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Current Social Activities
Game Night Monday, April 15 April-14-2019

Game Night Monday, April 15, 2019 6:45 p.m

 Are your taxes done?  Come celebrate with other members at the club for Game Night.Bring your game of choice or join in on one that we already have. 

 Any questions call Valarie Nowell at (361) 235-1519 or email at valarien42@gmail.com

 See you there,  

Valarie

 
Tour of Homes April-8-2019
Thanks to everyone who volunteered this weekend to host our part in the Tour of Homes.  We showcased our club, attracted new member candidates and had a very successful food and bar weekend.  It is great when so many step up to help  put our best foot forward to our local and visiting guests in Rockport.
 
Terry Brader's classically restored 1974 Bertram Sportfishing Boat was a real treat as our stop on the Tour of Homes. 
 
Next year will be an even better event with additional boats being planned. 
 
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.

 
On The Water Activities
Harbor 20 Update April-4-2019
Work on The RYC Harbor 20' is coming along very well...!
  
 
    
  

 

 

 

Next work day will be Monday April 8th. We will be moving the boat to Hooking Bull Boat Yard where we will take the boat off the trailer and hang it from an A frame. This will allow us full access to the bottom and areas the trailer has blocked. The boat will remain there until we have her ready for the water.
Schedule:
Monday afternoon April 8th approx 3:00 will move boat from C Cushions to Hooking bull Boat Yard.
Monday: A frame and sand bottom
Over the week; complete the sanding and any repairs, bottom paint, with plans to launch the week of 15th - 20th. Will post work updates as we progress.
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  

 

 
The Rockport Yacht Club has a new to us Sailboat, it's a Harbor 20' March-20-2019
 
  
 
   

 

 This is a beautiful 20' day sailor with room for 6.She is coming to the RYC via club members Jim and Heidi Marmion. Yes they are donating this fine sailboat to our Yacht Club. Big hand and Thank You to Jim & Heidi....!  The idea of such a boat is to give the RYC a method for which to teach adults as well as kids the wonderful sport of sailing. We have chosen this boat for it's ease of sailing as well as it's beautiful lines. The boat was found in Houston, she is a 2011 model in excellent condition.  Even though she is in excellent condition there are a few things we need to do as a club to get her ready to sail.....So we are scheduling a couple work days over the next couple weekends.....
      Saturday March 23rd 9:00 to 12:00
      Saturday March 30th 9:00 to ......
What needs to be done:
1) compound the hull and replace the stripes and boat name.
2) sand the bottom prep for bottom paint (she has a few blisters we will repair)
3) Bottom Paint
4) go over running and standing rigging, replace as needed.
New sails and spinnaker gear are on order for her, we can clean up the old sails for use as well (a good scrubbing).Once she is complete we will keep her in the water at the club. The bridge & board will sorted a plan for how members will be able to sail her responsibly.  We will bring her to the RYC via trailer for the work days. If you have expertise and tools in the areas for which she needs work, (or just want to help and learn) come pitch in to bring this fine Sailboat home to the RYC.  Again.....a Big Hand and Thank You to Jim & Heidi...!
 
Contact: Bill Coxwell 361-463-1193  

 

 

Chapter 5

During 1984 the bridge also under took the task of finding a new waterfront home for the club. By November the club was considering the Rockport Harbor Fuel Dock. The membership voted in December to approve negotiating a lease from the Navigation District and purchasing the building. The Soundings article shows how the members were to pay for the building and the pictures show what it looked like at purchase time.

Then the work began. Under Commodore Clay Wilcox and building committee chair Al Barnes the first workday was held on Feb 16, 1985 to try and get the building ready for the sailing year. It was gutted and reworked to add heads, extend the deck 10 and generally make it presentable. As opportunities presented themselves people came and helped and eventually the building was painted the lovely blue of our current clubhouse. A waterfront home at last. And in what must have been a first the club welcomed a brand new junior member really junior. Commodore Clay gave birth to Chelsea in July of her commanding year. This was also the year of the 1st annual Christmas Boat Parade of Lights in Little Bay a tradition which continues today in concert with the Chamber of Commerce's Tropical Christmas.







 

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