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An association of like-minded windsurfers joined to
promote and protect windsurfing in the Coastal Bend

CCWA board has new idea to build membership
March 2011 - The CCWA Board met on Feb 13 at the CC Yacht Club to plan a club meeting to discuss and vote on expanding Enes Yilmazer, Chip Ducrest, Chad Allen, Alissa Inman, Carrie RobertsonCCWA to include other boardsport enthusiasts, including surfers and kiteboarders, in the club and renaming it the "Corpus Christi Watersports Association."
   The idea was borne from the realization that the club is dwindling in members and participation. So branching out to include a wider range of watersports, other than just windsurfing, is the solution the board is bringing forward, to prevent the club from folding. It would include more people, raise our memberships and expand our possibilities.
MEETING TO VOTE ON NEW NAME
   Since changing the name of CCWA would require approval of the membership, the board will be scheduling a club meeting for all members soon. We'll start with a social and dinner, then move on into the meeting, calling for a vote on the name change decision. Current dues must be paid in order to vote. You can pay dues up to beginning of meeting. Also, we'll have CCWA Tshirts for sale at a special price of $10 for members ($15 non-members). STAY TUNED FOR MEETING DATE, TIME & LOCATION.

CCWA partners with Surfrider Foundation
Skip the Plastic campaign
January 2011 - The CCWA has joined the Skip the Plastic (STP) campaign, spearheaded by the Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. The campaign was adapted from the Surfrider’s national Rise Above Plastics campaign.
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Robertson discusses conflicts with bay group
Carrie Robertson, left, represented CCWA at the bays workshop.
Carrie Robertson, left, represented CCWA at the bays workshop.
January 2011 - CCWA's webmaster Carrie Robertson represented area windsurfers during the "Challenges To Sharing and Conserving Our Bays" workshop organized by Costal Bays Bend Foundation at the Harte Research Institute Jan 7-8. The event brought bay users of all kinds together to discuss best practices and to recommend to government regulators ideas for protecting resources. She told the crowd of mostly fishermen and hunters that launch access was important to the windsurfing community. She also told them that, despite occasional user conflicts among windsurfers, fishermen and kiteboarders, there are generally very few problems in bay waters. She said that the few conflicts that do exist are usually on the Gulf beaches where favorite wave breaks draw various users groups to one specific area, which causes congestion and competition for waves.
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Oleander Cleanup takes place in rain, cold
January 2011 - Commodore Chip Ducrest and six other volunteers (Philippe and Florence Tissot, Amelia Everett, Adlai Niggebrugge, Michael Williamson and Alissa Inman) conducted a clean up at Oleander Point on January 15. Chip provided tacos and coffee in the parking lot and the workers didn't let the cold and rain stop them. CCWA adopted the popular windsurfing launch through the City's Adopt A Park program and will be conducting cleanups throughout the year.
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Olivier Jallais featured in Member Stories
December 2010 - CCCWA member Olivier Jallais in Member StoriesMike Murphy recently contributed an article he wrote about local windsurfer Olivier Jallais, Corpus' local windsurfing guru, to the CCWA Member Stories page. Murphy also submitted the article to the Padre Island Moon newspaper, which has run several of his articles about windsurfing over the past year.
READ ARTICLE ON CCWA MEMBER STORIES PAGE

CCWA events fill fall with activity, social opps
December 2010 - Read more > Oleander Point CleanupIt's been an active fall for CCWA, starting with a party on October 15 at Carrie & Pete's house on North Beach, which about 20 people attended.
   On Saturday morning, October 16, CCWA Commodore Chip Ducrest lead a beach cleanup at Oleander Point which five CCWA members helped out with (view photos).
   On November 13, the CCWA Board of Directors organized a fall social at Brewster Street Icehouse CCWA Social at Brewster's - click image to enlargewhich about 10 sailors attended. Brewster's provided free drinks and appetizers, and a playground which made the evening even more enjoyable for those of us who brought their kids!
   The CCWA Christmas party took place on December 3 at Vice Commodore Enes' house. CCWA provided the turkey and members brought desserts and side dishes. The existing CCWA officers were re-elected during the party.  
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2011 SWAP MEET
May 7 - North Beach
This year's CCWA Wind & Water Swap Meet will be held on Saturday, May 7, in a new location - the south end of North Beach - and be held in conjunction with a new city-wide garage sale called "Beach Sail."
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Enes Yilmazer in Caller-Times
Enes Yilmazer in Caller-Times
CCWA Vice Commodore featured in local paper with article, video, photos
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Commodore to the rescue!
Chip Ducrest rescues sea turtle

Chip Ducrest rescues sea turtle

CCWA Commodore Chip Ducrest rescues sea turtle stunned by cold weather.

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CCWA T-shirts available
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CC Bay Platform Weather Kiosk
CC Bay Platform
Weather Kiosk

This new weather website for Corpus Christi Bay provides graphic representations of air temperature, wind speed, wind direction and barometric pressure for the past 24 hours, taken from a platform located two miles off Cole Park in the middle of the bay. The kiosk is sponsored by the Division of Nearshore Research.
DNR CC BAY KIOSK
DNR CC BAY STATION OVERVIEW
 
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