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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 3

In 1977 under Cap Henkel the club applied for and received their non-profit status. At this time the membership grew and grew and they overwhelmed the clubhouse at the Little Bay Club. So they went looking for a more permanent home. Little did they know the can of worms they opened when they did this. In early 1978 the Navigation District offered to the club a lease for the Saltwater Pool and a portion of land around it. Evidently the beach and pool were not the beautiful recreation area we have today and the District was looking to improve it or have it improved by an organized group. One way being to allow the Sailing Club to build a clubhouse, dredge the pool and build docks. Well, it would appear that it was not a popular idea with the good citizens of Rockport and there proceeded an 18 month fracas with the Navigation District, Coast Guard, City Council, Sailing Club and concerned citizens all aligned on various sides of the issues. The proverbial mudslinging was incredible in the articles from the Pilot of the day. Needless to say you cant fight City Hall and the club evidently lost the war after winning a few battles.

They next tried to obtain a lease on a portion of bulkhead in Key Allegro with the permission to build a small clubhouse and office above it. That idea also provoked a ruckus with Key Allegro residents and the year ended without a permanent home once again. The club continued to meet as best it could in various locations until at the end of 1981 they were able to purchase the Rockport Fish House from the Rockport Yacht and Supply Company. This was to become their first permanent home. (See the framed picture of the Ice House on the wall at the entrance to the kitchen). The membership spent the next month and a half cleaning, painting and fixing up the Fish House and they were able to hold their March 1982 meeting in the new facility. They spent the summer furnishing it and some of the ladies came up with a very inventive way of obtaining items. They asked the members to donate their gold stamps to the club. Now being from Neuw Yark I remember S&H green stamps and I'm sure some of you do also so I can only assume gold stamps were the Southern equivalent. The ladies collected over 130 books of stamps and were able to buy teakettles, coffeepots, utensils and other items for the kitchen.

Also in 1982 they held what would be the precursor of the Nautical Flea Market. In April they had a Shipwreck Rummage Sale and Nautical Auction to raise funds for the club. The purpose for the fund raising was to purchase an A/C unit for the new clubhouse. You can imagine meeting in tin shack in the heat of our summers. As one old Salt said it was brutal.







 

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