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Current Social Activities
On The Water Activities
Rockport Yacht Club Week of September 16 - 20, 2019 September-19-2019
Friday, September 20 Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Members' Socials
Hosts are needed for the October, November and  December Socials.
 
At the October 10th Social, Rodney Nowell will show us his drone footage of the Race Around the Island.
 
At the November 14th Social, Bill Coxwell will share with us some of the history from the beginning of RYC.
 
The  December 12th Social will be the Christmas Party.  Details to follow as plans develop.
 
Please consider hosting with a group of friends and.
let me know.  lizhielscher@gmail.com
 
Important information
Thanks to Rose Williams for this information.  Sounds like a fun time for a group to go support John and his crew or follow him online.
John Williams and Crew (which includes Jonathon Atwood) have entered to race in the 33rd Annual Harvest Moon Regatta (race from Galveston to Port Aransas). John's boat is a Cosair F31(trimaran).  He will be in the multihull class.  The boat name is "Gimme Samoa".
 
Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook sponsors the race and Bacardi sponsors the BBQ/Awards Party in the Port A Marina Saturday evening.  Anyone can go online and buy a wristband for the BBQ/rum drinks (all you can drink until they run out!).  You can also BYOB.  Lots of people!!    Lots of fun!!
 
Race starts in Galveston on Thursday, October 10th, and first boats cross the finish line in Port A on Friday morning.  Boats come in all day and into the evening.   You can watch the start in Galveston on the seawall at 2:00 p.m. Oct.10th, and/or watch the finish line in Port A on Friday by the marina/jetty on the ship channel.  Most boats dock in the city marina thru the weekend.  It is an awesome site to see and to walk the docks.
 
Website to use:  harvestmoonregatta.com  Follow the links to Tracking and then look for Multihulls...Gimme Samoa.  You can watch all the boats as they race offshore all night long!  If you have any questions, email rwilliams@cableone.net or call Rose
 
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  

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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