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LEUKEMIA CUP RESULTS | KAYAK FISHING THE MARSH | HISTORY OF THE FINN DINGHY | ‘COOL’ RECIPES

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Grass & Weed The influence of marine plants on inshore & offshore fishing

SAILING

Monitoring Bacteria After the Floods

Meet Your 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team

Surprising Diveristy on Texas’ Artificial Reefs

FOR GOLD


[Letter from the Publisher]

Admiral (Publisher) Charles Milby Vice Admiral (President) Rick Clapp Rear Admiral (Editor) Mary Alys Cherry The information booklet for Olympic Sailing in 1962

An Olympic Sailing Summer

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he 2016 Summer Olympics are little less than a month away. Don’t miss the opportunity to come to the Houston Yacht Club on July 27 and meet the 2016 U.S. Sailing Olympic Team. It will be great fun for the whole family. For more on this, visit Houstonyachtclub.com A sailing event was planned for the summer games of the first Olympiad in 1896 but the officials in Athens decided to cancel the events due to bad weather. Sailing has been in every Olympic Games since, except for the 1904 games, which were held in St. Louis, Mo. It’s a little hard to hold a regatta on the Mississippi River. Women competed in the mixed sailing events in 1900. In the Games of the XXIV Olympiad held in Seoul Korea, woman got to compete for the first time in their own event. In this year’s Olympics the women will compete in four events of their own. Women in Olympic Sailing • 1988: 8 events (1 men’s, 1 women’s, 6 mixed) • 1992-1996: 10 events (3 men’s, 3 women’s, 4 mixed) • 2000: 11 events (3 men’s, 3 women’s, 5 mixed) • 2004-2008: 11 events (4 men’s, 4 women’s, 3 mixed • 2012: 10 events (6 men’s, 4 women’s) • 2016: 10 events (5 men’s, 4 women’s 1 mixed) Going into the last race of the 1976 Olympics the U.S. Team of John Kolius, Richard Hoepfner, and Walter Glasgow, all Galveston Bay sailors, were in 7th place. Sailing one of the best races of their careers, the team from Texas somehow pulled off a win and the team from East Germany stumbled just a bit and ended up 7th. After a throw-out, both teams were tied. Under the Olympic scoring system, and after all the previous races were scored, the Americans won the silver medal. This year’s U.S. Olympic Sailing team will be heading to Rio with high hopes. We join others in the hope that all goes well for them. They have trained hard and should be ready for anything on and off the water. Don’t extrapolate your poultry before incubation and remember this is a sailboat race, anything can happen. Every issue of Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine is now delivered to your home or business through email. If you would like to be placed on this list, message us on Facebook or email art@baygroupmedia.com

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Paris Henken and Helena Scutt. Photo: Will Ricketson

| July/August 2016 8|Snapshots

22|The Finn Dinghy

10|Kayak Marsh Fishing Report and Preferred Boats

24|Sailing Champion Dave Perry

12|Seaweed!

26|The Galley: Cool Recipes

14|New Life For Old Structures

28|What’s In Your Bag?

YOUR fishing and surfing photos emailed in to GCM. Submit photos for next issue to art@baygroupmedia.com

Schooling redfish, the lures to bring them in and the yaks that will get you to them. By Cody Phillips

This floating ‘weed’ is a blessing for offshore anglers. It provides habitat and protection for prey species that lure in dorado, tripletail, ling and other target fish.

Scientists are finding a surprising diversity of life on Texas’ artificial reefs. By Janice Van Dyke Walden

16|Grass in Galveston Bay

The different varieties of sea grass found in the Bay, and along the Texas Coast, and how they affect water quality and fishing. By Capt. Steve Soule

18|Sailing For Gold

Rio U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Roster Announced. Meet your 2016 Olympic Sailors.

20|Leukemia Cup Regatta

Results and photography from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event at Houston Yacht Club.

Designed in 1949, this dinghy has been in every Summer Olympics since 1952. By Charles Milby

Dave Perry on his roots, influences, techniques and the love of sailing. Interview by Charles Milby

The Texas heat is no joke. Cool down and enjoy these fresh food ideas for energy and staying hydrated. By Betha Merit

Beat the summer heat with these items and apparel. By Patty Kane

30|The Bacteria After The Storm

Galveston Bay Foundation water quality monitors find high concentrations of bacteria after the floods. By Galveston Bay Foundation Staff

ON THE COVER RS:X Olympic sailor Marion Lepert. Photo by Will Ricketson

Contents Lakewood team wins Marco Rissotti Trophy ________________p. 9 Nautical Trivia ________________p. 9 Nautical Numbers ________________p. 9 Hot Weather, Hot Fishing ________________p. 13 Reef Fish Species and Identification ________________p. 15 Fishing/Sailing Books and DVDs ________________p. 29 Boats for Sale ________________p. 32 Galveston Bay Tides ________________p. 34

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1. Robert Johnson sightcasted this upper slot redfish. 2. Cody Moravits with a sightcasted jack crevalle from the south Texas surf. 3. Gina Dominique of Kemah with a big snapper. 4. Ed Goode of League City with a great sailfish. 5. Matt Antonell’s 26.5� redfish. 6. Garrett Blumenshine with a sheepshead. 7. Troy Noska noseriding some G-town surf. Photo by @adamisraelvaladez

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experienced this you need to put it on you bucket list. I’ve witnessed this hundreds of times and my adrenaline still skyrockets every time. If you can cast a rod and reel, you can guarantee a redfish on the end of your line.

