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Current Social Activities
On The Water Activities
Rockport Yacht Club Week of September 16 - 20, 2019 September-19-2019
Friday, September 20 Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Members' Socials
Hosts are needed for the October, November and  December Socials.
 
At the October 10th Social, Rodney Nowell will show us his drone footage of the Race Around the Island.
 
At the November 14th Social, Bill Coxwell will share with us some of the history from the beginning of RYC.
 
The  December 12th Social will be the Christmas Party.  Details to follow as plans develop.
 
Please consider hosting with a group of friends and.
let me know.  lizhielscher@gmail.com
 
Important information
Thanks to Rose Williams for this information.  Sounds like a fun time for a group to go support John and his crew or follow him online.
John Williams and Crew (which includes Jonathon Atwood) have entered to race in the 33rd Annual Harvest Moon Regatta (race from Galveston to Port Aransas). John's boat is a Cosair F31(trimaran).  He will be in the multihull class.  The boat name is "Gimme Samoa".
 
Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook sponsors the race and Bacardi sponsors the BBQ/Awards Party in the Port A Marina Saturday evening.  Anyone can go online and buy a wristband for the BBQ/rum drinks (all you can drink until they run out!).  You can also BYOB.  Lots of people!!    Lots of fun!!
 
Race starts in Galveston on Thursday, October 10th, and first boats cross the finish line in Port A on Friday morning.  Boats come in all day and into the evening.   You can watch the start in Galveston on the seawall at 2:00 p.m. Oct.10th, and/or watch the finish line in Port A on Friday by the marina/jetty on the ship channel.  Most boats dock in the city marina thru the weekend.  It is an awesome site to see and to walk the docks.
 
Website to use:  harvestmoonregatta.com  Follow the links to Tracking and then look for Multihulls...Gimme Samoa.  You can watch all the boats as they race offshore all night long!  If you have any questions, email rwilliams@cableone.net or call Rose
 
Harbor 20" Launch and Christening June-13-2019
Harbor 20' Launch & Christening
  
 
    
  

 

 We have come a long way.... She is ready to for the water... Today a crew will put her in the water and take her to her new home at The Rockpord Yacht Club. 
She will be christened at tonight's members meeting. Jim and Heidi Marmion who are donating her to the club will be there. Come be apart of this great step forward for the RYC.

 

 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193
 
Harbor 20' work day June-3-2019
Harbor 20' work day 

Saturday June 1st - 8 to 12


  
    
  
The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard in Cove Harbor. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom.
If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  
 
Sunfish Races June-3-2019
The 2019 Sunfish Series is starting this Tuesday, June 4, at the RYC Tucker Coxwell Dock!   
 
First race is at 6 p.m.
 
Races are every Tuesday this summer, barring any weather-related cancellations. RYC Members are welcome to use club boats on a first come/first serve basis.
Racing is open to anyone with their own boat also. Even if you are not racing, come cheer on your favorite sailor!
 
We hope to see you there! 
  
 
 
 
 
RYC Harbor 20 April-27-2019
Work on The RYC Harbor 20' is coming along very well...!
  
 
    
  
Next work day will be Monday April 29th. 5:00 pm The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom. If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  

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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