Don’t Mess with Texas Corinthian

MeetTeam Texas

This is Texas Corinthian Yacht Club’s first foray here at the Baldwin Cup. Let’s find out how they tick:

Crew Wylie “Coyote” Masterson 

Where are ya from? Austin

What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee, aspirin, prayer

Sail with a significant other? Depends, if I like him that morning

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? My favorite thing is the camaraderie within the team and the competitor’s.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? First Rodeo

The hardest……losing, of course.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
Jury is still out

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Southern, there is a traitor amongst their group!!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We are the most FUN!!!

George “Duck” Johnston

Where are ya from? Phoenix, AZ

What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Don’t shower until we win.

Sail with a significant other? Families that sail together, fail together

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Getting mean enough.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Showing how much bigger (aka better) everything is in Texas.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? I don’t understand the question.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? See “favorite moment” answer.

Crew Eric “Dr Luv” Ellis

Where are ya from? Tejas mon

What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish & Solings

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Check notice board on way to boat, bend on sails & chill in the shade for a bit.

Sail with a significant other? Depends, Sure. Why knot!

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest – Individualism.
Favorite – getting the team to come around to “my” way of thinking… Lol

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Gettin the invite!!! Team Tex is psyched for the gutter boat races ???

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? SFYC and TCYC have been neck & neck in recent regattas, so Im sure Chris & the gang will bring their A game.

NYYC – gonna depend on how much wine we share at dinner! Always a good time with the lads.

SYC – the south will rise again!! Those Southern boys usually raise the “bar” pretty high.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? You bet your boots!

YeeHaw

Skipper Andy “Dr” Beeckman

Where are ya from? all over

What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Nothing special – just win baby

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Favorite this is a 1,2,3 at the finish line

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? The cushions

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The Mai Tais & $.50 beer [apparently Mai Tais have messed with Andy’s pricing skills]

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Probably

Crew Doug “Hey You” Johnston

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Houston native but live in Santa Monica. Washington & Lee, won the inaugural Championship of Champions in 1976

What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish, Teal, Corinthian, Maverick, Soling, 470, Thistle, Flying Scot, 5.5 Metre

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Ritz crackers and prayer. Special clothes ritual.

Sail with a significant other? A priest, we may need that

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Meditation

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Well at least one of us lives in California.

Probably the remarkable women.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Even though Texans are not generally known for their politically-correct demeanor, we promise not to abuse our less-accomplished rivals.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because finishing next to last in a 2-team race wins

Skipper Andy “Andy” Johnston

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Houston, Texas, and Princeton

What did you learn to sail in? Sailfish in Galveston, Texas

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Get my mind into the game.

Sail with a significant other? Used to, wish we did it more

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Keeping calm. Chaos is everywhere.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Can’t wait for the experience…and return to NHYC for the first time since 1968 Olympic Trials. Tight race course should make it FUN.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? All the young teams look very tough.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Beginner’s luck and clean livin’

Crew Marjorie “Smarge” Crawford

Where are ya from? Houston

What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish, Teals

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Board the dog

Sail with a significant other? Significant other, who needs one of those?

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hearing my name over the microphone!!!

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Marooned on a Murphy boat for a night…

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Southern because we see them more. Kill everyone with our Texas charm!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Beginners luck

Texas Corinthian

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