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Current Social Activities
This Week's Activities at RYC December-9-2018
Christmas sailboat 
Christmas time and so much to do!  Mark your calendars and make plans now for this week's happenings at RYC.  
 
  • Thursday, December 13th - Annual Christmas Party.  Bar opens at 5:00.  Bring goodies to share.  Wear an ugly Sweater for the annual Ugly Sweater Contest and bring a White Elephant Gift to Exchange.
 
  • Friday - Happy Hour at 5:00.  Bring an appetizer to share and catch up with your friends!
 
  • Saturday, December 15th - Lighted Boat Parade.  Dress up your boat and join in the fun.  The parade will take place in Rockport Harbor.  Be at the club with your boat ready to go at dark.  Bring something delicious to share, watch the parade from the RYC deck and welcome guests to our Christmas Open House immediately following the parade. 
 
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.

 
On The Water Activities
Lighted Boat Parade December-12-2018
xmas parade
 
 
Christmas
Lighted Boat Parade
December 15, 2018
New This Year... In Rockport Harbor
 
Public is invited to participate!     
Decorate your boat and join the fun.
Sailboats, powerboats, fishing boats,
pontoons, 
etc-all are invited!
Decorate it! Join the fun!
Skippers Meeting & Registration Saturday morning 9:00 at Rockport Yacht Club
For Viewing
 Along and around Rockport Harbor 
or from Rockport Yacht Club
 
Parade starts at Dark
"Rockport Harbor"
Open House at Rockport Yacht Club follwoing the parade
 
 
Hope to see you there!   
                       
if you cant make the skippers meeting but would like to participate with your boat in the parade please call 361 463 1193
 
Boating Survey 2019 October-30-2018
Please fill in comments and interest to the item below, then forward to Shane at address below.
Lets make 2019 a fun year on the water...!
 
Rockport Yacht Club Boating activity for 2019 Sail and Power
Notes and ideas from sailing/boating interest meeting Oct. 25 2018
 
Sailing event/regatta (Big Boats): Saturday March 2nd    "Icebreaker Regatta" Purpose to get members involved and excited about sailing again and hopefully attract other boat owners to look at membership. Incorporate cruisers and non racing sailors in some fashion / Fun Sail. Advertise and invite all local boat owners.
                                                         
 Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Beer Can racing (Big Boats) (Fridays nights or Saturdays?)(Spring, Summer, Fall)
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Sailing class and How to use the club fleet of boats (Cyclones, Sunfish, Opti's)(May).                                                         
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Tuesday Night Sunfish Races (June, July, August).
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Friday Night Racing (Small Boats) (June, July, August) (Cyclones, Sunfish, Opti's). 
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Annual Light House Regatta (Big Boats) Starts in Lydia Ann Channel near the Lighthouse racing into Aransas Bay and finish within view of RYC. (open invitation to all sailors and all yacht clubs) (Party and awards at RYC to follow) (May, June, July, Aug).
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Off Shore destination Regatta (South to South Padre, or to a Harbor North) or (out in the Gulf and back into Port A).
Comments and interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Other Racing ideas or comments that interest you:_________________________________________________
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Cruising Power and Sail
                 
Lighthouse Visit (To HEB Lighthouse in Lydia Ann Channel for tour...self-guided)(bring your sack lunch).
Bring your own boat: Big boats anchor out and shuttle in on smaller boats.... Shuttle members from Port A docks to Lighthouse. (May, June, July).
Comments and Interest:___________________________________________________________________
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Cruise to Redfish Willie's Aransas Pass Con Brown Harbor (Come by boat or by land) Saturday night music drink and food.
Comments and Interest:______________________________________________________________________
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Cruise to Ingleside on the Bay (Bahia Marina) (Come by boat or by land) Saturday....cool off in the Pool, pot luck dinner dock side.
Comments and Interest:_____________________________________________________________________
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Tiki Beach Party at Mud Island (bring your own boat or hitch a ride with someone) (spend the afternoon or stay the night)(beach combing, fishing, games, swimming, hanging out with fun folks) (maybe a scavenger hunt for buried treasure) Pot Luck food Saturday late afternoon/evening...Bring your refreshment of choice. (May, June, July).
Comments and Interest:___________________________________________________________________
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Other Cruise ideas.... Fishing Tournament.....
Comments, ideas and interest:______________________________________________________________
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Name:____________________________________________________
Contact: phone and email: _______________________________________________________________
What Boats do you have:________________________________________________________________
 
 
Please copy and fill in your comments and interest for all above events and 
email / send to

 

 
Rockin' Rockport Regatta Photos August-20-2018

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Chapter 4

The club continued with its sailing activities beginning in 1983 but the most fun seemed to be the sunfish excuse me board boat races as they were called. Almost every member of the club participated in them that summer. One reason may have been the no A/C in the clubhouse and their unwillingness to hold meeting inside so everything adjourned to the great outdoors. Finally in Sept. Bill Coxwell obtained an a/c unit and the clubhouse became a much nicer place to meet.

Also in October 1983 a group of 10 boats and crew left Rockport for a sail to New Orleans via the ICW.

Abigail Faith Bill & Mary Southwell and Ed & Peggy Lehn
Afterglow Hugh & Glo Jamieson
American Express Bob & Ann Jones & Tony Stromby
Curlew Elmer & Lucille Hartley
Delightful Tom & Barbara Miller
Sante Tucker & Nikki Coxwell
Silver Fox John & June Meyer
Tennie B. III Jim & Teenie Bailey
Wind Machine Fred & Margie Hauck
Jade Jeff Coxwell, Bill Coxwell & Large Crew

After a stay in New Orleans most of the boats returned to Rockport but the American Express, Silver Fox, Curlew and Sante pressed onward to the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

It would seem that Bill Coxwell's intro as Commodore in 1984 was a chilly one, weather wise. It was a brutal winter. Pictures show the harbor coated in ice and icicles hanging from the roofs of houses in Key Allegro. But that didn't deter Coxwell and his race committee. They scheduled races from New Year's Eve right thru the end of 1984. And the names of the races were classics: Frostbite-Hot Tub Cruise to No Name Harbor, Mud Island Day Sail and Treasure Hunt, The April Fool's Regatta, and the one I like best  Mustang Island-Hot Tub-Oyster Roast-Hot Buttered Rum-Beach Party. You keep noticing the Hot Tub Parties and wonder what the heck. Well they had a hot tub on wheels  no kidding. Boy our early club members were adventuresome.







 

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