NT Daniel Regional Sailing & Boating Center (501c3)
The Sailing Center Concept
The NT Daniel Central TX Regional Sailing & Boating Center (RSBC) was conceived in 2012 when the Lake Belton Yacht Club (LBYC), a 510(c)(7), started offering sailing classes to the community and Central TX Universities and High School students. Interest was strong so the LBYC formed the LBYC Fund as a 501(c)(3) to allow the RSBC the ability to raise funds for the program. The IRS approved the Fund in 2015 and the RSBC became a reality! The LBYC Fund will operate under the dba NT Daniel Central TX Regional Sailing & Boating Center.
Learn to sail classes are offered by the RSBC on small board boats (1 or 2 persons) or larger keel boats (4-5 persons). Classes are offered mostly in the early spring, summer, and fall. Private lessons are available. Seats are limited therefore interested students should sign up early to reserve their seat! Once you learn to sail, you will have the ability to join the NT Daniel Central TX Regional Sailing & Boating Center to take advantage of member discounts on boat charters.
Lake Belton provides the finest boating for sailors of all varieties. The lake offers deep sailing waters with an average depth of 30 feet and 115 feet in the main sailing basin along with about 136 miles of shoreline covering 12,300 surface acres. You will be able to sail the lake up the Leon River basin about 25 miles with an average width of ½ mile to the HWY 36 Bridge. Public ramps along with primitive and developed camping are available at US Army Corps of Engineer public parks in many locations around the lake. If you are a novice or advanced sailor, this lake can provide the rush sought by racers, or the quiet retreat valued by cruisers. Be assured you will enjoy your vacation days on our RSBC boats making Lake Belton a fine year-round sailing destination.
RSBC and/or LBYC Membership Cost
|RSBC Annual Membership||LBYC Annual Membership|
|Family (Must qualify at experience levels)||$300||$200
($100 initiation fee waived)
|Instructors, Scout leaders, LCYC members,|
Active duty & Veterans, Youth, 1st Responders
($100 initiation fee waived)
|Corporate (6 persons per yr)||$1500
($600 initiation fee waived)
Sailing Boat Rental
Currently the RSBC owns six Laser small board boats, two Club 420 small board boats, one Capri 22, one J/24 and one Vision 32 keelboats. The Laser is currently used in the US Olympics as a one-person boat for both the men and women sports. Men utilize the “Full Rig” and Women & Youth utilize the “Radial or 4.7 Rig”. You could also sail with two small youth on the boat. Club 420s are currently used in both High School and College sailing programs nationwide. These are two person boats, but could carry up to three small youth or one adult and a youth. In the short-term plans, we expect to purchase a second J/24 and upgrade some of our Lasers. The LBYC board members are currently developing a plan for future investment modern board boats and other keel boats for the program.
The J/24 is a true family cruiser/racer. Age 12 to 80, no matter what your style, racing, day sailing or cruising, you will find yourself having a great time on the water. Her flared topsides make her dry on deck and her weekender cabin makes it possible to get warm on cold days. She features teak and holly synthetic cabin sole interior with 2 adult size settee berths with large storage area below. In the forward cabin, you will find a large forward V‑berth sleeping 2 adults with storage under the access boards. LED interior lights along with a molded sink and dry goods storage cabinet above sink and main cabin berths. Other features include Harken deck hardware and winches, mainsail, working jib, Harken mainsheet system, aluminum forward hatch, interior cushions, cooler, anchor, navigation lights, stainless steel swim ladder and more.
Model: J/24 Name: WHITNEY Year: 1978 Length: 24′ Cabins: 2 Engine: Outboard Heads: Port-O-Potty Crew Capacity: 5 Day or Night
The Capri 22 Known for its sweet sailing performance in nearly all conditions, the Catalina Capri 22 has been winning sailors since its introduction. The Capri 22 is more comfortable, safer at sea and easier to maintain than any boat in its class. The striking deck profile is flared across the stern and has wider cockpit curves for crew comfort during and after sailing. Under the full reclining length seats is a new storage locker and separate battery locker. This Capri 22 is suitable for club racing, extended day sailing or weekending.
Model: Capri 22 Name: xxx Year: 1985 Length: 22′ Cabins: 2 Engine: Outboard Heads: Port-O-Potty TBA Crew Capacity: 5 Day or Night
The S2 7.9 is 26 feet and this boat has plenty of headroom (about 6 feet) and a private head in the main cabin. Built as a racing boat for the family, it touts a lifting keel reducing the draft from 5 feet to about 1 ½ feet. This allows us to drive the boat upon the trailer much like a power boat and take her for a sail to other lakes with no problem and tow with a ½ ton vehicle. The RSBC has a trailer in nice shape ready for your weekend charter to a Texas Yacht Club regatta with the family. You will find this boat preforms extremely well and will complete with most other racing boats in its class yet allow the family to camp comfortably for the weekend. Be prepared to enjoy a great holiday on this boat!
Model: S2 7.9 Name: TBA Year: 19xx Length: 26′ Cabins: 2 Engine: Outboard Heads: Private Port-O-Potty Crew Capacity: 5 Day or Night
Hunter Vision 32
The Vision is 32 feet is a Perry Design cruiser with a simplified sailing rig. This yacht has a high freeboard, large main cabin house with a roomy and stylish main salon. Included a private head with shower and a large aft cabin. With fully battened main and small, non-overlapping jib, sail handling has been reduced to the minimum complexity. You will enjoy an evening of entertaining your guests in the large aft cockpit and the ease of an afternoon swim off the accessible stern platform. This yacht is great for a romantic weekend, sunset sail, or corporate event on the lake or at the dock!
