Past Commodore & founder of the Lake Belton Yacht Club Fund (501c3) and its operating entity, the Central TX Regional Sailing & Boating Center (RSBC past Program Director)

No longer associated with the RSBC community sailing program, many of my days were spent as a volunteer coach and sailing instructor for many years.  The center teaches small boat sailing to the University of Mary Harden Baylor CruSailors sailing club, Temple and Belton High School sailing clubs, community youth & adults, for groups of about 6 students.  The RSBC now utilizes 4 Lasers, and two Club 420s with spinnakers in their small boat sailing programs.  For RSBC keelboat training, they have a J/22 racing boat and a Hunter Vision 31 cruising sailboat.  These boats are available for Lessons & Charter for a nominal fee.

The proceeds are used to build a training fleet of 4 Club 420's for collegiate and High School sailing, a fleet of 8 Lasers and a fleet of 4 J/22s for one design racing.  The LBYC is a "not-for-profit" 501c7 organization dedicated to further the art and pleasure of sailing.

I held certification from US Sailing (the National & Olympic governing body for sailing) for "Small Boat Sailing Instructor" and am a current ASA "Basic Keelboat Instructor".  Instruction is through the RSBC and information can be obtained at our website: or sending me an email.

My current sailboat, Elite 37, is on it's trailer and in the process of being updated.  There was nothing wrong with her, just old...1983.  Topsides & deck are now painted with AwlGrip and we are working on the interior and new tru-hull fitting next.  Moving the boat to Clear Lake to race more in the Galveston Bay and Gulf of Mexico coast.  I hold a 50GT Masters certificate with the USCG and will be teaching sailing and racing on the Bay!

Fair Winds!

Capt. Charlie D

Elite 37 Lake Belton

Elite 37 on Lake Belton for the last 25 years now under restoration to look new again!

Elite 37 on Lake Belton for the last 25 years now under restoration to look new again!