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Current Social Activities
April Member's Meeting and Dinner Thursday, April 12th April-5-2018
Make your reservations today!  
 
April  Member's  Meeting and Dinner  Thursday, April 12th 2018
  • Chicken Spaghetti
  • Spring Green Salad
  • Three Bean Salad
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Garlic Bread
  • Dessert
$10.00 per person
RSVP to Judy Island 
Call or text 281-728-3421 or 
by noon on March 10th.
 
Bar opens at 5:00. Dinner at 6:00.  Meeting to follow dinner.
 
On The Water Activities
Youth Sailing Volunteer Mixer April 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. April-7-2018

All hands on deck!
Corpus Christi Yacht Club will be hosting the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship this July.  You are cordially invited to attend the Volunteer Mixer  April 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.mat the Corpus Christi Yacht Club.
Please drop in to talk to the steering committee and learn more about the many available volunteer opportunities.  There will be laptops available for you to sign up online.  Appetizers and beverages will also be provided.  Please note: Volunteers must be 13 years or older.  Some opportunities require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age.

Can't make it to the mixer?  We can still use your help.  Go to https://goo.gl/gp396P to sign up.  

Thank you,
2018 Youth Sailing World Championship Steering Committee

 
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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