The Coastal Bend Model Yacht Club
Cordially Invites you to Attend:
The Spectacular Laser Show and Victoria Sail Out
this coming Saturday as part of
the Grand Re-Opening of Schaefer Lake!
Date: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
Where: Schaefer Lake, Aransas Pass, TX. (Map Link)
2724-2760 Texas 35, Aransas Pass, TX 78336
Lat: 27°56’01.8″N Lon: 97°10’55.6″W
Web Site: http://coastalbendmyc.com/
Potential for: 8 Victorias and 12 Lasers this weekend!
1 brand new laser in the box with radio, receiver, and B,C & D sails available for sale: $635.
Special Visit by the President of the AMYA!
Spot the New Alligator Mascot “El Residente” and observe the abundant wildlife!
Marvel at the Spectacular views and changes after The Flood of the Century!
Enjoy the exhilarating winds that the area offers in abundance!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for More Information!
It was a maintenance day at Schaefer Lake in preparation for the big August 22nd sail out. The water level had dropped from its all time high by 3 feet leaving the dock high and dry on top of the old road. Using an assortment of trucks, ropes, skids and magical levers we moved our floating platform back to its intended position.
Jim discovered early this morning a new resident on Schaefer with rather large teeth and a long reptilian tail. We have dubbed him “El Residente”… in honor of our good friend the AMYA President Ray Seta. Mike commented “I hope we don’t get Ray and the gator mixed up…it would be a shame to keep giving beer to the alligator and raw chicken to Ray.” Mike spent a couple hours retrieving buoys, adding longer lines as Schaefer lake is now 25 to 30 feet deep and redeploying in our familiar semi-circle arrangement.
Tim Erwin dropped by this afternoon as well to pick up his new RC Laser. Tim took the helm of #11 which was out on the water and in no time was mastering the Laser’s sailing techniques. He and Jim spent the late afternoon setting up their boats in preparation for an impromptu sail out tomorrow morning. Mike and I continued to sail on Lake Schaefer till almost dark running “C” sails on our Lasers as the famous CC area winds continued to rise.
Below are some photos showing the dock high aground and its final position.
High and Dry #1
High and Dry #2
High and Dry #3
Back in the Water
This Sunday, August 9th, 4pm until 8pm…….
At the sea wall 300 yards south of the Corpus Christi Marina L-Head. Lat: 27°47’23.9″N Lon: 97°23’32.5″W
Parking is in a free and uncrowded lot between Kinney St. and Park Ave. Enter from the new Shoreline Blvd. park entrance across the street from the pergola.
Markers, 2 minute timer and kayak by C.B.M.Y.C.
Bring your own cold drinks and snacks.
Trip to Harrisons Landing to follow 😉
Fair winds and plunder,
What a fantastic joint sail out we had at Woodlawn Lake this afternoon. There were 7 RC Lasers, 3 OD 39’s, 2 Victoria’s and 3 One Meter boats on the water. Lea G grilled hot dogs, cleaned up afterwards and even sweep out the WSC club house. Thank you so much honey for supporting us and our hobby. Finally, thanks to the folks at Woodlawn for turning out to support the kick-off of our Laser fleet. Hopefully there will be a great deal more interaction between our fleets in the near future.
This afternoon the winds varied between 5 to 10 mph giving us the opportunity to compare the RC Laser’s “A” rig vs. “B” rig performance. Under 8mph the “A” rig had the advantage in both speed and point ability. Over 8mph the “A” rig’s up-wind advantage began to drop off as the “B” rig seemed to come alive! At least twice during the afternoon the “A” rig boats nose dived during gusts while the “B” rig boats raced past them to the finish line. The “A” rigs will be a must for the Woodlawn group with their light summer winds. I doubt seriously we will ever see an “A” rig used on a CBMYC sail out as the winds never seem to drop below 10 mph on our home waters.
Our next CBMYC sail out is planned for this coming Sunday, August 9th at 12pm on the Seawall in Corpus Christi harbor just south of the L-Head. Now that we have 7 RC Lasers in our fleet it would be great to see them out on the water!