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Current Social Activities
Rockport Yacht Club Week of August 19 - 24, 2019 August-21-2019
Monday, August 19 Game Night 7:00 p.m.
Bring a game or play one at the Club
 
Tuesday, August 20 Last Sunfish Race
The Race Around the Island 6:00 p.m.
Come encourage the sailors as they get under Key Allegro Bridge
 
Friday, August 23  Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  
 
Saturday, August 24 Lydia Ann Lighthouse Cruise/Regatta
Go to the Lighthouse at your leisure, beach your boat and  enjoy the Lighthouse beach area. 
Sailboats are to race back at 1:00 p.m. GPS time.
Light snacks and cool drinks at the Club about 2:30 p.m. 

 

 
On The Water Activities
Tiki Beach Party August-22-2019
RYC Cruise Aug. 24th
We have been talking about a cruise for Aug 24 and plan is set....!
Cruise to mud Island/Tiki Beach. This is a great location just across Aransas Bay. The plan is for a Shrimp Boil on the Beach. Everyone bring your shrimp and what ever to throw in the pot. The plan is to arrive noon or sooner, get the pot going about 1:00.
Bring; Lawn Chairs, Shade, your drinks of choice, other snack to share, sun screen, water shoes/sandals.
Tiki Beach Party
Tiki Beach is at approx:
27 56.864 N    97 0.352 W
From Rockport Harbor 
less than 5 miles at 155 heading
from Leggett Lights 169 heading
Location offer good protection/anchorage from the SE wind. Nice shelly beach, careful coming ashore can be oyster shells in the water. 
Jump in your boat or hitch a ride with another member and come spend the day at Tiki Beach.
We will have some boats to bring you in from anchorage if your a deep draft boat.

 

 
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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