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Current Social Activities
On The Water Activities
Rockport Yacht Club Week of September 16 - 20, 2019 September-19-2019
Friday, September 20 Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Members' Socials
Hosts are needed for the October, November and  December Socials.
 
At the October 10th Social, Rodney Nowell will show us his drone footage of the Race Around the Island.
 
At the November 14th Social, Bill Coxwell will share with us some of the history from the beginning of RYC.
 
The  December 12th Social will be the Christmas Party.  Details to follow as plans develop.
 
Please consider hosting with a group of friends and.
let me know.  lizhielscher@gmail.com
 
Important information
Thanks to Rose Williams for this information.  Sounds like a fun time for a group to go support John and his crew or follow him online.
John Williams and Crew (which includes Jonathon Atwood) have entered to race in the 33rd Annual Harvest Moon Regatta (race from Galveston to Port Aransas). John's boat is a Cosair F31(trimaran).  He will be in the multihull class.  The boat name is "Gimme Samoa".
 
Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook sponsors the race and Bacardi sponsors the BBQ/Awards Party in the Port A Marina Saturday evening.  Anyone can go online and buy a wristband for the BBQ/rum drinks (all you can drink until they run out!).  You can also BYOB.  Lots of people!!    Lots of fun!!
 
Race starts in Galveston on Thursday, October 10th, and first boats cross the finish line in Port A on Friday morning.  Boats come in all day and into the evening.   You can watch the start in Galveston on the seawall at 2:00 p.m. Oct.10th, and/or watch the finish line in Port A on Friday by the marina/jetty on the ship channel.  Most boats dock in the city marina thru the weekend.  It is an awesome site to see and to walk the docks.
 
Website to use:  harvestmoonregatta.com  Follow the links to Tracking and then look for Multihulls...Gimme Samoa.  You can watch all the boats as they race offshore all night long!  If you have any questions, email rwilliams@cableone.net or call Rose
 
Harbor 20" Launch and Christening June-13-2019
Harbor 20' Launch & Christening
  
 
    
  

 

 We have come a long way.... She is ready to for the water... Today a crew will put her in the water and take her to her new home at The Rockpord Yacht Club. 
She will be christened at tonight's members meeting. Jim and Heidi Marmion who are donating her to the club will be there. Come be apart of this great step forward for the RYC.

 

 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193
 
Harbor 20' work day June-3-2019
Harbor 20' work day 

Saturday June 1st - 8 to 12


  
    
  
The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard in Cove Harbor. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom.
If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  
 
Sunfish Races June-3-2019
The 2019 Sunfish Series is starting this Tuesday, June 4, at the RYC Tucker Coxwell Dock!   
 
First race is at 6 p.m.
 
Races are every Tuesday this summer, barring any weather-related cancellations. RYC Members are welcome to use club boats on a first come/first serve basis.
Racing is open to anyone with their own boat also. Even if you are not racing, come cheer on your favorite sailor!
 
We hope to see you there! 
  
 
 
 
 
RYC Harbor 20 April-27-2019
Work on The RYC Harbor 20' is coming along very well...!
  
 
    
  
Next work day will be Monday April 29th. 5:00 pm The boat is at Hooking Bull Boat Yard. We will be able to lift the boat and complete sanding of the bottom. If all goes well, we will go ahead and paint the bottom.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  

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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