Preferred boats: The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 is favored because I can cover tons of water with half the effort thanks to the mirage drive. Also having your hands free increases your catch percentage on the water by being able to fire a bait at any fish that shows their location. Seconds can be the difference between you hooking up with a fish.

Marsh Report and Preferred Boats From Galveston Kayak Charters By Cody Phillips

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this month, most kayak anglers were deterred from getting on the water. The rain has stacked fish in certain locations up and down the coast. Those who have braved the weather were rewarded with full stringers of speckled trout and redfish. This time of year, the Gulf pushes tons of small baitfish into the bays including brown shrimp, shad, croaker and glass minnows. That’s why

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my lures of choice have been Wedge tails in blk/chartreuse or chartreuse and Vudu Shrimp by Egret Baits. Last week, the big gulf shrimp hit the coast. Many people were taking advantage of this by cast netting on the beach front and loading up.

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Marsh report: With the higher than normal tides, we have taken full advantage by locating schools of redfish in the back marshes. Groups of 10 to 25 reds have been swimming the banks destroying anything in their paths. If you’ve never

The Hobie Mirage Outback also has all the advantages like the Pro Angler but is a lighter hull that allows you to load and unload by yourself. This boat paddles very well with minimal effort.


NAUTICAL NUMBERS

10 Lakewood Team USA Wins the Marco Rissotti Trophy

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akewood Yacht Club’s youth sailing Red Team celebrates a first-place victory at the Trofeo Marco Rissotti Regatta in Venice, Italy. After three days of intense racing, the U.S. team earned top honors on the podium. Lakewood Red dominated the race course on day 1 of racing, winning all of their races that day. Light winds

and heavy storms postponed racing on day 2. By day 3, conditions improved enough for Lakewood Red to take the lead, losing only one of their races to hold on for the win. Dutch Byerly and winning teammates Zane Rogers, Paul Houston, Yumi Yosiyashu, and Michael Burns brought home the Venice Optimist International Cup, on loan from Italy.

June 2016, Eric Ozolins caught the largest of only 6 land-based mako sharks on record caught in the Western Gulf of Mexico from the beach in South Padre Island. The mako was 10’10.”

9 Red snapper fishing is regulated by the state within the first 9 nautical miles from shore. That season is not closed and has regulations like trout, redfish and flounder.

60 Redfish are related to trout, but the two have completely different life spans. An adult trout is about 9 years old, where redfish can live to be 60 years old.

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[ F I S H I N G ]

A BLESSING FOR OFFSHORE ANGLERS

By Capt. Joe Kent

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eaweed or Sargassum Weed as it is called is found mostly in the Atlantic Ocean and comes in concentrations from the Sargasso Sea. Sargassum

Weed’s name is a result of Portuguese sailors likening this ocean-dwelling species’ bladder’s appearance to small grapes called salgazo. Sargassum weed gravitates toward milder, more temperate and tropical oceans and farther toward shallow

bodies of water. While some Sargassum weed attaches to the ocean floor, there are two species – the natan and the fluitan – that have become holopelagic, which means that they drift and migrate around the oceans and bodies of water throughout the world, though they are mostly concentrated in the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding bodies of water such as the Gulf of Mexico. Sargassum weed acts as a Tripletail mobile transport are also found habitat for a around great variety of weedlines. marine life and as sublime refuge for young fish that may lack mobility. When young fish find a safe haven in Sargassum weed, they are far more protected from the ocean’s predators, thus making it possible to survive to adulthood. These patches of seaweed as we call

“August is in my opinion the best month for offshore fishing along the upper Texas Coast.” them provide shelter, food and a place where schools of fish may form, further protecting young fish and other marine life. Many species of marine life take refuge in the Sargassum weed and travel thousands of miles with this floating habitat, seeking protection and survival. With the presence of all of these young fish in one location, large fish often hover around, awaiting a shot at the young prey. All of this serves as a great advantage for anglers in search of the predator fish. (Continued on page 13)

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“One of the best ways to fish long weed lines is to troll both sides.” August is in my opinion the best month for offshore fishing along the upper Texas Coast. Anglers able to make it 20 miles out should easily locate this fishing phenomena and the variety of fish in and around it. Chicken Dorado, as the smaller of the species of Dorado are called, attack small bait with a vengeance and fishermen focusing on weed lines and patches mop up on them.

One nice thing about Dorado is that there are no bag or size limits; however, with that being said, good stewardship dictates taking only as many as you, your family and friends will consume. For table fare, Dorado are among the best fish in the ocean. Other fish commonly found among seaweed are all of the pelagic fish, tripletail and all sorts of small bait fish. Offshore anglers fishing

off of the Texas Gulf Coast encounter basically two types of seaweed concentrations. Weed Lines and Weed Patches. Weed Lines are, as the term suggests, long lines of seaweed clumped together along a tide line or water color change. The patches are big clumps ranging in size from a few square yards to several acres. One of the best ways to fish long weed lines is to troll both sides. However, often there is so much scattered seaweed along the edges that trolling can be frustrating as the lures keep getting clogged with the weed. Drift fishing is the other popular method for fishing around seaweed and is the method of choice if trolling is a problem. Once a strike takes place, it is a good idea to chum the area to keep the schools of fish nearby. Dorado in particular will continue to feed although others in the school are hooked and fighting for survival.

