Corinthian Yacht Club
Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, WA
On behalf of the United States Sailing One Design Class Council, it gives me great pleasure to present Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle WA the One Design Club Award for recognition administrative excellence, fleet growth, creative programming, regatta support, and member contribution–at regional, national and international levels–of the one-design yacht club of the year.
Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle has consistently been one of the most outstanding supporters of one design racing in the US and 2001 was an exceptional year.
During 2001, Corinthian Yacht Club fired off over 1,000 one-design starts as part of 34 different series or regattas. Venues included Puget Sound and Lake Washington and twenty-seven different classes participated. The fleets run deep with 108 boats participating in the club’s One Design Fleet Championships and 111 boats competing in the club’s Junior Regatta.
In 2001 CYC fleets produced the 49er World Champions, Tasar International Champions, 3rd in I14 Worlds, and San Juan 24 North American Champions. Historically the club has always focused on one-design competition, producing 3 Olympic medals, 27 world and international champions, and over 115 North American and national champions.
The key to this success is the club’s commitment to high quality racing, starting with a professional race committee. The superb staff on both the salt water and lake venues guarantees the best possible racing. They have the ability to respond quickly to shifty lake conditions and set marks in several hundred feet of open water. Excellent race management wastes little time on the water allowing dinghies to often get 5 or more starts in one day.
Supporting this effort are active one-design councils within the club. This insures that the competitors have constant input into the racing program.
Corinthian Yacht Club continues to supply the finest in one-design sailing and lives up to its motto of “Sailing at its best.”
Leslie Keller, the CYC treasurer and scorekeeper, is here to accept the Club Award.