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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  

 

 

October 11, 2013 Report from the Great Loop

Ozel and Maryann Cox along with their two Portuguese Water Dogs, Nissa and Osita, left Rockport on board their trawler Freya in February 2012 to begin the Great Loop. After a short layover in Kemah, they headed to Mobile, AL where they officially started the Loop. The trip from there to Jacksonville, FL went smoothly with the exception of the stern thruster going out so they stopped in Jacksonville to have it repaired. While there, Maryann had to return to Houston for back surgery. They left the boat in Jacksonville and returned to continue the Loop in April 2013.

From Jacksonville, FL they cruised the Atlantic ICW through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware to Cape May, NJ. From there they went off shore to New York Harbor. Next came the beautiful Hudson River. They took their time on the Hudson while waiting for the Erie Canal to open. It had been damaged due to flooding. After three weeks, they decided to take the longer route through Canada since the NYS Canal authorities couldn't say when the Canal would reopen. So they continued up the Hudson, through Lake Champlain, into Canada - the Chambly Canal, Richelieu River, St. Lawrence, Ottawa River to Ottawa, then down the Rideau and the Trent-Severn Waterways, across Georgian Bay and the North Channel.
They entered the US at Drummond Island, MI and continued on to Mackinac City, M; Charlevoix, MI; Beaver Island, MI. They decided to come down the West coast of Lake Michigan - the Wisconsin side via Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and then down Lake Michigan to Chicago . The Chicago River (through downtown Chicago) took them to the Illinois River leading to the Mississippi, where they were at the time of is writing ..

Their plans include taking the Mississippi to the Ohio River at Cairo, IL and taking the Cumberland River to Barkley Lake, Kentucky Lake and the Tennessee River. The American Great Loop Cruising Association is having a Rendezvous at WheelerState Park, Rogersville, ALĀ  which is on the Tennessee. After that event they are planning a side trip to Chatanuga, TN before going down the Black Warrior and the Tenn-Tom waterway to Mobile, AL where they will cross their wake. BUT the trip doesn't end there - they have another 895 miles to travel back to Rockport.







 

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