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Current Social Activities
June Monthly Meeting June-11-2018
This is a very special meeting.  We will be welcoming 15 new families into membership and we will have a guest speaker from the Nav District.  The Nielsens and the Islands are co-hosting this month's dinner.  
Menu is:
Terry's famous slow cooked barbecue brisket
Side dishes made from scratch:
potato salad
pinto beans
cole slaw
all the trimmings - bread, pickles onions and barbecue sauce
and a fabulous Dessert Table
$10.00 per person
RSVP by June 13th 
or text 210-861-0269
Happy Hour at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00
Meeting and program after dinner
 
July Monthly Meeting June-11-2018

Program for July 12, 2018 Membership Meeting

Malcolm Dieckow, Chair of the Aransas County Navigation District Commissioners, has agreed to be our speaker at the July 12 membership meeting. He has been asked to share information about the current progress on the new docks and dredging at Market and Water Street. He will also be available to answer any questions from the membership regarding the harbor area. The program will last approximately 30 minutes.  He has been asked to speak for 15-20 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions and answers. Chairman Dieckow has also been invited to join us for our meal that evening.

 
Firday 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 ---

 
Great Nautical Flea Market 2018 May-30-2018

The Nautical Flea Market 2018 was fun for all.  It was a great weekend, with wonderful turnout post Harvey.   Thank you to all the vendors, visitors and to the club volunteers.  Looking forward to 2019 -  Save the date May 4 &5, 2019.

 
On The Water Activities
Sunfish Races May-30-2018

Alert - the Tuesday night Sunfish races are going to start soon.  They will be at the club on Tuesday evenings starting in June until the beginning of August.  Start time 6 PM.  Mark your calendars and come by to see the competition.

 
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 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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