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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 6

Tucker Coxwell's year as commodore had a big event the dedication of the new clubhouse on April 12, 1986. Finally the club had a permanent and useable home.  Racing continued through the spring and summer and the ever popular sunfish races highlighted the summer for the families. The annual Seafair regatta in conjunction with the Chamber's Seafair was held as usual in October and a full year of sailing ended with the Parade of Lights at Christmas.

And the years rolled on. Dick Harrington 87, Kay Jenkins 88, George Sullivan 89. Each Commodore put his or her own touch on the sailing year. Naming the races and making innovations in the timetable and events at the club. In January 1988 the installation dinner was held for the first time at the Country Club a tradition which continues to this day. Once again the Rockport Port Isabel race created excitement with the weather. Also since the club did not have a TABC license at this time each member would rent a locker and keep a bottle of their favorite beverage in it. The club would provide at a nominal fee the set-ups for Happy Hour or dinners. These lockers were quite a piece of work as the resident artist Al Barnes decorated the front of each locker with colorful scenes. Al's wife Nancy created the ceramic plaques which decorate the front of the club at this time also. ( I can find no pictures in the scrapbooks of these lockerĀ  if anyone has a picture I would love to scan it for the history just let me know - fp)

During these years several of our club members competed in the Ultimate race. Four ultra light displacement boats were built and set out to hold races in all parts of the US to the excitement of thousands of spectators. The Blue Bayou Too from Corpus with Bill and Jeff Coxwell as crew members during various races competed and amassed an admirable record including winning the series race in the New London, Conn.







 

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