Southwest District

The Southwest District encompasses Texas and Oklahoma.

In Texas we have Canyon Lake in San Antonio, Corinthian Sailing Club in Dallas, and Lake Arrowhead in Whichita Falls. In Oklahoma we have Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

The District Governor is Robert Cummings. This District is also home to FSSA Commodore John Domagala.

TIme to register for the 2018 NAC at Rush Creek, Heath, TX

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Join us in Heath, Texas at the Rush Creek Yacht Club June 9-14, for the 2018 North American Championship! 29 teams have already registered. Early registration discounts ends May 1 (Save $50).

Rush Creek Yacht Club is located on the southeast shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, located twenty-five miles northeast of Dallas, Texas. RCYC's 4500 square foot deck overlooks the sailing venue and affords an excellent spot to enjoy a beverage from the club bar and watch the racing action. Wind averages 10.5 mph with temperatures averaging lows of 72 degrees and highs of 89 degrees. In the June time frame, sailors can expect temperatures in the upper eighties to low nineties and a southerly breeze ranging from seven-to-fifteen mph and higher.

The starting line is often less than a five minute sail from the dock eliminating the need to tow boats to or from the racing area. The two hoists and double wide boat ramp will be staffed by volunteers to facilitate speedy launching and retrieval of all competitors’ boats each day. If you have a lifting bridle, bring it with you as the hoists are the fastest way in and out of the water. \

The club offers a heated and air conditioned full service clubhouse with restaurant, bar, 24 hour locker rooms, swimming pool, playground and huge deck overlooking the racing venue. All club facilities will be available to sailors and their families with the ability to purchase food and beverages. There is ample paved parking to support this event. Member’s boats will be relocated to ensure boat and car parking is available next to the hoists and boat ramp for participants. Additionally, there is a three acre field adjacent to the club used for overflow parking and camping. Register today: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15921

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2017 Makeup Women and Junior NAC - Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas, TX - Complete!

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Women's NAC winners Greta Mittman and Heidi Gough   Junior NAC Winners Rachel and Michael Mittman 
Photos courtesy of Dari Esfahani  

Corinthian Sailing Club in Dallas, TX, hosted a terrific makeup Women and Juniors NAC, with 2 great weather days, shifting conditions, great race management, and great Texas hospitality.  By 11AM on Saturday, the boats were all rigged, skippers meetings were done and racing was on!  There were two races on Saturday morning and one in the afternoon, then here were 2 more races on Sunday. With the 10 women's teams and 6 Junior teams participating, there was loads of good close racing with multiple lead changes, 

Practice Day, Southwest District Governor Robert Cummings wrote "The Practice Race went well for the 2017 Women & Juniors North American Championship Re-Scheduled Regatta in Dallas. Looking forward to a beautiful day of sailing tomorrow! It was so much fun meeting sailors from across the country!".

Day 1, Jody Smith reported  that "the first two races had great wind with great sailing" and later reported that "the third race was a great race! A lot of changes of position. The racers put on a sailing clinic. the Junior sailors were sailing close at each mark. The wind was up and down and shifty. The women's standings demonstrate the talent and challenging conditions. Nice job to all the sailors!"

Dari Esfahani reported "What a great day on the water. It was just as much fun to be helping on Race Support, as it was racing" seeing all the smiles on the participants.

Day 2 began with only 4 points separating the top 5 boats. and Dari reported that after 2 more great races "Final Results. Mom wins the Women's and Daughter wins the Juniors", referring to Greta Mittman and Heid Gough as the Women's Champions and Rachel and Michael Mittman as the Junior Champions.

We will gather more pictures and let you know when they are available, but here are some links to some pictures on Flickr by Bruce Moore for you to enjoy, and there are lots morepictures on Facebook.

Race 1 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/22470241@N07/albums/72157689155560245

Race 2 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/22470241@N07/albums/72157685256175702

Race 3 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/22470241@N07/albums/72157686747204624

Congratulations to all the participants!  A big thanks to Corinthian's Fleet 23 and the Southwest District for hosting this great event.  It was wonderful to have 16 boats on the water!  Full Results are here.

2017 Makeup Women and Junior NAC - Corinthian Sailing Club, Dallas, TX

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So exciting!  There are 10 Women's Teams and 6 Junior Teams at the 2017 Makeup Women and Junior NAC.  There will be more to come, but just wanted to share the excitement,  There are lots of pictures on Facebook and we will share some of thoise later, but here is a link to some pictures on Flickr by Bruce Moore for you to enjoy,  https://www.flickr.com/photos/22470241@N07/sets/72157689155560245/

The races are very close and things could change today!  Watch here for further updates! 

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Have you registered yet for the 2017 Make-up Women and Junior NAC?

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Planning is ongoing for the Women's & Juniors Nationals 2017 Makeup Regatta at the Corinthian Sailing Club on September 16-17 in Dallas, Texas!  And what a deal!  For $50.00, they will find registrants a boat, a room, airport transportation, even good crew. All you need to do is get there! If you were already registered in Sandusky, the regatta fee has been waived.

There are currently 8 Women registered, including skippers from Tennessee, Virginia and Missouri! Two were previously registered in Sandusky!  There are also 3 Juniors registered, with 3 thinking about it, and we  need 5 to make a fleet by September 11.

What are you waiting for?  Sign up now - see more information and a link to the registration site here.

Possible Make-up 2017 Women's NAC - Are You Interested?

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Weather in Sandusky prevented the Women's Nationals. Corinthian Sailing Club in Dallas is interested in hosting a make up Regatta - CSC is prepared to host the Women's Nationals on September 16-17. Loaner boats could be provided, or bring your own. If crew is a problem, you can find crew ready, willing and able from our Club. If you are interested in this Regatta, please respond at 5658cummings@gmail.com. If there is interest we will proceed with approval from FSSA. We hope you can join us!

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