HOT WEATHER, HOT FISHING By Capt. David Dillman Spec-tacular Trout Adventures 832-228-8012

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upon us along the Upper Coast. July and August are the warmest months of the year. Typically, winds are light and the temperatures can climb toward the 100 degree mark. Fishing can be just as hot, but heat related health problems are a concern. I have personally suffered problems from the heat of our Texas summer. It should not be taken lightly. Here are a few tips I can offer to combat heat related illness. Prevention is the key! 1. Wear light colored and loose fitting clothing. I prefer lightweight 100 percent cotton clothing. 2. Keep hydrated. Drink lots of water. Sport drinks are fine such as Gatorade, Powerade, etc...but always follow the 2:1 rule. One sports drink then 2 bottles of water. 3. Avoid energy drinks, soda and

alcohol. These drinks dehydrate you! 4. If you find yourself not sweating, this is a serious sign of heat exhaustion. Seek a cool shaded area immediately. Slowly start to consume cool water. Something cool can be applied to the neck

Some of the largest ling I have caught have come from seaweed concentrations as there is another benefit that comes from the big concentrations and that is shade. Ling and Dorado love shade during the heat of the day and seaweed definitely offers that benefit. Just about any bait used otherwise for offshore fishing will be good for fishing the weed lines and patches. The idea is to keep the bait suspended anywhere from the surface to just a few feet below. One of the best ways to test an area is to toss some chopped bait into the water. If fish are nearby, they normally will come check it out and you can actually see your target. Fishing around seaweed offshore is one of my favorite types of fishing. If you have not tried it, chances are you will share my enthusiasm once you experience it.

area. If symptoms worsen, seek medical attention. On the fishing side, July and August are excellent months to catch speckled trout. As I type, Galveston Bay had its second influx of fresh water this year. The Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers both released lots of water downstream. Hopefully we have seen the last of the torrential rains this year. During July/ August deep water structure will be the key to locating schools of Speckled Trout. The oyster reefs along the channel from markers 52-62 will yield good catches of trout. The adjacent gas wells known as the “Exxon A-Lease” will hold fish. These wells produce nice catches every year during this period. As we move towards the second week of August, Trinity Bay should start seeing improved catches coming from the numerous wells and deep water shell reefs. The fishing in Trinity has been almost non-existent since the April floods. Eagle Point Fishing Camp provides easy access to the channel, wells and Trinity Bay. With ample parking, a three lane boat ramp, fuel and live bait, they provide all that anglers need for a great day of fishing. Remember to be courteous on the water. Tight Lines! GulfCoastMariner.com

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Snapper, especially, benefit from artificial reef structures.

New Life for Old Structures Scientists are finding a surprising diversity of life on Texas’ artificial reefs By Janice Van Dyke Walden

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Divers at reef MIA7 hover above a decommissioned platform in 150 feet of water 50 miles offshore Matagorda Island. Photo: Harte Research Institue

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f there’s one uptick to the oil business, it’s that an old rig can bring new life. Off the coast of Texas, some 195 structures, many of them decommissioned oil and gas platforms, are forming artificial reefs that provide intense colonies of marine life. For sports fishermen, these are the go-to fishing spots. For divers, these are dazzling underworlds of color and diversity. For scientists, these are proof that the complex web of marine life can take place if provided space and structure. Artificial reefs provide a solution to the barren bottom often found in northwestern Gulf of Mexico. With the exception of a few natural banks, much of the ocean floor offshore Texas has no form for marine life to cling to, the kind of base that allows reef colonies to form. “Muddy and silty,” is how Jennifer Wetz describes the underwater terrain. As Fisheries Project Manager for Harte Research Institute (HRI), Wetz has been diving and using Remote Operating Vehicles to study fish life among artificial reefs. What she and her colleagues are finding among Texas’ artificial reefs is surprising. “We didn’t expect to see how quickly these artificial reefs attract marine life,” says HRI Executive Director Dr. Larry McKinney. Not only do submerged platforms become quickly colonized, they

populate with an impressive diversity of fish. In their study completed last year, HRI found 52 fish species from all observed sites, Snapper being the most common. “We also found the marine life habitat to be more complex than expected,” says McKinney. That’s encouraging news to Chris Ledford, Artificial Reef Specialist at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, who has a queue of 25 structures in the process of being converted and permanently reefed. With 81 reef sites in Texas – an increase from 64 in 2014 - those structures will eventually add to 7 more reef sites being planned. McKinney sees the artificial reefs as taking the pressure off the region’s few natural reefs. “The number of fishermen with fast, long-range boats are increasing, as are good, relatively inexpensive electronics, making it easier to find these natural reefs. So what these artificial reefs do is make more opportunities available to the recreational fisherman, and it spreads the pressure away from the natural systems.” An estimated 3,000 nonproducing platforms remain in the Gulf, under terms to be permanently removed. If a company is thinking of decommissioning an old platform, converting it to a reef makes sense for the environment, and it could save them money. By converting a 4-pile structure to an artificial reef, a company could realize a savings of up to half a million dollars. To find out more, visit: http://tpwd. texas.gov/landwater/water/habitats/ artificial_reef/index.phtml


Reef Species Hart Research Institute’s ROV (remote operating vessel) documented these species on their study sites, listed here in order of most common to least common. (Data courtesy of Jennifer Wetz, M.S., Harte Research Institute.) Red Snapper

Lutjanus campechanus

Spanish Hogfish

Bodianus rufus

Mangrove Snapper

Lutjanus griseus

Blue Angelfish

Holacanthus bermudensis

Rock Hind Epinephelus adscensionis Horse-eye Jack

Caranx latus

Yellow Jack Caranx bartholomaei Spotfin Hogfish

Bodianus pulchellus

Great Barracuda

Sphyraena barracuda

Blue Runner

Caranx crysos

Lookdown Selene vomer Atlantic Spadefish

Chaetodipterus faber

Vermillion Snapper

Rhomboplites aurorubens

Damselfish sp.

