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Rockport Yacht Club's Change of Command Dinner on January 22nd, 2018 January-14-2018
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Rockport Yacht Club's Change of Command Dinner
 
January 22nd, 2018
 
Paradise Key (Cove Harbor)
Arrival 5:30 pm for cocktails (cash bar)
 
Salad/Soup Served 6:30
All entrees include your choice of a garden salad with balsamic vinegar or blue cheese on the side or a cup of tomato bisque soup.
 
Entree Choices
  • Bacon wrapped Tenderloin served with red potatoes and sauteed green beans.  Specify medium or medium rare
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu served with rice pilaf, green beans and Dijon mustard
  • Grilled Red Snapper with Shrimp/Crab buttercream sauce served with rice pilaf and green beans
 Dessert: Key Lime Pie or White Chocolate Bread Pudding
 Iced Tea, Sodas, or Coffee included
 
$35 per person
Cash Bar
 
***RSVP with your Choices of***
Soup or Salad
Entree (Beef, Chicken or Fish) 
and Dessert (Key Lime Pie or Bread Pudding)
Please make your reservation no later than January 19th! 
Email Heather Bywater at:
or call/text Dianne Nielsen at 210-861-0269 
 
We look forward to seeing everyone there to reminisce about 2017 
and see what our new bridge has planned for 2018
Past Commodore 

 

 
Somewhat Annual RYC Chili Cookoff January 12th - 5 PM Happy Hour January-10-2018

Somewhat Annual RYC Chili Cookoff - January 12th - 5 PM Happy Hour

 

 

Chili Judging at 6:00 PM

Dig through your cookbooks, dust off your chef hats and bring your favorite chili in a crockpot.

Blind judging by all the members present!

Fabulous prizes for the top three winners.

Hope to see everyone there!

 
The January 22nd Change of Command Dinner will serve as our regular monthly membership meeting. No meeting on the 11th! January-10-2018

This n That ...

The January 22nd Change of Command Dinner will serve as our regular monthly membership meeting.  No meeting on the 11th!  

Annual Membership Meeting and dinner will be held at the club on February 8th.  Plans are in the works for a fabulous Cajun-themed meal!

If you have photos of club activities during the past year, please email them this week to Terry and Dianne Nielsen at twooldbears@hotmail.com so they can be included in a presentation at the 

Change of Command Dinner.  

 

 
On The Water Activities

Chapter 2

The club was founded in 1969 as a loosely organized group of local sailors. Their main objectives were to just have a good time sailing the local waters and as an organized group gain entry to other local yacht clubs on a reciprocal basis for use of their facilities. Well, the other yacht clubs caught onto their scheme and they were forced to formally organize into the Rockport Sailing Club. The group met each month at various members houses and as the group grew the meetings were held at the clubhouse at the Little Bay Club. Travis Bailey was the elected Commodore for the first two years. (At this point we have no scrapbooks until the year 1978. We are waiting on Holly Baileys return from Europe and will be traveling to San Antonio to see her as we understand she has a treasure trove of memorabilia we can look at. I will fill in those years after meeting with her)

The Rockport Sailing Club was an extremely active sailing group through the late 1970s and 1980s. They held at least a cruise a month starting with a January Frostbite and Hot Tub Cruise to Port A. There were cruises to members houses from other clubs in Corpus, Padre Island and beyond. The Tiki island party was named the Mud Island cruise and they cruised to Port Isabel as we cruise to Port Mansfield today. The spring, summer and fall sailing series were a big draw and what looked like the most fun were the sunfish races held in Little Bay and off the beach. There were whole families involved in these races with LeMans starts, capsized wreck starts and what looked like just a bunch of fun.

Original Burgee, above, presented to Commodore Bob Goldate in 1995 by Cap Henkel







 

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