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Current Social Activities
April Member's Meeting and Dinner Thursday, April 12th April-5-2018
Make your reservations today!  
 
April  Member's  Meeting and Dinner  Thursday, April 12th 2018
  • Chicken Spaghetti
  • Spring Green Salad
  • Three Bean Salad
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Garlic Bread
  • Dessert
$10.00 per person
RSVP to Judy Island 
Call or text 281-728-3421 or 
by noon on March 10th.
 
Bar opens at 5:00. Dinner at 6:00.  Meeting to follow dinner.
 
On The Water Activities
Youth Sailing Volunteer Mixer April 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. April-7-2018

All hands on deck!
Corpus Christi Yacht Club will be hosting the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship this July.  You are cordially invited to attend the Volunteer Mixer  April 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.mat the Corpus Christi Yacht Club.
Please drop in to talk to the steering committee and learn more about the many available volunteer opportunities.  There will be laptops available for you to sign up online.  Appetizers and beverages will also be provided.  Please note: Volunteers must be 13 years or older.  Some opportunities require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age.

Can't make it to the mixer?  We can still use your help.  Go to https://goo.gl/gp396P to sign up.  

Thank you,
2018 Youth Sailing World Championship Steering Committee

 
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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