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The Awesome Corpus Christ Sea Wall: “An Amphitheater to the Sea!”

36 days until the RED CHEVRON, First Annual Salt Water Challenge – RC Laser Regatta in beautiful downtown Corpus Christi, TX!  We normally stand some 15 feet above the water on top of the sea wall and look down upon our boats with never a worry about a blocked view!  In fact, the sea wall structure was originally designed as “An Amphitheater to the Sea” where spectators would watch sailboat races on the bay. 

Winds are consistently strong this time of year and stream across the bay in an uninterrupted straight line.  C and D rigs are the norm and the locals usually forego purchasing an “A” rig as there is never an opportunity for its use.

Is it too early to talk about weather? Yes and No. Today the brilliant folks at the weather service are forecasting Partly Cloudy skies, 77 degrees, with Winds from the South at 15mph. Tomorrow that forecast could change to Hurricane Force Freezing Winds, Pouring Rain, Ice, Snow, Massive Flooding, you name it. So, what do we do if the weather turns foul?  Simple, WE SAIL! This venue is weather proof and so is the RC Laser!  All weather reports from here on out are just to help our skippers pack the appropriate clothing.  Here is a video showing the condition of the venue just hours after the passage of Hurricane Harvey.

Here are some additional photos and video of the sailing venue:


The Upper Walkway.


The Lower Walk Way


RC Lasers Lined Up and Ready to Sail


The Race Committee’s Pergola


Lunch will Arrive Soon


Preparing to Race


A Walk Way at Water Level and Another 15 Feet Above.


An Outer Sea Wall Divides the Harbor From The Bay.


Flat Water in The Harbor No Matter How Hard the Wind Blows


In the Distance White Caps Role Across Corpus Christi Bay

Video of the Racing Venue from the Water: 

THE INAUGURAL, SALT WATER CHALLENGE – RC LASER REGATTA

For those who have yet to see the Facebook post, we have officially released the Notice of Race (N.O.R.) for the long anticipated Green Chevron, RC Laser Regatta to be held in Corpus Christi, TX.   The date has been set for Saturday, February 18th, 2017 and yes, this will be an easy laid back 1 day Regatta.  Hopefully many of our RC Laser friends in the area will attend and help us make this an annual event.  Special thanks are owed to Laura Jasso, Special Events Program Manager for the City of Corpus Christi and Peter Davidson, Marina Superintendent for the City of Corpus Christi for their outstanding support of our event and club.    If you plan to attend please fill out the registration on the N.O.R. and e-mail it back to me at egregory@satx.rr.com.  Here is the link to the N.O.R.: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CBMYC/

Best Regards,
Eric Gregory