Stegastes sp.

Creole Fish Paranthias furcifer Gray Triggerfish

Balistes capriscus

Almaco Jack

Seriola rivoliana

Greater Amberjack

Seriola dumerili

Crevalle Jack

Caranx hippos

Rainbow Runner

Elagatis bipinnulata

Spotfin Butterflyfish

Chaetodon ocellatus

Sheepshead

Archosargus probatocephalus

Reef Butterflyfish

Chaetodon sedentarius

Tomtate Haemulon aurolineatum Bermuda Chub

Kyphosus sectatrix

Bluehead wrasse

Thalassoma bifasciatum

Queen Angelfish

Holacanthus ciliaris

Cobia Rachycentron canadum Blue Tang Acanthurus coeruleus African Pompano

Alectis ciliaris

Bar Jack Caranx ruber Black Jack Caranx lugubris Sandbar Shark

Carcharhinus plumbeus

French Angelfish

Pomacanthus paru

Lionfish Pterois volitans Black Margate

Anisotremus surinamensis

Squirrelfish Holocentrus adscensionis Townsend Angelfish

Holacanthus sp.

Sergeant Major

Abudefduf saxatilis

Porkfish

Anisotremus virginicus

Creole wrasse

Clepticus parrae

Scamp Grouper

Mycteroperca phenax

Sharpnose Puffer

Canthigaster rostrata

Doctorfish Acanthurus chirurgus Palometa Trachinotus goodei Permit Trachinotus falcatus Silky Shark Carcharhinus falciformus Pigfish Orthopristis chrysoptera Lane Snapper

Lutjanus synagris

Yellowtail Snapper

Ochyurus chrysurus

Cubera Snapper

Lutjanus cyanopterus

Rock Beauty

Holacanthus tricolor

Brown Chromis

Chromis multilineata

Bicolor Damselfish

Stegastes partitus

Parrotfish sp. Scaridae

Visit http://tpwd.texas.gov/gis/ris/artificialreefs for an interactive map of artificial reefs off the Texas coast, their water depth and GPS location.

Yellowmouth Grouper

Mycteroperca interstitialis

Goliath Grouper

Epinephelus itajara

Warsaw Grouper

Epinephelus nigritus GulfCoastMariner.com

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The Importance of Sea Grass in Galveston Bay and the Texas Coast By Capt. Steve Soule www.theshallowist.com

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alveston Bay doesn’t have a large amount of sea grass. Prior to 2008 we had very little at all, with the exception of Christmas Bay and three areas where grass had been planted by the Galveston Bay Foundation during the late 1990s. Galveston’s West Bay did historically have sea grasses, like much of the Texas coastline, but they had long since been wiped out. During the 1990s, when I moved to the Galveston area and started fishing, Christmas Bay was the only area where I could consistently find sea grass beds to fish. Though, there were years when certain coves in West Galveston would grow sea grass, it was primarily widgeon grass. It might grow well one year and then not be seen in the area for several years. Back then, I didn’t really realize why this grass was here some years and not others. I did however always know the benefit of the sea grasses and the incredible habitat that it provides for sea life.

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Enter the Galveston Bay Foundation and their efforts to restore the bay in the mid to late 90s. They had already been involved in some shoreline restoration projects where they would replant shoreline grasses (Spartina). They also planted sea grass in three areas along the south shoreline of West Bay at Dana Cove, behind Galveston Island State Park, Snake Island Cove and at San Luis Pass behind the old water treatment plant. All of these areas still grow grass well, with Dana and Snake Island probably being the most prolific, and these grasses still thrive today. The type of sea grass that was planted at these areas is shoal grass These patches of planted grass were a fantastic improvement for the bay. Prior to these plantings, there was only sporadic grass growth along the north shore spoils, primarily widgeon grass. Due to these grass projects and an interesting set of recurring circumstances, the shorelines of West Bay have been transformed. All of us who fish are well aware of how breezy

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Galveston can be during spring with wind directions predominantly from the south or southeast. There are many days when 15-25 mile per hour winds are the norm. Stepping back and taking a look at the big picture, and remembering the three areas where grass was planted and thriving, add some powerful south winds and a seeding period in late spring, and the result is spotty grass growth This 27-inch along trout came from north shore a mix of widgeon and shoal grass. spoils. The first area that I remember seeing it was west of Karankawa cut. This long flat filled in with grass rather quickly while other areas took slightly longer to grow. Next was the stretch from Greens Cut to Karankawa Cut. Over the years since, this grass has spread and now covers nearly every inch of the West Bay spoils.

“Shoal grass is an incredible water filter and provides very good cover and habitat.”

