7:00 PM !!!!
Michael Lipari at Grapevine Sailing Club is holding Sailing / Racing seminars on line, as part of their Social Distance Learning series. It is open for everyone. To watch and listen in, and even ask a question, tune in to https://zoom.us/j/158692108 at 7:00 PM tonight.
Mike is a great racer and enjoys sharing what he knows and what he doesn't. His presentations have always been fun and knowledgeable!
It is a good idea to click on the URL before 7:00 to see how it works if you've never used Zoom before. There is a small plug-in to install for participating in Zoom meetings. There are also apps for Android & iPhone that let you use your phone instead of a computer.
I hope you have fun with this and some events that we're thinking of doing right here at DCYC.
Best Regards, Tim
Our accounting department is excited to announce the release of our new on-line payments portal. It solves for all the problems that we’ve been experiencing while also providing the features that many of us have requested for quite some time. By creating an account, you will be able to:
Your 2020 Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club Commodore
Our Bridge is Famous (almost) as we have appeared in the Bing Screen Saver
Lake Lewisville Bridge on Bing
A little history for you.
Lewisville Lake is the second lake to impound the waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in this area. The W.E. Callahan Construction Company completed the Garza Dam in 1927 at a cost of $5 million, which created Lake Dallas. The dam was 10,890 feet (3,320 m) long with a 567-foot (173 m) long service spillway. The lake, with its 194,000-acre-foot (239,000,000 m3) capacity and forty-three miles of shoreline, was the principal municipal water source for the city of Dallas<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas,_Texas> for 31 years.
In the 1940s, a need for increased water storage capacity and additional flood control became apparent. The United States Congress<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress> passed the Rivers and Harbors Act<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers_and_Harbors_Act> of 1945, which called for additional construction in the Trinity River basin. The United States Army Corps of Engineers<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Corps_of_Engineers> built the Garza-Little Elm<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Elm,_Texas> Dam between 1948 and 1954 at cost of $23.4 million.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECole-Jett201199-1> The structure combined Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, and Little Elm Creek. The 32,888-foot (10,024 m) long Lewisville Dam was completed in 1955, and the Garza Dam was breached in 1957 to create the new lake, known then as Garza-Little Elm Reservoir and renamed Lewisville Lake. This new lake had one hundred eighty-three miles of shoreline and a 436,000-acre-foot (538,000,000 m3) capacity.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECorps2007-2> In 1998, additional modifications raised the lake's permanent level from 515 feet MSL to 522 feet MSL and increased the holding capacity to 555,000 acre-feet.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECorps2007-2>
During construction, members of the Corps of Engineers stumbled upon an archaeological site.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEBloom197996-3> In 1956, Wilson W. Crook, Jr. and R.K. Harris announced Carbon-14<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-14>(14C) testing on artifacts from the site, including a Paleo-Indian<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleo-Indians> Clovis<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clovis_culture> projectile point, indicated humans had lived there c. 36,000 BP<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_Present>.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECrookHarris195768-70-4><https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTECrookHarris19581-5> This led to much controversy in the archaeological community.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEBloom197994-6><https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEHeizerBrooks1965155-7> It was not until 1978 the water levels would recede enough to access the site again. Between 1978 and 1980, Dennis Stanford<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Stanford> of the Smithsonian Institution<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithsonian_Institution> performed a thorough analysis of the site. He concluded the original dating was due to a rare form of cross-contamination and a date of c. 12,000 B.P. was more correct.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEDixon199983-84-8><https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEStanford1982208-209-9> Still, the site is considered one of the earliest inhabited by humans in the Southwestern United States<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwestern_United_States> and Mexico<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico>.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville_Lake#cite_note-FOOTNOTEMenchaca200127-10>
The breaching of the Garza Dam and incorporation of Lake Dallas into the Garza-Little Elm reservoir led to confusion concerning the lake's legal name. This was compounded by the Village of Garza renaming itself Lake Dallas<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Dallas,_Texas>. The federal government attempted to rename the lake as Lewisville Reservoir in 1960, only to reverse itself in 1961. The confusion persisted until the mid-1970s when the lake was officially designated Lewisville Lake. In 1991, the city of Denton<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denton,_Texas> installed a hydropower facility at Lewisville Dam. The single horizontal S-Shaped Kaplan unit can produce 2893 kilowatts, and is connected to the grid via the Brazos River Distribution Authority.
Lake Lewisville Bing Picture
Start time: 11 am
Lunch will be provided ~ Make plans to join us!
Your vote counts!!
DCYC's Annual Meeting to review our past year and to make plans for 2020.
· You will have an opportunity to vote on the 2020 budget as well as cast your vote for three new representatives for the Board of Governors.
· Members who own a slip can attend the dock meeting to select dock representatives.
· We will announce the names of our members receiving our annual club awards.
· And we will have lunch provided to attendees!
2019 SIESA CLINIC AND REGATTA
September 14th and 15th, 2019
Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club | Lake Lewisville
The Sunday regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RSS) for 2017-2020, the current ICSA Procedural Rules (PR’s), this Notice of Race (NoR), and the Sailing Instructions (SI).
The event will consist of a clinic on Saturday, September 14th and short regatta on Sunday, September 15th.
Saturday, September 14th
0930 - Report time + short briefing of the day/drills
1030 - On the water
1200 - Lunch and Chalk Talk
1300 - On the water
1600 - Derig, change clothes
1630 - Debrief of day
1700 - Dinner
Anyone who knew Steve Utz, knew how much he enjoyed his time at DCYC with friends and family. Our dear friend is sailing on to a higher seas and we want to celebrate his memory in true DCYC fashion. We request you bring your thoughts, prayers and fondest memories to share as we lift a few glasses and toast a true friend, father, son, husband and sailor. The reception will take place at DCYC immediately following the service at Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey. Light refreshments will be served and casual attire is suggested at DCYC.
DCYC Commodore 2019
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