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Current Social Activities
Rockport Yacht Club Week of August 19 - 24, 2019 August-21-2019
Monday, August 19 Game Night 7:00 p.m.
Bring a game or play one at the Club
 
Tuesday, August 20 Last Sunfish Race
The Race Around the Island 6:00 p.m.
Come encourage the sailors as they get under Key Allegro Bridge
 
Friday, August 23  Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  
 
Saturday, August 24 Lydia Ann Lighthouse Cruise/Regatta
Go to the Lighthouse at your leisure, beach your boat and  enjoy the Lighthouse beach area. 
Sailboats are to race back at 1:00 p.m. GPS time.
Light snacks and cool drinks at the Club about 2:30 p.m. 

 

 
On The Water Activities
Tiki Beach Party August-22-2019
RYC Cruise Aug. 24th
We have been talking about a cruise for Aug 24 and plan is set....!
Cruise to mud Island/Tiki Beach. This is a great location just across Aransas Bay. The plan is for a Shrimp Boil on the Beach. Everyone bring your shrimp and what ever to throw in the pot. The plan is to arrive noon or sooner, get the pot going about 1:00.
Bring; Lawn Chairs, Shade, your drinks of choice, other snack to share, sun screen, water shoes/sandals.
Tiki Beach Party
Tiki Beach is at approx:
27 56.864 N    97 0.352 W
From Rockport Harbor 
less than 5 miles at 155 heading
from Leggett Lights 169 heading
Location offer good protection/anchorage from the SE wind. Nice shelly beach, careful coming ashore can be oyster shells in the water. 
Jump in your boat or hitch a ride with another member and come spend the day at Tiki Beach.
We will have some boats to bring you in from anchorage if your a deep draft boat.

 

 
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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