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Rockin' Rockport Regatta Galley August 18-19. 2018 August-4-2018

Rockin' Rockport Regatta Galley August 18-19. 2018

A few more volunteers are needed to help in the galley for the RRR.  The times are Sat. and Sun. from 7-9 a.m. or Saturday afternoon from 1-5.  Please let me know if you will be able to help.

Jennie Taylor 

Thanks to the members who have already signed up to bake cookies for the RRR!

We still need a few more members to help by baking cookies.  These cookies are for us to serve for snacks when the kids, coaches and volunteers come in from the race course!  The cookies have been a hit these past two years and were one of the reasons our regatta was named the Best Regatta in  the Texas Sailing Association Youth Series in 2016!

You may bring your cookies to the club on Friday, August 17, during Happy Hour. If this time is not convenient for you, please let me know and we will make arrangements to meet.   If you have questions, please contact me.

Jennie Taylor

 
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.

 
Friday Night Social Hour May-30-2018

Don't forget about the Friday night social hour- open bar, bring a snack, renew aquaintenances and make new friends.  Start time is 5:30 pm until ---

 
On The Water Activities
YouthSailing Regatta August-14-2018
Hi RYC members! 
We have our Texas Sailing Association youth regatta coming up this weekend and could use some extra boats and people on the water! 
If you have a motor boat that you could run or that could be used please email or call Shane McInnis shanemcinnis@cableone.net 
361-205-7004
 
Sunfish Races - End of Season July-27-2018

It is the end of the season for the Sunfish races.  Come out and cheer on your favorite boat.

 
Rockin Rockport Youth Regatta July-27-2018

The Texas Sailing Association Youth Regatta held at the Rockport Yacht Club will be on August 18th and 19th.  All members should join in and support youth sailing and this regatta - either as a viewer or a volunteer worker.

 

 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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