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Current Social Activities
June Monthly Meeting June-11-2018
This is a very special meeting.  We will be welcoming 15 new families into membership and we will have a guest speaker from the Nav District.  The Nielsens and the Islands are co-hosting this month's dinner.  
Menu is:
Terry's famous slow cooked barbecue brisket
Side dishes made from scratch:
potato salad
pinto beans
cole slaw
all the trimmings - bread, pickles onions and barbecue sauce
and a fabulous Dessert Table
$10.00 per person
RSVP by June 13th 
or text 210-861-0269
Happy Hour at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00
Meeting and program after dinner
 
July Monthly Meeting June-11-2018

Program for July 12, 2018 Membership Meeting

Malcolm Dieckow, Chair of the Aransas County Navigation District Commissioners, has agreed to be our speaker at the July 12 membership meeting. He has been asked to share information about the current progress on the new docks and dredging at Market and Water Street. He will also be available to answer any questions from the membership regarding the harbor area. The program will last approximately 30 minutes.  He has been asked to speak for 15-20 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions and answers. Chairman Dieckow has also been invited to join us for our meal that evening.

 
Firday Night Social Hour May-30-2018

Don't forget about the Friday night social hour- open bar, bring a snack, renew aquaintenances and make new friends.  Start time is 5:30 pm until ---

 
Great Nautical Flea Market 2018 May-30-2018

The Nautical Flea Market 2018 was fun for all.  It was a great weekend, with wonderful turnout post Harvey.   Thank you to all the vendors, visitors and to the club volunteers.  Looking forward to 2019 -  Save the date May 4 &5, 2019.

 
On The Water Activities
Sunfish Races May-30-2018

Alert - the Tuesday night Sunfish races are going to start soon.  They will be at the club on Tuesday evenings starting in June until the beginning of August.  Start time 6 PM.  Mark your calendars and come by to see the competition.

 
Starting in Sailing March-14-2018

A student at Moody High School recently sent in this information and asked that we post the link to the article.  Please take a look and share it with all that you know that are interested in the sport of sailing.

 

Hi Rockport Yacht Club,
I go to Moody High School. As project for our mixed elective class this year, we were tasked to raise awareness on sailing and boating safety. Sailing sure is fun but it's not without risks. So it is our goal to increase people's knowledge and ensure that they have the tools to be safe.  Aside from participating in after-school activities, we are also asking sailing and boating clubs to help us boost online and social media awareness. 
A recent article I found that I think may be useful especially to beginners ishttps://www.dietspotlight.com/sailboating-safety-guide-beginning-boaters/  Can I ask you to share it on your site?
Thank you and keep up the good work!
 

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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