CSA Glossary II
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A DockDocks are numbered A through D, with A dock closet to the lake, then B dock, C dock, D dock, and the courtesy dock by the ramp.
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Banquetsee Commodore's Banquet
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Board of Directors ("Board")
CSA's Board consists of a number of directors in addition to a chairman, vice chair, secretary, etc. The Board meets monthly. For elections and appointments, see the Handbook.
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CalendarCSA publishes a calendar on the website: http://csa-sailing.org/Calendar.html
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Cat FieldGrass field located west side of CSA where catamarans are stored.
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Cat BeachThe launching and retrieval location for catamarans located on lake side of cat field.
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ChocksIf you have a boat at CSA you have to have wheel chocks - blocks placed under trailer wheels to keep the trailer from rolling.
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Club RacesAlmost all Sundays, CSA hosts its club races. Typically buoy races in a windward-leeward format, these races are open to all CSA full, associate, and junior members. The committee boat will sound a single horn and leave the harbor at 11am ("Harbor Warning"). One morning race sequence will start around 11:29am. After the race, boats return to the harbor for a social lunch break. The committee boat will again sound a single horn and leave the harbor at 1:30pm to administer two afternoon races. There is no extra cost beyond the membership to participate in the races, and CSA holds several events to introduce and teach racing to interested sailors. CSA also offers opportunity to participate in a race on someone else's sailboat ("crewing").
Details are published in the Handbook.
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Commodore's BanquetAlso known as the Awards Banquet, the Banquet is an annual social event held at different venues every year, typically in January. Racing and sportsmanship trophies are awarded, and the new Commodore relieves the previous officer. Everybody is welcome to register themselves and guests.
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Committee BoatPontoon boat with roof used to run club races and regattas. When on station, the flag mast marks the starboard end of the Starting Line.
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Courtesy DockSee A dock
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Crew DayA great chance for newbies and those thinking about getting into sailing to get on a boat with an experienced skipper. Generally the first Saturday of each month. Check the Calendar.
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CrewingSee Club Races
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CSA, Carlyle Sailing AssociationCSA ("Club") is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation founded in 1971. See Handbook for history.
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Fall Work PartyA week after the boats go to the barn, there's lot's to do to prep the club for the winter.
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Fuel ShedLocated behind 3 whaler carports at seawall next to the race shed. Used only to fuel CSA club-owned boats.
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Gin PoleCrane-like device at the north end of the boat lot used to set masts on larger boats.
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HandbookThe Official Handbook is CSA's "constitution" so to speak. When in doubt, read the Handbook. It's updated every few years to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation of fun at the club. Find it here:
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http://www.csa-sailing.org/aLibrary/CSA_Handbook.pdf
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Harbor MiceSee Junior Sailing
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HarbormasterCSA's only employee (part-time), the harbor master is on duty every weekend during the sailing season. The harbormaster has limited and specific duties and reports to a liaison at the Board of Directors only. At the time of this writing, this Board liaison is Director Jerry DeWille. The harbormaster should not be asked to set up, break down, transport, or repair your boat, supervise your children or pets, nor to teach you sailing. He should be informed if you notice anything unusual, risky or concerning with regard to our club. The Harbormaster resides in the Harbormaster House at the entrance to the club. The office downstairs is a point of first contact for visitors to the club. The rest of the house is his residence, so let's give it respect you would expect your personal residence to receive.
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Harbor WarningSee Club Races
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Hare & HoundAbout once a month on a Saturday during the season, CSA offers a relaxed and fun long distance race. Typically, this is a staggered start format with starting times and registration available at the competitor's meeting at the Pavillion.
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The HillPicnic area on the lake side between the shower house and pavilion.
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HoistFour structures at the seawall, equiped with electric winches. Used to launch and retrieve boats.
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Junior SailingCSA has a great program for kids ranging in age from 8 to 16. There's a weeklong camp, the weekly Harbor Mice and also junior team racing. Check out the Junior Sailing page...
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http://www.csa-sailing.org/Junior_Sailing.html
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Junior Sail CampSee Junior Sailing
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Long Distance RaceAs compared to the club buoy races on Sundays, long distance races are often held as Saturday races (Hare & Hound) as a Sunday club race (Pursuit Race), or various lake-wide races organized by CSA and other clubs around the lake, ie Great Race, Moonlight Regatta, etc.
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The MarksThe "Marks of the Course" is CSA's monthly newsletter, available printed, on the website, or as an emailed PDF.
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Muddy Waters
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Night-Sailing, Full Moon SailCarlyle Lake is a great place for night sails. Remember, your club is open for you 24 hours during the sailing season! Sometimes, CSA organizes night sails for multiple boats to go out in a flotilla. See Calendar for details.
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O.B., Observation BuildingBasically it's the "clubhouse" where all sorts of social events take place. It's also a great place to cool off on a hot day. There are kitchen facilities, restrooms and a pleasant seating area.
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Observation PlatformSmall raised platform/tower located between the race shed and the lake -- this actually is a US Coast Guard operated trilateration station. This serves as a basis for optical devices that can measure movements in the dam.
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Open Housesee Try Sailing Day
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PavillonA lake-shore group of shelters towards the south-west part of the club, equipped with picnic tables and barbecue grills. Every member may use the Pavillion non-exclusively any time without reservation required. Some portions of scheduled club events traditionally take place at the Pavillion.
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PFDPut it on!
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Pole BarnAs you pull into the grounds, you'll see it to your right. It's where club gear is stored.
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Pursuit RaceSee Club Races
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Race ShedLocated at the sea wall on the lake side. Used to store CSA race equipment.
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Race DutyClub races require volunteers to help run things and provide a safe environment. Race duty is a great opportunity to learn how races are run and observe what gives the champions their edge.
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RaceQsA great phone app which logs your progress on the race course and then lets you see how you did against other boats. Check it out at...
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http://raceqs.com/
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RacingSee Club Races
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Racing ClinicHeld once a year, the Racing Clinic is a half-day classroom and half-day on-the-water experience to introduce sailors to sailboat racing. Free and open to all members and guests! Also see Club Races and check the Calendar.
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SeawallStructure at land's end. Take another step and you are in the harbor.
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Shower HouseBathrooms and showers in the building located nearest the lake at the top of the Hill.
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S.O.S., Sisterhood of Sailing
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Spring Work PartyThis happens a week or so before the club opens for the sailing season. It's when we all get together to get things ready.
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Strawberry Regatta, Shortcake Regatta
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Tie-downsStraps, chains, ropes used to secure boat trailers to the parking lot eyes.
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Try Sailing DayAlso known as Open House or Visitor's Day, Try Sailing Day is one of the club's largest recruiting activity. Heavily advertised, we invite the general public to take complimentary sailboat rides on a variety of models.
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Whale Of A SailAnnual regatta
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WhalerMotorcraft used for safety and for mark-set duty during races.
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Whaler boards
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Work chitsee Work Party
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Work Party
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