Types of Sea Grass We don’t experience the same level of grass growth every year, nor do we have the same grasses appearing. We have high and low salinity years, and as it turns out, some

grasses are more adept at growing during each of these types of years. Spartina grass (Spartina alterniflora) along our shorelines grow in both high and low salinity and don’t seem to be effected much by annual changes.

Shoal grass (Halodule wrightii) grows well during higher salinity years and has some interesting characteristics. This species, native along nearly all of the Texas Coast, is a straight bladed grass with small fibers along its blades. These fibers do an amazing job of filtering small particulate matter from the water column. This is the grass that gives us very clear water by trapping suspended silt in the water column so common in the Galveston area.

Widgeon grass (Ruppia maritima), grows prolifically in lower salinities and it is very different when compared to shoal grass. Widgeon grass has multiple offshoots along the length of the plant stem, grows rapidly during low salinity periods and grows much taller than shoal grass. This grass will continue to grow rapidly during spring and will often grow to the water’s surface. Interestingly, as we often


experience high tides in spring in conjunction with higher south winds, widgeon grass will grow to the level of the water during these high tides. This sounds great, and as it benefits the environment, it is. Due to the multiple offshoots, greater height and the density of its growth, this grass makes for an exceptional cover structure for all of the small prey animals that inhabit these areas, and the predators that follow them. Not that it makes much difference, nor can we change what mother nature sends our way in terms of weather, but it will help you to understand when and where these grasses grow and how they will impact the water where they are present. Shoal grass is an incredible water filter and provides very good cover and habitat for small fish, crabs and shrimp that redfish and trout frequently feed upon. Widgeon grass on the other hand, does not tend to filter

the water column nearly to the degree that shoal grass will. Widgeon grass will definitely grow much thicker and provide a great habitat for both prey and predator, but will not give us the clarity of water that shoal grass provides. For those who have been fishing the grassy areas over the past few years, you are quite aware that 2015 and now 2016 have not been great water quality years.

The underlying case has been low salinity. Though we do have some areas with shoal grass, for the most part the bay floor has been taken over by widgeon grass and will stay that way until late summer when salinities are higher. Unfortunately, this is in my experience typically too late for the shoal grass to recover and grow as the early season growth of the widgeon will choke out and prevent photosynthesis.

One last note about sea grasses and Galveston Bay, and well the entire Texas Coast for that matter. Don’t quote me on the exact timing, but two-to-three years ago, Texas Parks and Wildlife department passed a law prohibiting the intentional destruction of sea grasses. These grasses are a valuable and limited part of the overall habitat, providing cover structure for numerous animals both predatory and prey. This resource can be damaged and frequently is by boaters either unaware or not concerned. Given the rate of growth and expansion of the areas with sea grasses over the past ten years, we can only hope to see a continuation of this trend. With some cautious stewardship from all who operate boats in these areas, this may be a trend that continues and provides excellent habitat and fishing for many years to come.

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[ S A IL I N G ]

The USA Olympic Sailing Team. Good luck patriots!!

Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Roster Announced

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n April, the last of seven regattas comprising the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Athlete Selection Series concluded, and US Sailing confirmed the names of the 15 sailors who will represent the United States at the Olympic Games this coming August. The team hails from eight U.S. States and territories including California, Washington, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, Florida, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The finalization of the Olympic Team is the culmination of three and a half years of intense training and racing by dozens of America’s best sailors. “An impressive effort was submitted by the entire fleet of U.S. sailors who competed in the Olympic Sailing Team Selection Series,” said Josh Adams, managing director of U.S. Olympic Sailing. “It was

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an objective test of talent in a highly competitive field, and the athletes who ultimately won selection to the team had to earn it. The athletes selected to the team not only proved they belong in Rio, but this is a team of Olympic sailors Americans can be proud of.” The US Sailing Team Sperry, the annually-selected national sailing team in Olympic classes, was one of the first teams to set up an extensive

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training operation at the 2016 sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition to competing at events around the world, American sailors have collectively logged hundreds of days of training at the Games venue in Rio since London 2012. Since selection, Team USA sailors entered an even more focused phase of their training, overseen by two-time Olympic medalist and High Performance Director Charlie McKee (Bend, Ore.) and an experienced staff of coaches. “U.S. sailors have been preparing for the Rio racecourses since early in the Olympic quad,” said Adams. “Now we enter the final stage of pre-Games training, which is critical to athlete success in Rio. Our team of athletes, coaches, technical experts and support staff are making every day count between now and the Olympic Games by

focusing a comprehensive training effort on the field of play in Rio.” The Rio 2016 team is a potent mix of young, hungry talent, and experienced veterans. Both 470 teams look strong heading into the summer, with 2015 Olympic Test Event victors Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) in the women’s fleet, and North American and Open European Champions Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) as the men’s representatives. McNay will earn the rare distinction of becoming a three-time Olympian. World Champion, Rolex World Sailor of the Year, threetime Pan American Games medalist and US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will make her second


consecutive Olympic Games appearance. Railey and McNay will be the only returning members of the London 2012 sailing team. The United States has won more medals in Olympic sailing than any other nation, with 59. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from Aug. 5-21, 2016, and the sailing events will be based at Marina da Gloria on Rio de Janeiro’s harbor front. The largest sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games will feature approximately 10,500 athletes from over 200 countries competing in 306 medal events. The sailing events will feature up to 380 athletes competing in ten classes. RIO 2016 U.S. OLYMPIC SAILING TEAM: ROSTER Listed in Order of Date of Selection

49er (Men’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff): Thomas Barrows (St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.) and teammate Joe Morris (Annapolis, Md.) – For Barrows, this will be a second shot at the Olympic podium, having represented the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Laser class in 2008. Five-time U.S. National Champion and college sailing standout Morris will compete at his first career Olympics.

