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RAFT UP HAPPY HOUR THURSDAY AUG 24 August-16-2017

Due to likely inclement weather, the Raft Up scheduled for 24 August 2017 is cancelled.  A Raft up in the near future is contemplated but not yet scheduled.

Thanks and Stay Dry

 
Cruise/Drive to Bahia Marina Ingleside,Texas September 2 August-16-2017
84 Bayshore Drive.  Members traveling by boat can reserve dockspace by calling 361-778-7295 or plan to anchor out. We will have the pool available. 
Our shared meal will be Pot Luck at 6pm.  Hope to see you there
 
Save the Dates Cruising events for 2017 February-7-2017

See the calendar on this site for these and other club events in 2017.

 

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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