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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 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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