Bora Gulari & Louisa Chafee. Photo: Jen Edney

will be the first Olympic Games appearances for both Henken and Scutt, who won bronze at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Nacra 17 (Mixed Two-Person Multihull): Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.) and Louisa Chafee (Warwick, R.I.) – Two-time Moth World Champion and 2009 US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Gulari will team up with college All-American Chafee in the first Olympic Games appearances for both. Laser Radial (Women’s One-Person Dinghy): Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) – Rio 2016 will be the second consecutive Olympics for Railey, a World Champion,

Finn (Men’s One-Person Heavyweight Dinghy): Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) – Paine, a Sailing World Cup Series Champion, has been the top-ranked American Finn sailor since 2012, and will compete in his first career Olympics. Laser (Men’s OnePerson Dinghy): Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) – The Laser North American Champion, Two-Time College Sailor of the Year and Toronto 2015 Pan American Games representative will sail at his first career Olympic Games.

Pedro Pascual. Photo: Jen Edney

Men’s RS:X (Men’s Board): Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.) – Pascual won the RS:ONE European Championship before making gold fleet at the 2016 RS:X Worlds, and will sail in his first career Olympics. Women’s 470 (Women’s Two-Person Dinghy): Annie Haeger (East Troy, Wisc.) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.) – Winners of the 2015 Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Haeger and Youth World Champion Provancha will make their first career Olympic Games appearances.

Marion Lepert, RS:X. Photo: Jen Edney

Paris Henken and Helena Scutt. Photo: Will Ricketson

49erFX (Women’s Two-Person High Performance Skiff): Paris Henken (Coronado, Calif.) and Helena Scutt (Kirkland, Wash.) – Rio 2016

Rolex World Sailor of the Year, three-time Pan American Games medalist and US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.

Women’s RS:X (Women’s Board): Marion Lepert (Belmont, Calif.) – Rio 2016 will be the first career Olympic Games for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games bronze medalist, who also made the podium at the 2015 RS:X U21 European Championship and won the medal race at the top-level 2016 Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta in Palma, Spain.

Men’s 470 (Men’s Two-Person Dinghy): Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) – McNay will compete at his third consecutive Olympic Games, but his first with teammate Hughes. The veteran pair have compiled an impressive list of podium finishes at many of the world’s toughest dinghy regattas since January 2013. GulfCoastMariner.com

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Ensign (4 boats)

Sonar (6 boats)

1. 1724, Little Oil, Dean Snider, Houston Yacht Club 2. 519, Dynamite, Lythia Powell, HYC 3. 1029, the other woman, John Cutler, Houston Yacht Club 4. 509, Carolina Girl, Jane Heron, Houston Yacht Club

1. 18, Good Company, Gary Ross, Texas Corinthian 2. 10, Ole, Clark Thompson, HYC/TCYC 3. 2, Lone Star, Henry May, TCYC 4. 17, High Heels, Charles Milby, TCYC

Lightning (4 boats)

W/L PHRF Spinnaker (5 boats)

1. 15326, Mystique II, Gary Schwantz, Lagos Yacht Club 2. 15126, Steve Harris, HYC 3. 14964, Portugee Jr, Chris Shipman, EYC 4. 15485, Ripple, Stefan Boettcher, HYC

1. USA74, Second Star, J.D. Hill, LYC 2. 294, Rumpus, Brad Robbins, LYC 3. 40 / US 51, Water Nymph lll, Brian Tulloch, HYC 4. 31, Little Joe, Dan Sullivan, Southern Yacht Club

J-22 (9 boats)

Distance Spinnaker (14 boats)

1. 88 / 53, Speed Bump, Stuart Lindow 2. 36 / 365, Vincent Ruder, none 3. 28 / 951, no name, Dov Kivlovitz, none 4. 388, Psycho, Kevin Hayes, LYC

1. 296, Stinger, J B Bednar, LYC/GBCA 2. 398, Flyer, Ben Miller, GBAC 3. 41451, Talisman, Thomas Sellers, Kemah Boardwalk Marina 4. 25527, Picante, Tony/William Nunes/Plant, HYC

J-109 (3 boats)

Distance Non-Spinnaker (6 boats)

1. 181, Hamburg, Albrecht Goethe, LYC 2. 238, Airborne, David Christensen, LYC / GBCA 3. 45, Harm’ Way, Andy Wescoat, GBCA

1. 52295, Chinook, Hugh Irvine, LYC 2. 584, Big D, Jim Foster, GBCA 3. 42570, Phoenix, David Atkinson, HYC/GBCA 4. 150, Tropic Breeze, John Jones, Blue Dolphin

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US Sailing Team Sperry Sailor Caleb Paine races a modern Finn.