Model: Hunter Vision 32 Name: RESUSCITATION Year: 1994 Length: 32′ Cabins: 3 Engine: Inboard Diesel Heads: Private head Crew Capacity: 6 Day or Night
Other Equipment: Powered Mainsail Winch; Air Conditioning (dockside); Built-in Refrigerated Ice Box; Stereo
KEELBOAT RENTAL COSTS:
Refundable Damage Deposit: $300.00
|2 Days / Regatta||$200||$450|
Use Rates (please add 8.25% tax)
Laser and Club 420
The Laser Performance and Club 420 Board boats are a blast to sail all year round on our Texas Lakes. For late fall and winter sailing, you will need a full lightweight wet suit, neoprene winter gloves, and zip-up water socks. Enjoy many spring and summer days of sailing on a small boat with your friends. Currently the RSBC has 2 Club 420s which are well equipped Collegiate and High School double-handed racing boats. These boats come with a Mainsail, Jib, and Spinnaker. There is plenty of room for 2 smaller adults or 1 adult and 1 youth or 2-3 young youth. Our 6 Performance Lasers are an Olympic Class single-handed one design boats that are easy to rig and sail. You will enjoy a day of comradery with your sailing friends on the lake running between permanent buoys located in front of the Dead Fish Grill and throughout the main sailing basin of Lake Belton.
Specifications Laser: Specifications Club 420:
Length: 13.74’ Length: 13.78’ Crew Capacity: 1 or 2 small youth Crew Capacity: 2 Displacement: 130# Displacement: 220# Max Crew Weight: 235# Max Crew Weight: 300#
BOARD BOAT RENTAL COSTS:
Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
|2 Days / Regatta||$75||$150|
Use Rates (please add 8.25% tax)
Day Charter: 9am to 6pm (9am to 5pm during winter hours)
1/2 Day Charter: 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm (1pm to 5pm during winter hours)
2 Day Charter: 9am to 9 am or 6pm to 6pm the following day. Price is set per night, not hours.
Early boarding or late return is available by adding a 1/2 day onto your charter fee. State and local tax is additional.
LBYC Fund dba NT Daniel
Central TX Regional Sailing & Boating Center Community Sailing
RSBC Membership Benefits:
- ASA or US Sailing trained instructors (Certified Facility under RSBC Board approval process)
- Boardboat and Keelboat Fleet Rentals discount off non-member rates
- Keel boat availability on multiple days 24 hours a day
- Sailing Lessons (discounts if LBYC or RSBC member)
- Sailing Seminars
- Concierge Crewed Sails
- Corporate and Group Sailing Events
- Private Sunset Sails
- Bareboat Costal Group Charters (Through selected Charter companies)
- State-wide Regatta Participation
- LBYC optional membership with voting rights on RSBC operations
- If optional LBYC Club Member; RSBC annual membership annual discount
- LBYC socials with minimal attendance cost (non LBYC members)
- Overnight Raft-up cruise with the LBYC
- Sailboat Races with the LBYC (must be a LBYC member to receive an award)
- Distance Pursuit Cruises
- High School Sailing or Rowing Clubs and Varsity Teams
- Collegiate Sailing or Rowing Clubs and Varsity Teams
- Youth Sailing and Boating education programs
- Adult Sailing and Boating education programs
- ASA and U.S. Sailing Programs
- Olympic Sailing Programs
- Handicap Sailing/Boating Programs (future project)
Distributions: N.T. Daniel Central Texas, Regional Sailing & Boating Center.
The fund may provide for other 501(c)(3) organizations supporting sailing and boating.
General operations, fundraising, facilities, assets, maintenance, security, regional & national regattas, IRS compliance, US Sailing Sail Symposiums, Scholarships by merit or economic disposition, Boating and safety education training, Sailing Instructor, Coach, Rules Judge, and Umpire training.
High School & Collegiate sailing and boating programs, regional/national regattas, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts
Projected Central Texas 4 and 2 year College & University Sailing programs:
University of Mary Harden Baylor CruSailors Sailing Team/Club
Baylor Sailors Sailing Team/Club
Southwestern University Sailing Team/Club
Texas A&M Central Texas Sailing Club
Central Texas College Sailing Club
Temple College Sailing Club
McLennan Community College Sailing Club
TSTC Sailing Club
Current & Projected Central Texas High School Sailing programs:
Temple High School Wildcat Sailing Club (active)
Belton High School Tigers Sailing Club (active)
Other public & private Central Texas schools as formed
COST OF BOAT OWNERSHIP vs REGIONAL SAILING & BOATING CENTER MEMBERSHIP
BOAT OWNERSHIP ESTIMATE
Slip fee: $150/mo x 12 $ 1,800
Insurance: $ 400
Maintenance: $ 500
Annual cost $ 2,700 ($225 per month)
Plus cost of boat: J/24 (used) $ 10,000
VISION 32 $ 35,000
S2 7.9 $ 15,000
LASER $ 7,000+
CLUB 420 $ 8,450+