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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!
 

October 11, 2013 Report form the Great Loop

ON THE 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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