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Rockin' Rockport Regatta Galley August 18-19. 2018 August-4-2018

Rockin' Rockport Regatta Galley August 18-19. 2018

A few more volunteers are needed to help in the galley for the RRR.  The times are Sat. and Sun. from 7-9 a.m. or Saturday afternoon from 1-5.  Please let me know if you will be able to help.

Jennie Taylor 

Thanks to the members who have already signed up to bake cookies for the RRR!

We still need a few more members to help by baking cookies.  These cookies are for us to serve for snacks when the kids, coaches and volunteers come in from the race course!  The cookies have been a hit these past two years and were one of the reasons our regatta was named the Best Regatta in  the Texas Sailing Association Youth Series in 2016!

You may bring your cookies to the club on Friday, August 17, during Happy Hour. If this time is not convenient for you, please let me know and we will make arrangements to meet.   If you have questions, please contact me.

Jennie Taylor

 
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.

 
Friday 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 ---

 
On The Water Activities
YouthSailing Regatta August-14-2018
Hi RYC members! 
We have our Texas Sailing Association youth regatta coming up this weekend and could use some extra boats and people on the water! 
If you have a motor boat that you could run or that could be used please email or call Shane McInnis shanemcinnis@cableone.net 
361-205-7004
 
Sunfish Races - End of Season July-27-2018

It is the end of the season for the Sunfish races.  Come out and cheer on your favorite boat.

 
Rockin Rockport Youth Regatta July-27-2018

The Texas Sailing Association Youth Regatta held at the Rockport Yacht Club will be on August 18th and 19th.  All members should join in and support youth sailing and this regatta - either as a viewer or a volunteer worker.

 

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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