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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 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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