The Finn By Charles Milby

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he Finn Dinghy was designed by Swedish canoe designer Richard Sarby in 1949 for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki Sweden. Since 1952 the boat has been in every Summer Olympics, making it the longest serving dinghy in the Olympic Regatta. In the beginning the hulls were made of wood and the sails were made of cotton. Today the masts are carbon fiber, the hulls are fiberglass and the sails are commonly made of various laminates such as technora, polyester, and Kevlar. If you think you’re in pretty good shape, go out and sail a Finn in heavy air and then call me and tell me what you think.

Current S pecifications Crew LOA LWL Beam Draft Hull weight Mast height Mainsail area D-PN RYA PN A classic wooden Finn Dinghy.

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1 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in) 4.34 m (14 ft 3 in) 1.47 m (4 ft 10 in) 0.17 m (6.7 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 6.66 m (21 ft 10 in) 10.6 m2 (114 sq ft) 90.1[1] 1060[2]


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is the soul of US Sailing. He has that unique ability to break down complicated sailing rules into a language that the rest of us can understand. Dave is busy these days and hard to pin down but he was kind enough to answer a few questions on the sport of competitive sailing, we hope you like them.

Sailing Champion and Teacher, Dave Perry Interview by Charles Milby

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ave Perry grew up sailing on Long Island Sound at the Pequot Yacht Club. If you’re familiar with this part of the country then you know they have some great sailing clubs. Larchmont Yacht Club and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club are just a couple of places people gather to race sailboats on the weekends all summer long. In this competitive environment Dave Perry honed his sailing skills and got the reputation as a darn good junior sailor. His next stop was Yale University where he was an All American for two years, 1975 and 1977. After college Dave kept up his now famous working and racing schedule. He is a five time U.S. Matching Racing

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Champion, and two time Congressional Cup winner. In 1992 Dave was voted into the Sailing World Hall of Fame. He doesn’t seem be slowing down at all unless he is setting a mark trap for you, so be ready. Dave is a husband, author, and a good teacher. He wrote the North U Rules and Tactics Seminar Workbook, Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2016, and Winning in One Designs, which I just finished and highly recommend. Dave, along with his wife Betsy, recently made a trip to Texas to run a team racing seminar at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club. They both were so friendly and fun that we hated to see them go. If Gary Jobson is the heart and voice of US Sailing then Dave

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Where did you grow up and how did you get started racing sailboats?   I grew up in Southport, Conn., where sailing and racing is very popular. My dad was a big sailor, and I was heavily involved with the Pequot Yacht Club junior program.   I know you’re a big fan of Buddy Melges; who else was a big influence on your early sailing career?   As a kid it was my Dad and my sailing instructors. In college I became aware of Paul Elvstrom, whose books I love. And then my sailing peers were big influences, such as Peter Isler and Peter Commette.   You’re a big man; You must have played a lot of sports growing up. What was it about racing sailboats that turned you on?   I love sailing. I love being on the water. I love the challenge and feel of making a boat go fast. I love games, and sailboat racing combines my love of sailing and my love of games.   I really enjoyed attending the Team Race seminar you did at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club. While you were lecturing you mentioned the 3 P’s, what are they and why are they important in racing sailboats?   Patience – Frustration shuts down the objective thinking

in our brain. Frustration and blame are unpleasant emotions to be around in others. It takes a long time to prepare a feast. Sailing is difficult, and there are many variables, many of which are out of our control. You need to be able to stay objective and focused despite distractions and set-backs. Perseverance – Hang in there....races are long, series are long, it’s a sport for a lifetime.   Positive – It is just better and more pleasant to be positive, and to be around – and do things with – people who are positive. The US Olympic sailing team will be heading off to Brazil soon. How do you like our teams chances of winning a few medals?   I like them. We have some strong 470 teams (men and women), and some strong singlehanded sailors (Laser men and women, and Finn). We also have some strong 49er and Nacra teams. It will be exciting to see if they can put together the regattas of their lives.   Why is it so hard to stay focused when you’re driving a sailboat in a race and how do you accomplish it?   I don’t think it’s hard at all. I think some drivers lose their focus because they try to tell everyone on the boat how to do their job. I try to sail with people who know how to do their job. Some get distracted by adversities (wrong side of the beat, etc.).  I try to pass boats wherever I am in the race...for the fun of it.   What do you do with a drunken sailor?   I can’t remember...  


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Savory Watermelon Pizza with Arugula Ingredients:

FRESH FOOD IDEAS FOR ENERGY AND HYDRATion By Betha Merit

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One 1/2-inch-thick slice seedless watermelon, rind intact 1/4 cup arugula 1/4 cup crumbled feta 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon walnut oil

Directions:

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hen it’s hot outside, cool food options sound very appealing to everyone; especially the chef. Many fruits are in season, fresh and local, and creative ideas abound. From watermelon pizzas to main dish chicken and fruit salads, the colorful presentations are a visual delight. The ingredients in the following recipes can be prepared ahead, measured and stored in baggies until meal prep time. Another heat inspired practice is to stay well hydrated. Water is much more fun when you add sliced fruit, veggies, and/or herbs. You can use bottled water, tap water or sparkling water, depending on your preference. Ice is optional. Here are some favorites: • lemon slices with fresh basil leaves • strawberry slices with fresh mint leaves • cucumber slices with squeeze of lime juice • grapes (red, green, etc., sliced) • orange slices • grapefruit slices • raspberries. Try adding a sprinkle of dried herbs/spices, whole fresh herbs, or even muddle the fresh herbs to make their flavor more pungent. Blend the waters fresh before use or make ahead in jars or pitchers to enhance the flavors.

