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Rockin' Rockport Regatta Galley August 18-19. 2018 August-4-2018

Rockin' Rockport Regatta Galley August 18-19. 2018

A few more volunteers are needed to help in the galley for the RRR.  The times are Sat. and Sun. from 7-9 a.m. or Saturday afternoon from 1-5.  Please let me know if you will be able to help.

Jennie Taylor 

Thanks to the members who have already signed up to bake cookies for the RRR!

We still need a few more members to help by baking cookies.  These cookies are for us to serve for snacks when the kids, coaches and volunteers come in from the race course!  The cookies have been a hit these past two years and were one of the reasons our regatta was named the Best Regatta in  the Texas Sailing Association Youth Series in 2016!

You may bring your cookies to the club on Friday, August 17, during Happy Hour. If this time is not convenient for you, please let me know and we will make arrangements to meet.   If you have questions, please contact me.

Jennie Taylor

 
Nautical Flea Market 2019 July-27-2018

The Nautical Flea Market 2019 will be on May 4th and 5th.  Members should block out some time to support this event, as it is the only fundraiser (except for dues) that we have during the year.  Vendors should get their places reserved early to make sure that they get the best spot by contacting Bill Coxwell at:

coxwell@sbcglobal.net.

 
Friday 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 ---

 
On The Water Activities
YouthSailing Regatta August-14-2018
Hi RYC members! 
We have our Texas Sailing Association youth regatta coming up this weekend and could use some extra boats and people on the water! 
If you have a motor boat that you could run or that could be used please email or call Shane McInnis shanemcinnis@cableone.net 
361-205-7004
 
Sunfish Races - End of Season July-27-2018

It is the end of the season for the Sunfish races.  Come out and cheer on your favorite boat.

 
Rockin Rockport Youth Regatta July-27-2018

The Texas Sailing Association Youth Regatta held at the Rockport Yacht Club will be on August 18th and 19th.  All members should join in and support youth sailing and this regatta - either as a viewer or a volunteer worker.

 

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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