Sprinkle the arugula, feta, and walnuts evenly over the watermelon slice. Drizzle with the honey and then the walnut oil. Slice into pizza wedges for serving.

Fruity Watermelon Pizza Ingredients:

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One 1/2 inch-thick slice seedless watermelon, rind intact in a full circle 3 tablespoons honey 1/2 nectarine in small slices 2 sliced kiwis 1/2 cup sliced red seedless grapes

Directions:

Drizzle the honey over watermelon, then layer the rest of fruit pieces in order. Slice into pizza wedges for serving.

Curried Chicken and Fruit Salad Ingredients:

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3 cups cooked, diced chicken or 2 large cans chicken breast 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/4 cup sliced water chestnuts 1/2 lb. seedless red grapes, sliced 8 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp. curry powder 2 tsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. soy sauce

Directions:

Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Combine mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients; spoon over chicken mixture and toss gently. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Serve salad over spring greens or sliced cantaloupe wedges.


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The Bacteria After the Storm Galveston Bay Foundation Water Quality Monitors Find High Concentrations of Bacteria After Floods. By Galveston Bay Foundation

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ver the past few months, there has been more rain than usual in the Houston-Galveston area – more than 13 inches above average, to be exact. And as water from heavy rainfalls sweeps through the streets, urban runoff gets carried along and ends up in Galveston Bay. “During major storm events, water will run down the streets taking anything left on the ground including sources of bacteria like pet waste, fertilizers, and even sewage,” Sarah Gossett, Galveston Bay Foundation Water Quality Volunteer Coordinator said. She said stormwater management systems are designed to move water into waterways as quickly as possible, meaning most of our stormwater doesn’t pass through natural vegetative barriers that would help absorb water and filter out pollution. Instead, it tends to increase the bacteria entering our waterways and impacts

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the saltiness of our Bay. Gossett said major influxes of rain also cause sewer overflows from damaged or clogged sewage pipes. Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF), a local nonprofit organization that strives to preserve and protect Galveston Bay, oversees a team of 47 volunteer water quality monitors who collect samples from 48 sites around Galveston Bay. The spikes in bacteria concentrations their samples have found after recent storms have been significant. Many sites sampled had

higher than normal bacteria concentrations, some three times or more than EPA recreation standards for swimming. “While some sites see higher concentrations of bacteria more frequently than others, every location is at risk after a major rain,” Gossett said. GBF’s 2015 Report Card evaluates the state of the Bay and gave recreational safety an “A” grade for the Bay. Galveston Bay is generally safe to swim in, though GBF recommends avoiding swimming along the shoreline after a heavy rainfall. “Our main concern is for the safety of people, and the Bay of course,” said Dave Bulliner, GBF Volunteer Lab Technician. Bulliner said it was typical for bacteria concentrations to be highest during the summer. When he finds an abnormally high concentration of bacteria, he contacts Gossett who has a volunteer collect another sample from that location. If bacteria levels remain high, Gossett notifies the proper decision-makers to recommend preventative measures for the future. To learn more about the current bacteria levels around Galveston Bay, visit www. galvbay.org/citizenscience. Another water quality parameter that has been impacted by the recent heavy rainfalls is the salinity, or saltiness, of Galveston Bay has decreased dramatically. “Salinity is everything to the Bay,“ said Paula Paciorek, GBF’s Water Resources Coordinator. “If salinity levels are too low or too high, we can

David Bulliner, GBF’s Volunteer Lab Assistant, processes a sample to measure the bacteria concentration present.

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immediately observe a decline in oyster populations and an increase in their predators and diseases, which brings the whole Bay off balance.”

How you can reduce runoff in our waterways: Join GBF’s Water Quality Monitoring Team Be informed about water quality issues in your area. To learn more about the water quality or to help protect the water quality in Galveston Bay, visit www.galvbay.org/ watermonitors. Pump Don’t Dump If you have a head on board your boat, make sure that you and your fellow boaters pump out your sewage instead of dumping it into the water. Visit www.pumpdontdump. org to learn more and find the nearest pump-out station. Report Pollution Report any pollution you see to the Galveston Bay Action Network, an online pollution reporting service provided by the Galveston Bay Foundation. Reports are automatically sent to the proper authority for clean-up. Visit www.galvbay. org/GBAN to report pollution. Cease the Grease Be wary of what you put down the drain. Cooking fats, oils and grease can clog pipes and cause sanitary sewer overflows. Instead, recycle or throw out your cooking grease. Visit www. ceasethegrease.net to learn more. Water-Conscious Landscaping Install a Rain Barrel, plant with native plants, and create your very own rain garden. Rain barrels can be placed at downspouts or downpours from the roof in order to reduce runoff and flooding, help conserve freshwater and reduce pollution from reaching Galveston Bay. Visit www. galvbay.org/rainbarrel for more information.


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Galveston Bay Tides EAGLE POINT, TX NOAA Station Id: 8771013

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Tue 7/19 01:04 AM 01:00 PM

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Wed 8/3 01:52 AM 12:11 PM

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Mon 7/4 01:12 AM 12:57 PM

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Wed 7/20 01:43 AM 01:24 PM

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Thu 8/4 02:34 AM 12:10 PM

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Tue 7/5 01:59 AM 01:33 PM

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Fri 8/5 03:13 AM 12:03 PM

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